Poor negotiation at heart of ongoing #FeesMustFall protests - legal expert

Lack of effective methods of conflict resolution seem to be one of the factors behind the #FeesMustFall protests continuing across the country's universities.

According to alternative dispute resolution specialist and director at Bowman Gilfillan Attoneys, John Brand, poor negotiation skills and an inability to reach consensus between students and government could be behind the protests continuing.

The biggest obstacle is people's habitual resort to power as the first means of dealing with conflict between themselves. They choose a particular solution and try to force the solution on the other party.

John Brand, Bowman Gilfillan Attorneys

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to him regarding the strategies that could be used to resolve the issue. He said South Africa has a rich history of fruitful negotiations that could bring about the same positive results for the students' cause.

Various universities have suspended their academic programmes as students call for free higher education for all.

Listen to the conversation below:

You need multi-stakeholder engagement. There are a multiplicity of stakeholders that have to contribute towards a solution.

John Brand, Bowman Gilfillan Attorneys

Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Dali Tambo remembers 'Uncle Nelson' ahead of the centenary of Madiba's birth

Dali Tambo remembers 'Uncle Nelson' ahead of the centenary of Madiba's birth

The son of struggle hero Oliver Tambo shares his memories of Madiba as the world celebrates the centenary of Mandela's birth.

[LISTEN] How best to support employees with dyslexia

[LISTEN] How best to support employees with dyslexia

Dyslexic workers face certain challenges in the workplace - Azania finds out how employers can support their staff.

Double-tap if you're a social media addict - JHB rehab offers residential help

Double-tap if you're a social media addict - JHB rehab offers residential help

Eden Recovery Centre in Joburg is the first rehabilitation centre in SA to offer inpatient treatment for social media addiction.

 Afrotraction sings his heart out on #702Unplugged

Afrotraction sings his heart out on #702Unplugged

Wandile Moya says his music career started when he was very young in the church.

 I afford myself a lot of grace, go on set, and work hard - Lerato Makhetha

I afford myself a lot of grace, go on set, and work hard - Lerato Makhetha

The actor talks about taking over from Loyiso McDonald in his role as Ntando Sibeko on Isidingo and his love for music.

Ritual Cafe caters for vegan, vegetarian, meat lovers and pescatarians

Ritual Cafe caters for vegan, vegetarian, meat lovers and pescatarians

Azania Mosaka speaks to Ritual Cafe owner Julia Kunstler on what they have to offer on the Friday Food feature.

Popular articles
Robots are already replacing financial advisors right here in South Africa

Robots are already replacing financial advisors right here in South Africa

But can they be trusted? Are they independent? Bruce Whitfield interviews Personal Financial Advisor Warren Ingram.

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Bruce Whitfield interviews La Grange about her and Madiba's attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

You’re either a ‘money slave’ or a ‘money master’ (says author of 'My Money')

You’re either a ‘money slave’ or a ‘money master’ (says author of 'My Money')

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Sugar Creek financial expert and author of “My Money” Gerald Mwandiambira.

How to make money through ‘buy-to-let’ (using very little of your own money)

How to make money through ‘buy-to-let’ (using very little of your own money)

Bruce Whitfield interviews Francois Janse van Rensburg, author of “Making Money through Buy-To-Let in South Africa".

Retirement: 8 biggest mistakes people typically make…

Retirement: 8 biggest mistakes people typically make…

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Galileo Capital Financial Advisor Warren Ingram.

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

Marli van Breda's ex took the stand in the trial of triple murder accused Henri van Breda.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Meet Errol Musk - father of Elon, the most innovative entrepreneur of our age

Meet Errol Musk - father of Elon, the most innovative entrepreneur of our age

Elon Musk, as you’d expect, hails from an exceptional family. Bruce Whitfield interviews his Capetonian father.