+27 21 801 6176 info@famac.co.za

About FAMAC

We help mediate family and divorce
disputes

We offer parties a process where they themselves are in control of the outcome, assisted by a neutral third-party in a problem-solving environment.

Mediation dispute resolution

We seek to help couples bring the marriage to a close in a way that is fair and equitable. The mediation process is confidential and we aim to enable both spouses to have more direct control over the terms and conditions of their divorce agreement.

FAMAC’s Core Values

Fair and equitable
mediation

Mediators act as objective third-parties to help enhance communications between parties, fostering an improved working relationship.

Creative
problem-solving

Through the skilled assistance of a mediator, parties are encouraged to listen, keep confidence, be empathetic, respect each other’s values, and focus on resolving underlying conflict.

Self-determination

Both parties have the autonomy to make the decisions instead of giving up that power to a neutral third party. The mediator is simply there to guide the conversation to help the parties themselves make the necessary decisions.

FAMAC Committee Members

The following industry professionals make up the FAMAC Committee and help to ensure that all decisions are made in the best interest of the clients, the organisation, and its members. The sub-committees are training, ethics, parenting coordination, marketing and website, finanes, resources, general meetings and speakers.

Esna Bruwer

Esna Bruwer

Co-Chair | Mental Health

Melanie Fourie

Melanie Fourie

Co-Chair | Legal

Sunel Beeselaar

Sunel Beeselaar

Core Executive Committee | Finance | Legal

Jo-ann Mandy

Jo-ann Mandy

Core Executive | Secretary | Mental Health

Craig Schneider

Craig Schneider

Executive Committee | Legal

Sandra Hitchcock

Sandra Hitchcock

Executive Committee | Mental Health

Elmari Du Plessis

Elmari Du Plessis

Executive Committee | Legal

Eunice Marais

Eunice Marais

Executive Committee | Mental Health

Eugene Opperman

Eugene Opperman

Executive Committee | Legal

George De Beer

George De Beer

Executive Committee | Legal

Tom Blyth

Tom Blyth

Executive Committee | Legal

Ilze van der Merwe

Ilze van der Merwe

Executive Committee | Mental Health

Need advice?

Contact us to find out more about how our accredited mediators can help with divorce and family disputes.
Or find out more about our events, workshops and training.