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Parliaments High level Panel on Key Legislation – Land Committee

By |2017-06-08T09:42:45+00:00June 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 [...]

Provincial legislature human settlements Chairperson meeting

By |2018-04-13T12:02:42+00:00June 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 [...]

Accounting for Basic Services (ABS): Progress and Update

By |2017-06-08T09:25:39+00:00June 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 [...]

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

By |2018-04-13T12:02:50+00:00March 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: Participatory Budgeting

By |2018-04-13T12:02:51+00:00March 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 |2018-04-13T12:02:52+00:00March 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 |2018-04-13T12:02:52+00:00March 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 [...]

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