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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Mandela Day in Glenmore

By |2018-04-13T12:03:14+00:00October 4th, 2017|Accounting for Basic Sercvices, Afesis in Action, Local Governance, News, Organisational|

by Lindokuhle Vellem On the 18th of July, which is the international commemorative day for Nelson Mandela's Birthday, the Afesis-corplan team travelled to Glenmore community in the Ngqushwa Municipality of the Eastern Cape. It was a fun day filled with singing and laughter, cleaning and painting. To end the day a huge Mandela cake was shared [...]

A Guide to Local Government Budget Advocacy in South Africa

By |2017-04-06T07:20:12+00:00April 6th, 2017|Accounting for Basic Sercvices, Local Governance, News|

New developments on the Accounting For Basic Services (ABS) scene: the team is proud to announce the completion and publication of the Guide to Local Government Budget Advocacy. The guide is designed to empower Civil Society Organisations to better understand Municipal Budgets. The clearer understanding will ensure more effective advocacy around service delivery and promote [...]

Accounting for Basic Services (ABS): Participatory Budgeting

By |2018-04-13T12:02:56+00:00February 2nd, 2017|Accounting for Basic Sercvices, Local Governance|

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is the process by which citizens deliberate and negotiate over the distribution of public resources.  PB/municipal budgeting programs are implemented at the will of governments, citizens, NGOs, and civil society organizations to give citizens a direct role in deciding how and where public resources should be spent.  These programs create opportunities for [...]

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