Emalahleni Dispute Resolution Centre in Witbank
Alternative Dispute Resolution ( ADR ) was developed as an alternative to the traditional dispute resolution mechanism, litigation, which has become costly, time – consuming and did not give the parties control over the outcome of their disputes and was generally cumbersome. ADR refers to a variety of techniques for resolving disputes without resorting to litigation in the courts. The concept behind the introduction of ADR methods was, inter alia, to reduce the delays and costs associated with litigation; to introduce relatively less formal methods of dispute resolution; to introduce consensual problem solving and empower individuals by enabling them to control the outcome of their dispute and develop dispute resolution mechanisms that would preserve personal and business relationships. ADR processes are thus intended to produce better outcomes all round.