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dc.contributor.authorPovey, A. L.
dc.contributor.authorCattell, K. S.
dc.contributor.authorMichell, K. A
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-18T10:27:11Z
dc.date.available2017-09-18T10:27:11Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationPovey, A. L., Cattell, K. S., & Michell, K. A. (2006). Mediation practice in the South African construction industry. Acta Structilia: Journal for the Physical and Development Sciences, 13(1), 44-64.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1023-0564 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0487 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/6940
dc.description.abstractEnglish: Dissatisfaction with the traditional methods of litigation and arbitration for set tling disputes has led to an increase in the growth of alternative dispute reso lution (ADR) processes. Presently mediation is the ADR process most frequently used for settling disputes that arise within the South African construction indus try. This paper presents the findings of an investigation into the practice of mediation in the South African construction industry. The main findings of the investigation were that the mediators are more intent on resolving the dispute for the parties, than assisting the parties in seeking their own settlement to the dispute. The majority of the respondents place greater emphasis on the im portance of their technical expertise, authority and their understanding of the matter in dispute rather than on moving the parties towards an indepth understanding of each other’s perspectives on the matter in dispute. Finally, it is concluded that the process being employed by mediators in the South African construction industry is not consistent with the generally accepted principles of the mediation process.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractAfrikaans; naamlik litigasie en arbitrasie, het tot gevolg dat geskilbeslegtingsmetode aan die toeneem is. Mediasie is huidiglik die geskilbeslegtingsmetode wat meeren deels gebruik word vir die oplossing van geskille wat uit die SuidAfrikaanse boubedryf voortspruit. Hierdie referaat lê die bevindinge van ’n ondersoek na die praktyke in mediasie, soos in die boubedryf toegepas, voor. Die mees op vallende bevindinge van die ondersoek toon dat mediators ’n geneigdheid het om die geskille namens die partye op te los, eerder as om hul by te staan in die proses van oplossing of te wel skikking van die dispuut. Die meerderheid van die respondente het eerder groot nadruk op hul eie tegniese bedrewen heid, bevoegdheid en begrip van die aangeleentheid wat aan hul voorgelê is, geplaas eerder as om ’n raadgewende rol in te neem en die partye te ondersteun in hul onderskeie perspektiewe en begrip van die geskil. Die ge volgtrekking is dus dat die meerderheid van die ondervraagde bemiddelaars wat gemoed is met die bemiddeling van geskille in die SuidAfrikaanse bou bedryf, die proses uitvoer op ’n manier wat teenstrydig is met die algemeen aanvaarde grondbeginsels van die mediasieproses.af
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectConstruction disputesen_ZA
dc.subjectDispute resolutionen_ZA
dc.subjectMediationen_ZA
dc.titleMediation practice in the South African construction industryen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA


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