Learning Brief #8: A New Land Records System

By | August 11th, 2017|Learning Briefs, Managed Land Settlement, Sustainable Settlements|

It is fairly well understood how an incremental settlement approach to addressing South Africa's housing and settlement needs works, but there is less understanding however for how an incremental settlement approach could work in the context of tenure security. For a more in depth look at a new approach to Land Records, click here to [...]

Learning Brief #9: Rethinking Land and Housing Allocation

By | August 10th, 2017|Learning Briefs, Managed Land Settlement, Sustainable Settlements|

In this Learning Brief, Afesis-corplan proposes that government should shift the majority of its housing budget from building RDP houses (for a relatively few people every year) to providing (basic) serviced sites with access to (at least) incremental tenure security as part of an organised Managed Land Settlement (MLS) programme. Households will then be able to use [...]

Citizen-based Monitoring of Frontline Service Delivery Toolkit for Freedom House South Africa

By | August 7th, 2017|Local Governance, News, Organisational|

Afesis-corplan are very proud to have developed a toolkit for Freedom House South Africa, titled: Citizen-based Monitoring of Frontline Service Delivery Toolkit. This toolkit was developed with an aim of offering organised community groups with basic tools to use to organise, mobilise and engage - in a structured and meaningful manner- in local government with [...]

How can local government councillors interact with and represent their constituents better?

By | July 28th, 2017|IDP, Local Governance, News|

On 5 July 2017 Sibulele Poswayo and Ronald Eglin met with Gabriel Nahmias a researcher involved in the South African Councillor Panel Study. The research project aims to better understand the ways in which local government councillors interact with and represent their constituents; and to better understand the particular demands and challenges they confront in [...]

Strategic Plan Handbook 2017

By | July 27th, 2017|Consultancies and Special Projects, Local Governance, News, Organisational, Strategic Plan Handbook 2017, Sustainable Settlements|

Afesis-corplan, having worked on local governance and housing development issues for more than 20 years is one of the organizations that offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise that could play a meaningful role in strengthening local government to deliver on its mandate. Besides innovating and enhancing processes, Afesis-corplan is also best placed to support [...]

Responding to Eviction and Displacement 

By | July 24th, 2017|News, Sustainable Settlements|

About 35 participants from local and international NGO’s met under the theme “forced evictions and urban displacement” in Soweto between 17-20 July 2017 to learn more about local experiences in resisting evictions and promoting the upgrading of informal settlements and to explore opportunities for further collaboration. The event was organised by the Socio-Economic Rights Institute [...]

JUNE 2017 NEWSLETTER: Afesis in Action June 2017

By | July 10th, 2017|Afesis in Action, News, Organisational|

To catch up on what has been happening at Afesis-corplan, click here for our newsletter, Afesis in Action June 2017!

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Learning Brief #7: Land acquisition and development for human settlement

By | June 29th, 2017|Learning Briefs, News, Sustainable Settlements|

As a country we need to prioritise the acquisition and development of land for settlement purposes if we are to make any impact on the demand for housing.  Between 1994 and 2014 the South African government provided more than 2.5 million houses and some 1.2 million serviced sites, but the housing backlog nevertheless increased over [...]

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Learning Brief #6: Motivation for a housing development support programme

By | June 29th, 2017|Learning Briefs, Managed Land Settlement, News, Sustainable Settlements|

Afesis-corplan has been promoting the concept of managed land settlement (MLS) for a number of years. MLS is where government allows people to settle on (semi) serviced land with basic tenure security, and households are able to use their own money to start to build their own shelter and houses. In the MLS approach government shifts [...]

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Farm Dweller Tenure Security and Housing

By | June 22nd, 2017|News, Sustainable Settlements|

By Ronald Eglin June 2017 A lot still needs to be done to find solutions for securing land tenure and housing for farm dwellers around South Africa. This emerged from a learning and sharing event organised by the Association for Rural Advancement (AFRA) on 14 June 2017 in Pietermaritzburg on farm dweller tenure security and housing [...]

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