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 [...]

Transformer Volume 20 Number 2 Article: Linking incremental settlement development and job creation

By |2020-01-29T10:38:36+00:00January 29th, 2020|Managed Land Settlement, Sustainable Settlements, Transformer Journal, Upgrading Informal Settlements|

Transformer Article: Linking incremental settlement development and job creation Ronald Eglin A shift from a housing approach that focuses on the provision of an RDP house, to one that focuses on incremental settlement development can help address the triple challenge of unemployment, inequality and poverty in South Africa. Click here for the PDF of the [...]

Afesis-corplan makes submission on Expropriation without compensation

By |2018-06-19T08:30:02+00:00June 19th, 2018|Managed Land Settlement, News, Organisational, Sustainable Settlements|

Afesis-corplan, in its submission to the Constitutional Review Committee, submits that the constitution does not need to be revised at this stage to (1) expropriate land without compensation, and (2) create an appropriate tenure regime. The state should however (1) test the constitutional provisions to determine under what circumstances it is ‘just and equitable’ to [...]

Learning Brief #12: Equitable Access to Land

By |2018-04-13T12:03:11+00:00December 13th, 2017|Learning Briefs, Managed Land Settlement, News, Sustainable Settlements|

Land redistribution is a hot topic in South Africa. Some are saying that the constitution needs to change so as to speed up land reform and land redistribution while others claim that it is not the constitution that is the problem, but rather weak land reform implementation and elite capture of the land reform process. [...]

Managed Land Settlement Training

By |2018-04-13T12:03:11+00:00December 13th, 2017|Managed Land Settlement, News, Organisational|

Ronald Eglin gave a training presentation to students at the Wits School of Governance course on Human Settlement Policy and Management on 5 December 2017 on “An Introduction to Managed Land Settlement: from depth to width”. The presentation outlined what a new site and service or plot and basic service approach to human settlement development could [...]

A new framework law for land reform

By |2018-04-13T12:03:11+00:00November 24th, 2017|Managed Land Settlement, News, Sustainable Settlements|

The much anticipated Report of the High level Panel on the Assessment of Key Legislation and the Acceleration of Fundamental  Change was published on 22 November 2017. The report draws attention to a number of serious problems with South Africa’s land reform programme and makes recommendations for how legislation can be used to address these challenges. [...]

Comments on the Communal Land Tenure Bill

By |2017-11-24T11:54:11+00:00November 24th, 2017|Managed Land Settlement, News, Sustainable Settlements|

The emerging Land Governance Transformation Network ( LGTN), of which Afesis-corplan is a member, has made a submission on the Communal Land Tenure Bill (CLTB) to the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. To see a copy of the LGTN submission click here. “The submission questions the assumption that 'communities' are appropriate vehicles for owning [...]

Edging towards Site and Services

By |2018-04-13T12:03:15+00:00October 4th, 2017|Afesis in Action, Managed Land Settlement, News, Sustainable Settlements|

by Ronald Eglin Numerous speakers and participants at the National Department of Human Settlements summit in Gauteng from 21-22 September 2017, attended by Ronald Eglin, indicated a growing appetite, both within communities and within government, to seriously consider the promotion of ‘site and services’ as a new approach to human settlement development in South Africa. [...]

Learning Brief #11: Creating quality environments – Managed Land Settlement

By |2018-04-13T12:03:15+00:00August 23rd, 2017|Learning Briefs, Managed Land Settlement, Sustainable Settlements|

Neighbourhoods that are developed using the Managed Land Settlement (MLS) approach are better than RDP neighbourhoods. This assertion is based on the argument that MLS environments are more adaptive to their local context and to the needs of their residents. To further expand on this argument, have a look at the latest Learning Brief from [...]

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