Promoting active citizenship and good governance
Afesis-corplan is a vibrant, dynamic development NGO situated in East London. We are recognised as pioneers in deepening participatory democracy and good local governance, community development and alternative settlement development approaches since 1992. Registered as a Section 21 Company, Afesis-corplan operates under the governance of a capable Board of Directors. Eighty percent of the organisation’s staff has professional or postgraduate qualifications and ninety percent come from historically disadvantaged communities.
Our strategic goal is to support citizens to actively unlock and enhance the state’s potential to deliver responsive services and targeted development initiatives. To achieve this, Afesis-corplan uses participatory methods to empower citizens to take their rightful places in local governance.
First published in 1996, the Transformer continues to be an interesting and thought-provoking read. It began with six issues produced per year then on a quarterly basis and bi-annual. Afesis-corplan’s team of mainly in-house writers aim to inform, entertain and challenge readers to reflect on issues relating to development, ethical governance and public participation in the Eastern Cape and beyond.
We need you to assist us is serving the communities we work with to become active citizens.
Communities where we work
The NPO Capacity Building training done by Afesis-corplan was very helpful. It assisted us to be able to draft our own Financial statements and do our own Basic Bookkeeping such as recording of daily business transactions. We also became better equipped at Project and Conflict Management.
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