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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 [...]

Deepening Participatory Local Governance

By |2018-06-21T07:52:09+00:00April 12th, 2018|Deepening Participatory Local Governance, Local Governance|

The murkiness of today’s politics demands that citizens establish organs through which they will exercise power. Ward committees were conceptualized as organs for people’s power, but it has been proven beyond doubt that this mechanism failed to shift power in local governance in a manner that allows citizens to participate meaningfully in governance. Afesis-corplan argues [...]

Afesis-corplan calls for legislative amendments in support of public participation

By |2017-12-04T13:28:28+00:00November 30th, 2017|Local Governance, News, Uncategorized|

The Report of the High Level Panel on the Assessment of Key Legislation (HLPKL) and the Acceleration of Fundamental Change, published on 22 November 2017, recommends that: “Parliament should consider identifying and reviewing all legislation that includes a public participation component,... so that where provision is made for the public to be consulted, this consultation [...]

The Scenery Park Phase 3 Housing Story

By |2017-10-05T09:11:48+00:00October 4th, 2017|Afesis in Action, Citizen Action and Government Accountability, Local Governance, News, Organisational|

by Masixole Kente The construction of 947 houses for the Scenery Park Phase 3 beneficiaries in East London finally started in June 2017. These households  have been waiting for their approved houses for more than 20 years. Afesis-corplan partnered with the community in 2014 and built the capacity of the community to better engage with [...]

Mandela Day in Glenmore

By |2018-04-13T12:03:14+00:00October 4th, 2017|Accounting for Basic Sercvices, Afesis in Action, Local Governance, News, Organisational|

by Lindokuhle Vellem On the 18th of July, which is the international commemorative day for Nelson Mandela's Birthday, the Afesis-corplan team travelled to Glenmore community in the Ngqushwa Municipality of the Eastern Cape. It was a fun day filled with singing and laughter, cleaning and painting. To end the day a huge Mandela cake was shared [...]

Nuclear energy – do we need it?

By |2018-04-13T12:03:15+00:00October 4th, 2017|Afesis in Action, Local Governance, News, Organisational|

by Ronald Eglin “The nuclear energy debate is hotting up in South Africa” participants were told at a nuclear energy conference in East London on 13 September 2017. The conference was co-organised by Afesis-corplan and Earthlife Africa (Johannesburg). In April 2017 Earthlife Africa (Johannesburg) and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute won a court case [...]

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

By |2018-04-13T12:02:39+00:00August 7th, 2017|Local Governance, News, Organisational|

Afesis-corplan are very proud to have developed a toolkit for Freedom House South Africa, titled: Citizen-based Monitoring of Frontline Service Delivery Toolkit. This toolkit was developed 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 government with [...]

How can local government councillors interact with and represent their constituents better?

By |2018-04-13T12:02:39+00:00July 28th, 2017|IDP, Local Governance, News|

On 5 July 2017 Sibulele Poswayo and Ronald Eglin met with Gabriel Nahmias a researcher involved in the South African Councillor Panel Study. The research project aims to better understand the ways in which local government councillors interact with and represent their constituents; and to better understand the particular demands and challenges they confront in [...]

Strategic Plan Handbook 2017

By |2017-07-27T08:57:27+00:00July 27th, 2017|Consultancies and Special Projects, Local Governance, News, Organisational, Strategic Plan Handbook 2017, Sustainable Settlements|

Afesis-corplan, having worked on local governance and housing development issues for more than 20 years is one of the organizations that offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise that could play a meaningful role in strengthening local government to deliver on its mandate. Besides innovating and enhancing processes, Afesis-corplan is also best placed to support [...]

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