JUNE 2017 NEWSLETTER: Afesis in Action June 2017

By | July 10th, 2017|Afesis in Action, News, Organisational|

To catch up on what has been happening at Afesis-corplan, click here for our newsletter, Afesis in Action June 2017!

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#COMMUNITYFIRST: Scenery Park community put their community first

By | June 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 [...]

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Parliaments High level Panel on Key Legislation – Land Committee

By | June 8th, 2017|Afesis in Action, News, Sustainable Settlements|

Afesis-corplan continues to engage with other organisation towards ensuring that  recommendations relating to amendments on the Interim Protection of Informal Land Rights Act (Act 31 of 1996) also recognises the informal tenure rights of people living in informal settlements, and ensuring that proposed draft legislation on new land records legislation (that makes provision for government [...]

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Provincial legislature human settlements Chairperson meeting

By | June 8th, 2017|Afesis in Action, Managed Land Settlement, News, Organisational, Sustainable Settlements|

Afesis-corplan continues to engage government on the Managed Land Settlement concept that it developed (and tested) in the last few years. Key in its latest efforts is a meeting held with the chairperson on the Human Settlements committee of the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature, Mrs Ndlangisa-Makaula.  In the meeting, the department acknowledged that Managed Land [...]

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Accounting for Basic Services (ABS): Progress and Update

By | June 8th, 2017|Afesis in Action, News, Organisational|

The Month of May marks a period where most local municipalities finalise their budgets for the forth coming financial year. Through the EU funded Accounting for Basic Services (ABS) project, Afesis-corplan supported communities in  Ngqushwa  and Buffalo City Metro Municipality, to make submissions on the budget in a bid to strengthen the delivery of basic [...]

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MARCH 2017 NEWSLETTER: Afesis in Action March 2017

By | March 29th, 2017|Afesis in Action, News, Organisational|

  To catch up on what has been happening at Afesis-corplan, click here for our newsletter, Afesis in Action March 2017!

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Afesis in Action March 2017: Working with communities towards the realisation of dignified housing

By | March 27th, 2017|Afesis in Action, Citizen Action and Government Accountability, Local Governance, News|

Afesis-corplan promotes active citizenry and effective participation in monitoring service delivery. The Scenery Park community continues to fight for dignified access to housing in their community. The DVD 'A Purposeful Pursuit' portrays the beginning of a unified and targeted strategy by the residents of Scenery Park Phase 3 beneficiaries towards attaining dignified access to housing. Afesis-corplan [...]

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Afesis in Action March 2017: How activists can become more tech-savvy

By | March 27th, 2017|Afesis in Action, News|

The world is changing. Whether we like it or not, such facts are inevitable. For the activist community, this poses a particular challenge. In order to continue their work and do so effectively, activists need to be able to adapt with the times and use new techniques as they become available. One of the most [...]

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Afesis in Action March 2017: What Afesis-corplan taught me about activism

By | March 27th, 2017|Afesis in Action, News|

Since I was very young, I’ve always wanted to help people. I’ve known from the beginning that, no matter what work I end up doing, it had to be something that left the world a better place. Fast forward to 2017 and I was looking for somewhere to intern while I complete my studies at [...]

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Afesis in Action March 2017: Participatory Budgeting

By | March 27th, 2017|Afesis in Action, News|

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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