JUNE 2017 NEWSLETTER: Afesis in Action June 2017

By | July 10th, 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 June 2017!

Learning Briefs and Lessons Learned Index

By | June 8th, 2017|Learning Briefs, Lessons Learned, Local Governance, Organisational, Sustainable Settlements|

Learning Briefs Chronological list of learning briefs Back to Basics and the Integrated Development Plan: Placing the IDP at the centre of COGTA’s Back to Basics programme (Local Governance) Spatial Transformation and the Spatial Development Framework (Sustainable Settlements) Spatial Planning and Integrated Development Planning (Sustainable Settlements) The Missing Middle: A Smallholding Land Subsidy Programme [...]

Provincial legislature human settlements Chairperson meeting

By | June 8th, 2017|Afesis in Action, Managed Land Settlement, News, Organisational, Sustainable Settlements|

Afesis-corplan continues to engage government on the Managed Land Settlement concept that it developed (and tested) in the last few years. Key in its latest efforts is a meeting held with the chairperson on the Human Settlements committee of the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature, Mrs Ndlangisa-Makaula.  In the meeting, the department acknowledged that Managed Land [...]

Accounting for Basic Services (ABS): Progress and Update

By | June 8th, 2017|Afesis in Action, News, Organisational|

The Month of May marks a period where most local municipalities finalise their budgets for the forth coming financial year. Through the EU funded Accounting for Basic Services (ABS) project, Afesis-corplan supported communities in  Ngqushwa  and Buffalo City Metro Municipality, to make submissions on the budget in a bid to strengthen the delivery of basic [...]

Afesis-corplan Annual Report 2016

By | June 2nd, 2017|Annual Reports, News, Organisational|

We are proud to present our Annual Report for 2016. Find out about all the exciting projects we are working on and the progress, successes, lowlights and lessons we are learning as an organisation. Annual report 2016

Learning Brief #5: Basic Organising and Active Citizenship

By | May 10th, 2017|Learning Briefs, Local Governance, News, Organisational|

A good active citizen is an informed and organised citizen. Drawing from its work, Afesis-corplan concludes that if a community or group of citizens is not organised, it is far harder for that community to achieve the goal it has set itself. Having a community with at least some basic level of organisation is the [...]

3rd Presidential Local Government Summit 6 -7 April 2017

By | April 6th, 2017|Local Governance, News, Organisational|

In an effort to transform municipal spaces for radical social and economic development, Afesis-corplan is represented by our Executive Director, Nontando Ngamlana at the 3rd Presidential Local Government Summit which is being held at Midrand's Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg today and tomorrow. View the Summit Content Note which outlines the summit theme: “Transforming Municipal Spaces for Radical [...]

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!

An Introduction to Afesis-corplan…

By | February 19th, 2017|Organisational|

Afesis-corplan is a development NGO located in East London South Africa whose work aims at deepening local democracy, the attainment of good governance and spatial justice. Afesis was established as a Trust by a group of activists in the early 1980s. 'Aphesis', a Greek word meaning liberation, was specifically chosen to 'confuse' the security police [...]