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Renewed Commitment to Upgrading of Informal Settlements

By |2019-02-27T15:30:22+00:00February 27th, 2019|News, Sustainable Settlements|

Ronald Eglin Government is renewing its commitment to the upgrading of informal settlements.  In his budget vote speech on 20 February 2019, the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni stated that “(f)unding totalling R14.7 billion over the two outer years [202/21 and 2021/22] has been reprioritised to two new conditional grants for informal settlements upgrading [...]

RECRUITING – Programme Officer: Sustainable Settlements

By |2019-02-27T13:43:36+00:00February 27th, 2019|News, Organisational, Sustainable Settlements|

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. The broad aim is to support citizens to actively unlock and enhance the state’s potential to deliver responsive services and targeted development initiatives. The [...]

Only 20 percent of Eastern Cape’s “First Time Voters” registered to vote

By |2019-02-06T13:13:40+00:00February 1st, 2019|Follow you vote, Local Governance|

By Zwanga Mukhuthu For the 2019 national and provincial elections, the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) had by this week, registered more than 3.3-million voters in the Eastern Cape (IEC-EC, 2019). This figure constitutes all citizens aged 18 and older as per the electoral Act. As per the Census 2011, there [...]

The narrative that continues to associate state capture with Zuma is a lazy one

By |2018-11-22T10:43:46+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Local Governance, News|

By Nontando Ngamlana There has been great public interest in the phenomenon dubbed ‘state capture’ since the revelation of the Gupta influence on ministerial and other senior institutional leadership appointments. Rightly so because the collusion of business and public representatives in ways that advance their personal and business interests over public good cripples the state [...]

Glenmore Sports Field Refurbishment

By |2018-09-18T11:09:01+00:00September 18th, 2018|Accounting for Basic Sercvices, Local Governance, News|

[IN CASE YOU MISSED IT]: Here’s our Executive Director, Nontando Ngamlana's widely publicised media statement on the refurbishment of the Glenmore Sports Field by the Ngqushwa Local Municipality. Click to open. Refurbishment of Glenmore Sports Field by the Ngqushwa Local Municipality Press statement For background and more information about Glenmore, view the following articles on [...]

State of Local Governance 2018 publication launch

By |2018-09-03T09:57:41+00:00September 3rd, 2018|News, Uncategorized|

The theme of the 2018 State of Local Governance (SoLG) publication, Development Local Government: Dream Deferred? centres around three milestones - the 20 year anniversary of the White Paper on Local Government, the 15-year anniversary of the Good Governance Learning network and the 10th State of Local Governance (SoLG) publication. This year marks the 20th [...]

Accounting for Basic Services: Policy Briefs

By |2018-08-16T13:45:11+00:00August 16th, 2018|Accounting for Basic Sercvices, Local Governance, News|

In order to improve accountability and to ensure that communities’ democratic rights go beyond a simple vote towards active political participation and engagement, efforts need to be made to capacitate and enable citizens to do so. In 2016-2018, Afesis-corplan, the Built Environment Support Group (BESG), the Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) Southern Africa Office, Isandla Institute [...]

Glenmore residents march to the Ngqushwa local municipality

By |2018-07-06T08:59:50+00:00July 6th, 2018|Accounting for Basic Sercvices, Local Governance, News|

Afesis-corplan was in Peddie on June 27 where residents of Glenmore marched to the Ngqushwa local municipality to demand that municipal officials respond to a petition they handed over in April. The petition relates to the Glenmore community sports field which the municipality spent more than R2-million refurbishing. However the sports field remains in a [...]