State of Local Governance 2018 publication launch

By |2018-09-03T09:57:41+00:00September 3rd, 2018|News, Uncategorized|

The theme of the 2018 State of Local Governance (SoLG) publication, Development Local Government: Dream Deferred? centres around three milestones - the 20 year anniversary of the White Paper on Local Government, the 15-year anniversary of the Good Governance Learning network and the 10th State of Local Governance (SoLG) publication. This year marks the 20th [...]

Accounting for Basic Services: Policy Briefs

By |2018-08-16T13:45:11+00:00August 16th, 2018|Accounting for Basic Sercvices, Local Governance, News|

In order to improve accountability and to ensure that communities’ democratic rights go beyond a simple vote towards active political participation and engagement, efforts need to be made to capacitate and enable citizens to do so. In 2016-2018, Afesis-corplan, the Built Environment Support Group (BESG), the Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) Southern Africa Office, Isandla Institute [...]

Glenmore residents march to the Ngqushwa local municipality

By |2018-07-06T08:59:50+00:00July 6th, 2018|Accounting for Basic Sercvices, Local Governance, News|

Afesis-corplan was in Peddie on June 27 where residents of Glenmore marched to the Ngqushwa local municipality to demand that municipal officials respond to a petition they handed over in April. The petition relates to the Glenmore community sports field which the municipality spent more than R2-million refurbishing. However the sports field remains in a [...]

BCM Must Support Civic Education To Strengthen Democracy

By |2019-02-27T13:21:06+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Local Governance, News, Organisational|

The role and participation of citizens in municipal processes and local government planning are critical for civic engagement, influencing policy, decision-making and holding government accountable. This was a message delivered by Afesis-corplan's Executive Director, Nontando Ngamlana at the Buffalo City Metro (BCM) civic education dialogue held in East London on Friday May 22. Ngamlana said [...]

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 [...]

Accounting for Basic Services Leadership Exchange Meeting

By |2018-06-06T11:24:55+00:00June 6th, 2018|Accounting for Basic Sercvices, News, Organisational|

SOME of the country's top civil society organizations are meeting in Johannesburg this week to share in the experiences of six communities that were part of the Accounting for Basic Services Programme. With an aim to engage local government towards improving basic service delivery, the programme was implemented in six communities located in three different [...]

BCMM Council Open Day 2018

By |2018-05-18T12:15:13+00:00May 18th, 2018|Local Governance, News, Organisational|

On the 16th May 2018, Afesis-corplan programme staff Masixole Kente, Lindokuhle Vellem and Sikhander Coopoo attended the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality’s 2018 Council Open Day. The purpose of the Council Open Day was for BCMM to present the outcomes of their IDP Roadshow that took place from 19 April – 14 May 2018 (this included [...]