Civil Society Response to the Auditor-General’s 2018/19 Report

By |2020-11-05T12:32:18+00:00November 2nd, 2020|Local Governance, News, Organisational|

More than 35 civil society organisations across South Africa have joined the call for a change and improvement in the way our municipalities are run as highlighted by the Auditor-General report on municipal audit results. We have identified seven low-hanging fruit and game-changing interventions necessary to turn local governance around. This document has been [...]

Afesis-corplan comments on BCMM SDF

By |2020-10-15T12:24:21+00:00October 15th, 2020|News, Sustainable Settlements, Uncategorized, Upgrading Informal Settlements|

Afesis-corplan submitted comments on the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality’s (BCMM) draft Spatial Development Framework (SDF) which was gazetted on 14 September 2020.  Find a copy of Afesis-corplan’s submission here.  You can find a copy of the SDF here and a copy of the government gazette notice here. In our proposal we make two points: The [...]

#ASIVIKELANE progress report – Informal settlement voices matter

By |2020-08-04T12:42:00+00:00July 31st, 2020|Local Governance, News, Sustainable Settlements|

For the past four months since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, Afesis-corplan has been working with 87 households sharing water and ablution facilities in 35 informal settlements communities across the Buffalo City Metro (BCM) to assess hygiene measures in place to limit the spread of the virus. Sharing toilets that are dirty and [...]

Ronald Eglin: Unauthorised land occupation in our cities – Why demolishing is not the answer

By |2020-07-29T13:43:30+00:00July 29th, 2020|Managed Land Settlement, News, Sustainable Settlements, Upgrading Informal Settlements|

THE following are edited extracts of an article by Ronald Eglin published in the Daily Dispatch newspaper on 20 February 2018 shortly after members of the public flocked to an open piece of land near the R72 road outside the East London Airport in what the media dubbed at the time “the biggest attempt at [...]

Disaster preparedness of municipalities in the face of Coronavirus

By |2020-05-11T13:24:31+00:00May 11th, 2020|Deepening Participatory Local Governance, News|

South Africa is declared a national state of disaster. New cases of the coronavirus are being reported daily throughout the world and South Africa is no exception. The number of confirmed positive cases of people with the virus has risen since the lockdown was declared on 27 March. Covid-19 has now been confirmed a pandemic [...]

Expropriation of Land without Compensation – Constitutional Amendments

By |2020-01-29T09:35:03+00:00January 29th, 2020|Local Governance, News, Sustainable Settlements|

The public had until the end of January 2020 to comment on the “Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill” that makes it explicit that “where land and any improvements thereon are expropriated for the purposes of land reform, the amount of compensation payable may be nil.” As the Constitution stands at the moment, without any amendments, it does not [...]

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

By |2020-01-24T08:08:16+00:00November 13th, 2019|Local Governance, News, Organisational|

Afesis-corplan are proud to have revised the toolkit for Freedom House South Africa, titled: Citizen-based Monitoring of Frontline Service Delivery Toolkit. This toolkit was originally developed in 2017 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 [...]

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