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Disaster preparedness of municipalities in the face of Coronavirus

By |2020-05-11T13:24:31+00:00May 11th, 2020|Deepening Participatory Local Governance, News|

South Africa is declared a national state of disaster. New cases of the coronavirus are being reported daily throughout the world and South Africa is no exception. The number of confirmed positive cases of people with the virus has risen since the lockdown was declared on 27 March. Covid-19 has now been confirmed a pandemic [...]

Afesis-corplan submits comment on national Spatial Development Framework (NSDF)

By |2020-02-17T09:23:46+00:00February 17th, 2020|Local Governance, Managed Land Settlement, Sustainable Settlements, Upgrading Informal Settlements|

Afesis-corplan, in its submission to the draft national Spatial Development Framework (NSDF) of South Africa (see copy of submission here), calls for the NSDF to  specifically recognize that informal settlements are likely to remain a feature of our spatial landscape for the foreseeable future and that left unchecked they pose a risk to future development [...]

Transformer Volume 20 Number 2 Article: Linking incremental settlement development and job creation

By |2020-01-29T10:38:36+00:00January 29th, 2020|Managed Land Settlement, Sustainable Settlements, Transformer Journal, Upgrading Informal Settlements|

Transformer Article: Linking incremental settlement development and job creation Ronald Eglin A shift from a housing approach that focuses on the provision of an RDP house, to one that focuses on incremental settlement development can help address the triple challenge of unemployment, inequality and poverty in South Africa. Click here for the PDF of the [...]

Expropriation of Land without Compensation – Constitutional Amendments

By |2020-01-29T09:35:03+00:00January 29th, 2020|Local Governance, News, Sustainable Settlements|

The public had until the end of January 2020 to comment on the “Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill” that makes it explicit that “where land and any improvements thereon are expropriated for the purposes of land reform, the amount of compensation payable may be nil.” As the Constitution stands at the moment, without any amendments, it does not [...]

Land Expropriation Without Compensation and Land Speculation

By |2020-01-21T07:51:51+00:00January 20th, 2020|Organisational, Sustainable Settlements|

The public has until end of January 2020 to comment on the “Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill"  that makes it explicit that “where land and any improvements thereon are expropriated for the purposes of land reform, the amount of compensation payable may be nil.” As the Constitution stands at the moment, without any amendments, it does [...]

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

By |2020-01-24T08:08:16+00:00November 13th, 2019|Local Governance, News, Organisational|

Afesis-corplan are proud to have revised the toolkit for Freedom House South Africa, titled: Citizen-based Monitoring of Frontline Service Delivery Toolkit. This toolkit was originally developed in 2017 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 [...]