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Afesis-corplan submits comment on national Spatial Development Framework (NSDF)

By |2020-02-17T09:23:46+00:00February 17th, 2020|Local Governance, Managed Land Settlement, Sustainable Settlements, Upgrading Informal Settlements|

Afesis-corplan, in its submission to the draft national Spatial Development Framework (NSDF) of South Africa (see copy of submission here), calls for the NSDF to  specifically recognize that informal settlements are likely to remain a feature of our spatial landscape for the foreseeable future and that left unchecked they pose a risk to future development [...]

Expropriation of Land without Compensation – Constitutional Amendments

By |2020-01-29T09:35:03+00:00January 29th, 2020|Local Governance, News, Sustainable Settlements|

The public had until the end of January 2020 to comment on the “Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill” that makes it explicit that “where land and any improvements thereon are expropriated for the purposes of land reform, the amount of compensation payable may be nil.” As the Constitution stands at the moment, without any amendments, it does not [...]

Citizen-based Monitoring of Frontline Service Delivery Revised Toolkit for Freedom House South Africa

By |2020-01-24T08:08:16+00:00November 13th, 2019|Local Governance, News, Organisational|

Afesis-corplan are proud to have revised the toolkit for Freedom House South Africa, titled: Citizen-based Monitoring of Frontline Service Delivery Toolkit. This toolkit was originally developed in 2017 with an aim of offering organised community groups with basic tools to use to organise, mobilise and engage - in a structured and meaningful manner- in local [...]

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 [...]

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