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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 [...]

Learning Briefs and Lessons Learned Index

By |2018-04-13T12:02:41+00:00June 8th, 2017|Learning Briefs, Lessons Learned, Local Governance, Organisational, Sustainable Settlements|

Learning Briefs 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 (Local Governance) Spatial Transformation and the Spatial Development Framework (Sustainable Settlements) Spatial Planning and Integrated Development Planning (Sustainable Settlements) The Missing Middle: A Smallholding Land Subsidy Programme [...]

#COMMUNITYFIRST: Scenery Park community put their community first

By |2018-04-13T12:02:41+00:00June 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 |2019-08-20T14:56:48+00:00June 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 |2017-05-10T13:21:24+00:00May 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 [...]

3rd Presidential Local Government Summit 6 -7 April 2017

By |2018-04-13T12:02:47+00:00April 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 |2017-04-06T07:20:12+00:00April 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 |2018-04-13T12:02:48+00:00April 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 |2018-04-13T12:02:49+00:00March 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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