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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How can an active citizen contribute to the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) process?

By | February 19th, 2017|Local Governance|

Since 9 August 2016 Local Elections, Municipal Councils all over South Africa have been inaugurated. Drafting and endorsing the IDP is one of the first responsibilities of an incoming Municipal Council. Afesis-corplan promotes active citizenry for citizens to engage and make meaningful contribution to the IDP. Thandi's story depicts the IDP process and how an [...]

Accounting for Basic Services (ABS): Participatory Budgeting

By | February 2nd, 2017|Accounting for Basic Sercvices, Local Governance|

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 [...]

Integrated Development Planning Information

By | January 17th, 2017|Local Governance|

Afesis-corplan has produced numerous resource materials over the years on Integrated Development Planning.   DVD: The IDP process   DVD: Thandi's IDP story   Radio: Thandi's IDP story in Xhosa   Documents The following are articles written by Afesis-corplan that relate to the IDP process: Back to Basics and [...]

Learning Briefs & Lessons Learnt documents

By | January 17th, 2017|Local Governance, Sustainable Settlements|

Afesis-corplan has produced a number of Learning Briefs and Lessons Learnt documents in the last few years. To view these please click on the following links: Modalities for Participation - Learning Brief Back to Basics and the Integrated Development Plan - Learning Brief Spatial Development Frameworks and Spatial Transformation - Learning Brief Spatial Planning and the Integrated [...]