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Accounting for Basic Services Leadership Exchange Meeting

By |2018-06-06T11:24:55+00:00June 6th, 2018|Accounting for Basic Sercvices, News, Organisational|

SOME of the country's top civil society organizations are meeting in Johannesburg this week to share in the experiences of six communities that were part of the Accounting for Basic Services Programme. With an aim to engage local government towards improving basic service delivery, the programme was implemented in six communities located in three different [...]

BCMM Council Open Day 2018

By |2018-05-18T12:15:13+00:00May 18th, 2018|Local Governance, News, Organisational|

On the 16th May 2018, Afesis-corplan programme staff Masixole Kente, Lindokuhle Vellem and Sikhander Coopoo attended the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality’s 2018 Council Open Day. The purpose of the Council Open Day was for BCMM to present the outcomes of their IDP Roadshow that took place from 19 April – 14 May 2018 (this included [...]

Expropriation – call for comments

By |2018-05-16T09:50:15+00:00May 10th, 2018|News, Sustainable Settlements|

Land expropriation is a hot topic at the moment as parliament calls on the public to make submissions on the issue of expropriation without compensation by 15 June 2018.The article Expropriation: Key to more Equitable Land Distribution, or Expensive Folly?  written in 2011 by Rob McGaffin for the Afesis-corplan Transformer Journal Volume 17 no 3 is [...]

Afesis-corplan News Bulletin

By |2018-06-07T12:20:11+00:00May 3rd, 2018|News, News Bulletin, Organisational|

Afesis-corplan has introduced a news bulletin that contains news of the day-to-day activities of the organisation. News Bulletin #1: Call for the establishment of an urban land commission News Bulletin #2: Ngqushwa community to march against corruption News Bulletin #3: Ngqushwa municipality receives Glenmore petition News Bulletin #4: Conference raises stakes on land governance News Bulletin [...]

Deepening Participatory Local Governance

By |2018-06-21T07:52:09+00:00April 12th, 2018|Deepening Participatory Local Governance, Local Governance|

The murkiness of today’s politics demands that citizens establish organs through which they will exercise power. Ward committees were conceptualized as organs for people’s power, but it has been proven beyond doubt that this mechanism failed to shift power in local governance in a manner that allows citizens to participate meaningfully in governance. Afesis-corplan argues [...]

Call for the establishment of an urban land commission

By |2018-04-13T12:03:10+00:00April 5th, 2018|Afesis in Action, News, Sustainable Settlements|

By Afesis-corplan The idea of establishing an urban land commission to provide an appropriate institutional response to land redistribution in cities solicited a heated debate during the Urban Land Dialogue hosted by the South African Cities Network (SACN) in Port Elizabeth on March 27th. Geoff Bickford of the SACN argued that while the land debate [...]

Glenmore residents start petition to get their sports field rectified

By |2018-04-13T12:03:10+00:00April 5th, 2018|Accounting for Basic Sercvices, Afesis in Action, News|

By Afesis-corplan The Glenmore sports facility remains inaccessible to members of the community wishing to use it despite Ngqushwa local municipality allegedly having spent R3-million to refurbish it. In response to a request for support by the Glenmore community, Afesis-corplan has been involved in attempts to get the Ngqushwa Municipality to engage and share information [...]

Cooperatives briefed on R600m mega farming project

By |2018-04-13T12:03:10+00:00April 5th, 2018|Afesis in Action, Consultancies and Special Projects, News|

By Afesis-corplan THE Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency (ECRDA) will spend R600-million on a farming project targeting 12 villages in Tshabo, outside King William’s Town. Afesis-corplan is drafting a social contract for the project through a public participation process to ensure that commitments made by the communities, represented by 12 cooperatives, and government are clearly [...]

Urban Land Dialogue in Port Elizabeth

By |2018-03-28T09:53:29+00:00March 28th, 2018|News, Organisational|

Afesis-corplan was part of the Urban Land Dialogue in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro yesterday which was hosted by South African Cities Network (SACN). Ronald Eglin was interviewed by the media and was quoted in an article published by the Herald newspaper. Click on the link to read the full article.

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