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Sifuna Amanzi (We Need Water)

By |2020-09-11T09:25:24+00:00September 11th, 2020|Local Governance, Organisational|

Sifuna Amanzi (We Need Water) is a social justice water campaign aimed at increasing awareness of the ongoing water shortages as a result of drought and poor water infrastructure in many impoverished and resource-deprived rural communities in the Eastern Cape. The province was declared a disaster area due to drought in 2019 by the [...]

#ASIVIKELANE progress report – Informal settlement voices matter

By |2020-08-04T12:42:00+00:00July 31st, 2020|Local Governance, News, Sustainable Settlements|

For the past four months since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, Afesis-corplan has been working with 87 households sharing water and ablution facilities in 35 informal settlements communities across the Buffalo City Metro (BCM) to assess hygiene measures in place to limit the spread of the virus. Sharing toilets that are dirty and [...]

Ronald Eglin: Unauthorised land occupation in our cities – Why demolishing is not the answer

By |2020-07-29T13:43:30+00:00July 29th, 2020|Managed Land Settlement, News, Sustainable Settlements, Upgrading Informal Settlements|

THE following are edited extracts of an article by Ronald Eglin published in the Daily Dispatch newspaper on 20 February 2018 shortly after members of the public flocked to an open piece of land near the R72 road outside the East London Airport in what the media dubbed at the time “the biggest attempt at [...]

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 [...]

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