A Guide to Local Government Budget Advocacy in South Africa

By | April 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 | April 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 [...]

Call to prioritise land acquisition and development in BCMM IDP

By | April 4th, 2017|News, Sustainable Settlements|

Ronald Eglin attended a Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM) IDP consultative forum meeting on 30 March 2017.  In this meeting Afesis-corplan called on the BCMM to redirect funding towards land acquisition and development so as to make inroads into the housing needs of the city.  Afesis-corplan made a similar call in September 2016 (see IDP [...]

Toward Good Local Governance…the role of the active citizenry – Author: Sibulele Poswayo, Programmes Manager

By | March 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 [...]

In Memory

By | March 29th, 2017|News, Organisational|

Afesis-corplan would like to extend its' condolences to the families and friends of the following former staff members who have passed on in the past few years:   Newell Faku Chris Jiba Jaap Geldof Malusi Maxegwana   Their invaluable contribution to the organisation was greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten. “Though nothing can bring [...]

MARCH 2017 NEWSLETTER: Afesis in Action March 2017

By | March 29th, 2017|Afesis in Action, News, Organisational|

  To catch up on what has been happening at Afesis-corplan, click here for our newsletter, Afesis in Action March 2017!

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

By | March 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 [...]

Afesis in Action March 2017: How activists can become more tech-savvy

By | March 27th, 2017|Afesis in Action, News|

The world is changing. Whether we like it or not, such facts are inevitable. For the activist community, this poses a particular challenge. In order to continue their work and do so effectively, activists need to be able to adapt with the times and use new techniques as they become available. One of the most [...]

Afesis in Action March 2017: What Afesis-corplan taught me about activism

By | March 27th, 2017|Afesis in Action, News|

Since I was very young, I’ve always wanted to help people. I’ve known from the beginning that, no matter what work I end up doing, it had to be something that left the world a better place. Fast forward to 2017 and I was looking for somewhere to intern while I complete my studies at [...]

Afesis in Action March 2017: Participatory Budgeting

By | March 27th, 2017|Afesis in Action, News|

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 [...]