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!

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Afesis in Action March 2017: Relooking at Rural Development

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

Michael Aliber from Fort Hare University and David Neves from the University of the Western Cape spoke at a conference organised by the Eastern Cape Socio Economic Consultative Council (on 27 January 2017) which Ronald Eglin from Afesis-corplan attended. The presentations were titled “Government and small-scale agriculture: understanding the successes and failures in respect of [...]

Afesis in Action March 2017: The unresolved land question

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

More than 20 years into the post apartheid south Africa, the land question remains unresolved.  The majority of South African citizens still do not have their tenure adequately secured, and land redistribution targets are not being met. New ideas are urgently needed to deal with these challenges.  A loose network of civil society organisations and [...]