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 [...]

Afesis in Action March 2017: Working with communities towards the realisation of dignified housing

By |2018-04-13T12:02:50+00:00March 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 |2017-03-15T11:19:31+00:00February 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 |2018-04-13T12:02:56+00:00February 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 |2018-04-13T12:02:56+00:00February 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 |2018-04-13T12:02:56+00:00January 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 [...]

Learning Briefs & Lessons Learnt documents

By |2017-02-16T09:21:28+00:00January 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 [...]

BCMM IDP submission

By |2018-04-13T12:02:58+00:00January 16th, 2017|Local Governance|

The following broad recommendations where made in Afesis-corplan's submission to the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality's (BCMM) call - from September 2016 - for stakeholders to submit their development needs and priorities so as to inform the BCMM Integrated Development Plan (IDP) review process that will inform revisions to the BCMM - 2017/18 IDP. 1. Plan [...]