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BCM Must Support Civic Education To Strengthen Democracy

By |2019-02-27T13:21:06+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Local Governance, News, Organisational|

The role and participation of citizens in municipal processes and local government planning are critical for civic engagement, influencing policy, decision-making and holding government accountable. This was a message delivered by Afesis-corplan's Executive Director, Nontando Ngamlana at the Buffalo City Metro (BCM) civic education dialogue held in East London on Friday May 22. Ngamlana said [...]

Afesis-corplan makes submission on Expropriation without compensation

By |2018-06-19T08:30:02+00:00June 19th, 2018|Managed Land Settlement, News, Organisational, Sustainable Settlements|

Afesis-corplan, in its submission to the Constitutional Review Committee, submits that the constitution does not need to be revised at this stage to (1) expropriate land without compensation, and (2) create an appropriate tenure regime. The state should however (1) test the constitutional provisions to determine under what circumstances it is ‘just and equitable’ to [...]

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 [...]

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