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 [...]

The Social Audit Network (SAN)

By |2017-10-05T09:17:45+00:00October 4th, 2017|Afesis in Action, Citizen Action and Government Accountability, News, Organisational|

by Masixole Kente The Social Audit Network (SAN) has recently launched a Social Audit Video and new logo. The video showcases different social audits conducted in various locations by member organisations of the network around South Africa. Afesis-corplan is one of the founders of the SAN. The video shares a glimpse into the Social Audits conducted [...]

The Scenery Park Phase 3 Housing Story

By |2017-10-05T09:11:48+00:00October 4th, 2017|Afesis in Action, Citizen Action and Government Accountability, Local Governance, News, Organisational|

by Masixole Kente The construction of 947 houses for the Scenery Park Phase 3 beneficiaries in East London finally started in June 2017. These households  have been waiting for their approved houses for more than 20 years. Afesis-corplan partnered with the community in 2014 and built the capacity of the community to better engage with [...]

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 [...]

Edging towards Site and Services

By |2018-04-13T12:03:15+00:00October 4th, 2017|Afesis in Action, Managed Land Settlement, News, Sustainable Settlements|

by Ronald Eglin Numerous speakers and participants at the National Department of Human Settlements summit in Gauteng from 21-22 September 2017, attended by Ronald Eglin, indicated a growing appetite, both within communities and within government, to seriously consider the promotion of ‘site and services’ as a new approach to human settlement development in South Africa. [...]

Nuclear energy – do we need it?

By |2018-04-13T12:03:15+00:00October 4th, 2017|Afesis in Action, Local Governance, News, Organisational|

by Ronald Eglin “The nuclear energy debate is hotting up in South Africa” participants were told at a nuclear energy conference in East London on 13 September 2017. The conference was co-organised by Afesis-corplan and Earthlife Africa (Johannesburg). In April 2017 Earthlife Africa (Johannesburg) and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute won a court case [...]

#COMMUNITYFIRST: Scenery Park community put their community first

By |2018-04-13T12:02:41+00:00June 8th, 2017|Afesis in Action, Citizen Action and Government Accountability, Local Governance, News|

#COMMUNITYFIRST was the brainchild of the Scenery Park Phase 3 beneficiaries as a symbol of their demand to participate and be included in the development of their own houses. The beneficiaries who had been waiting for the delivery of the houses for which subsidies were approved 20 years ago are wanting to participate in a [...]