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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.

What our Executive Director is up to…

By |2018-03-22T08:47:53+00:00March 22nd, 2018|News, Organisational|

Our Executive Director, Nontando is part of a delegation of nine Ford-funded NGO leaders from west and southern Africa who are hosted by the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) as part of an ARNOVA/AROCSA NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program. This first of its kind program aims to prepare these NGO leaders from Africa for a [...]

Learning Brief #12: Equitable Access to Land

By |2018-04-13T12:03:11+00:00December 13th, 2017|Learning Briefs, Managed Land Settlement, News, Sustainable Settlements|

Land redistribution is a hot topic in South Africa. Some are saying that the constitution needs to change so as to speed up land reform and land redistribution while others claim that it is not the constitution that is the problem, but rather weak land reform implementation and elite capture of the land reform process. [...]

Managed Land Settlement Training

By |2018-04-13T12:03:11+00:00December 13th, 2017|Managed Land Settlement, News, Organisational|

Ronald Eglin gave a training presentation to students at the Wits School of Governance course on Human Settlement Policy and Management on 5 December 2017 on “An Introduction to Managed Land Settlement: from depth to width”. The presentation outlined what a new site and service or plot and basic service approach to human settlement development could [...]

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