Laurie Greyvenstein

Director, Social Justice Foundation

Laurie Greyvenstein completed a Bachelor of Law at Unisa and has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute Resolution at US in addition to having 25 years’ experience as Detective, Maintenance Officer, Public Prosecutor and Magistrate in district and regional courts.

He also has:

  • Experience in litigation in civil, criminal and family courts.
  • 14 years’ experience in Alternative dispute resolution.
  • International accreditation as a Family, Civil, Commercial mediator & Restorative Justice practitioner.
  • Accreditation with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in London, Conflict Dynamics (CD), South African Association of Mediators (SAAM), National Accreditation Board of Family Mediators (NABFAM) & the Dispute Accreditation Council (DISAC).

And has:

  • Served as Chairperson of the South African Association of Mediators (SAAM) for two years.
  • Served on the SAAM executive committee for four years.
  • Served as Executive Board Member of the National Accreditation Board of Family Mediators (NABFAM) since 2014.
  • Served as Executive Board Member and chairperson of the South African Restorative Justice Accreditation Body (SARJAB) (ADR in Criminal Cases by private practitioners) since 2019.
  • Compiled study guides on 22 topics relating to ADR, Family Law and Restorative Justice.
  • Written monthly articles on above-mentioned topics since 2014.
  • Trained more than 1500 persons for DOJ, DSD, Legal Cost Insurance industry and Mediation Sector on mediation and related topics.
  • Assisted the South African Law Reform Commission with amendments to the Maintenance Act.
  • Worked as part-time lecturer at UP in short courses for family law and mediation training for EAP practitioners and mediators.
  • Served as a founding member of Family Justice Mediation Practitioners (Pty) Ltd, Family Credit Bureau (Pty) Ltd, Social Justice Network (Pty) Ltd and Social Justice Foundation NPO.
  • Worked as a fulltime ADR practitioner, trainer & peacemaker since 2006.
  • Worked as a radio presenter on ADR and Peacemaking.

Recent Posts

  • Online Dispute Resolution
    Online dispute resolution (ODR) is a branch of dispute resolution which uses technology to facilitate the resolution of disputes between parties.  In this respect it is often seen as being the online equivalent of Alternative dispute resolution.  However, ODR can also augment these traditional means of resolving disputes by applying innovative techniques and online technologies to the process.