Learning Briefs Index

By | June 8th, 2017|Learning Briefs, Local Governance, Sustainable Settlements|

Chronological list of learning briefs Back to Basics and the Integrated Development Plan: Placing the IDP at the centre of COGTA’s Back to Basics programme Spatial Transformation and the Spatial Development Framework Spatial Planning and Integrated Development Planning The Missing Middle: A Smallholding Land Subsidy Programme Basic Organising and Active Citizenship Motivation for a Housing [...]

#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 [...]

Integrated Development Planning

By | June 1st, 2017|IDP, Local Governance, Uncategorized|

The Integrated Development Plan (IDP) is a 5 year plan that shows the municipality’s development objectives, key strategies and projects that will be implemented to achieve these objectives.  It also details which projects will be done in year one, year two, three, four and year five. The Municipal Systems Act of 2000 says that an [...]

Learning Brief #5: Basic Organising and Active Citizenship

By | May 10th, 2017|Learning Briefs, Local Governance, News, Organisational|

A good active citizen is an informed and organised citizen. Drawing from its work, Afesis-corplan concludes that if a community or group of citizens is not organised, it is far harder for that community to achieve the goal it has set itself. Having a community with at least some basic level of organisation is the [...]

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3rd Presidential Local Government Summit 6 -7 April 2017

By | April 6th, 2017|Local Governance, News, Organisational|

In an effort to transform municipal spaces for radical social and economic development, Afesis-corplan is represented by our Executive Director, Nontando Ngamlana at the 3rd Presidential Local Government Summit which is being held at Midrand's Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg today and tomorrow. View the Summit Content Note which outlines the summit theme: “Transforming Municipal Spaces for Radical [...]

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A Guide to Local Government Budget Advocacy in South Africa

By | April 6th, 2017|Accounting for Basic Sercvices, Local Governance, News|

New developments on the Accounting For Basic Services (ABS) scene: the team is proud to announce the completion and publication of the Guide to Local Government Budget Advocacy. The guide is designed to empower Civil Society Organisations to better understand Municipal Budgets. The clearer understanding will ensure more effective advocacy around service delivery and promote [...]

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Grounding the National Development Plan

By | April 4th, 2017|Local Governance, News|

On 23 – 24 March 2017, Sibulele Poswayo and Ronald Eglin attended a two day conference to look at partnerships for implementing the National Development Plan (NDP), organised by Fort Hare Solutions, the National Planning Commission (NPC) and the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality. The NPC working with the Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation, the United [...]

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Toward Good Local Governance…the role of the active citizenry – Author: Sibulele Poswayo, Programmes Manager

By | March 31st, 2017|Local Governance, News|

On Monday, 21 March 1960, police opened fire, without order, on a crowd that had gathered at the Sharpeville station to protest pass laws. On that day, 69 unarmed people were killed, including women and children, and more than 180 were injured. To mark this tragedy, Human Rights Day (21 March) was officially declared a [...]

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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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Working with communities towards the realisation of dignified housing

By | February 19th, 2017|Citizen Action and Government Accountability, Local Governance|

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 above 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 [...]

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