Our Executive Director, Nontando Ngamlana responded to the Daily Dispatch June 4 front page article titled “Failed to serve”. Read her opinion piece here
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 [...]
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 [...]
Afesis-corplan has introduced a news bulletin that contains news of the day-to-day activities of the organisation. News Bulletin #1: Call for the establishment of an urban land commission News Bulletin #2: Ngqushwa community to march against corruption News Bulletin #3: Ngqushwa municipality receives Glenmore petition News Bulletin #4: Conference raises stakes on land governance News Bulletin [...]
Afesis-corplan was part of the Urban Land Dialogue in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro yesterday which was hosted by South African Cities Network (SACN). Ronald Eglin was interviewed by the media and was quoted in an article published by the Herald newspaper. Click on the link to read the full article.
Our Executive Director, Nontando is part of a delegation of nine Ford-funded NGO leaders from west and southern Africa who are hosted by the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) as part of an ARNOVA/AROCSA NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program. This first of its kind program aims to prepare these NGO leaders from Africa for a [...]
In development work one often hears the phrase, “we have good plans but bad implementation”. Is the ‘good plans – bad implementation’ statement true? Where is the problem? Is it in our capacity to implement the plans, or is it that the plans are not actually implementable? To read the full Learning Brief, click here.
In the Daily Dispatch today Afesis-corplan specialist for sustainable settlements Ronald Eglin writes about what government needs to do to avoid land grabs. Read the article Give priority to 'managed land settlement'
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 [...]
There are 216 000 more people unemployed in the Eastern Cape Now (in the July-September 2017 period) compared to the same period in 2016. These frightening statistics emerged from the StatsSA Quarterly Labour Force Survey Quarter 3: 2017 that came out on 31 October 2017. In July - September 2016, 28.2% of the working age population were [...]