Only 20 percent of Eastern Cape’s “First Time Voters” registered to vote

By |2019-02-06T13:13:40+00:00February 1st, 2019|Follow you vote, Local Governance|

By Zwanga Mukhuthu For the 2019 national and provincial elections, the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) had by this week, registered more than 3.3-million voters in the Eastern Cape (IEC-EC, 2019). This figure constitutes all citizens aged 18 and older as per the electoral Act. As per the Census 2011, there [...]

The narrative that continues to associate state capture with Zuma is a lazy one

By |2018-11-22T10:43:46+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Local Governance, News|

By Nontando Ngamlana There has been great public interest in the phenomenon dubbed ‘state capture’ since the revelation of the Gupta influence on ministerial and other senior institutional leadership appointments. Rightly so because the collusion of business and public representatives in ways that advance their personal and business interests over public good cripples the state [...]

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 [...]

BCM Must Support Civic Education To Strengthen Democracy

By |2019-02-27T13:21:06+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Local Governance, News, Organisational|

The role and participation of citizens in municipal processes and local government planning are critical for civic engagement, influencing policy, decision-making and holding government accountable. This was a message delivered by Afesis-corplan's Executive Director, Nontando Ngamlana at the Buffalo City Metro (BCM) civic education dialogue held in East London on Friday May 22. Ngamlana said [...]

BCMM Council Open Day 2018

By |2018-05-18T12:15:13+00:00May 18th, 2018|Local Governance, News, Organisational|

On the 16th May 2018, Afesis-corplan programme staff Masixole Kente, Lindokuhle Vellem and Sikhander Coopoo attended the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality’s 2018 Council Open Day. The purpose of the Council Open Day was for BCMM to present the outcomes of their IDP Roadshow that took place from 19 April – 14 May 2018 (this included [...]