Board of Directors


Judge Neels Claassen National Chairperson, Mediator MiM(UCT)

Judge (Retired) of the High Court of South Africa


Dr Henry Lerm Deputy Chairperson Legal; Director and Branch-Chairperson (Eastern Cape); Mediator (MiM)UCT

Doctor in Law and an admitted attorney at Uitenage Justice for Legal Aid SA


Trevor Reynolds Deputy Chairperson Health Sciences

Clinical (neuro)psychologist, forensic expert witness, Aeromedical and Aviation Psychology


Dr Hannetjie Edeling Director: Administration/Communications; Mediator (Conflict Dynamics and MiM(UCT))

Counselling psychologist,workshop facilitator,author and mediator


Dr Gavin Fredericks Director: National Treasurer


Dr Herman Edeling Clinical Negligence and Mediation Director; Faculty Course Leader; Mediator MiM(UCT)

Neurosurgeon in Medico-Legal Practice


Prof. Hennie Becker Director: Gauteng Branch Chairperson

Emeritus Professor Surgery at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University ( Medunsa campus)


Dr Brand Claassen Director


Adv. Ian Dutton Director: Branch-Chairperson (KZN)

Advocate of the High Court specialising in Medical Law


Dr Hans Enslin Director: RAF Matters

Orthopaedic Surgeon


Mr Johan Jordaan Director: Branch-Chairperson ((Free State)


Dr Rita Kellerman Director

Director at A. M. Kellerman & Associates


Adv Jenine Khan Director: Membership


Adv. Albert Lamey Director

Advocate at Pretoria Society of Advocates


Dr Sharon Munyaka Director

Industrial Psychologist


Adv Thami Ncongwane Director: Transformation


Dr Hennie Pienaar Director

ā€ˇPrincipal Specialist (Head of Unit) at Department of Surgery, University of Pretoria


Prof. Gert Saayman Director

Forensic Pathologist; Head of Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Pretoria


Prof Kapil Satyapal Director


Ms Irana Singh Director


Romany Sutherland Director: Branch-Chairperson (Western Cape); Mediator MiM(UCT)

Attorney specialising in Clinical Negligence


Dr Anton van den Bout Director

Orthopaedic and Spinal surgeon and admitted Advocate to the High Court of SA Accredited Mediator in Medical Negligence and Commercial matters


Dr Marlene Wasserman Director


Adv. Patrick van den Heever Deceased

Member of the Cape Bar Extraordinary Professor of Law (Criminal and Medical Law (University of the Free State)) Accredited Commercial & Civil Mediator


Prof. Charles Lautenbach Deceased

Orthopaedic Surgeon


Dr Frank Snyckers Deceased


About Us

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