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 [...]

Afesis-corplan submits comment on national Spatial Development Framework (NSDF)

By |2020-02-17T09:23:46+00:00February 17th, 2020|Local Governance, Managed Land Settlement, Sustainable Settlements, Upgrading Informal Settlements|

Afesis-corplan, in its submission to the draft national Spatial Development Framework (NSDF) of South Africa (see copy of submission here), calls for the NSDF to  specifically recognize that informal settlements are likely to remain a feature of our spatial landscape for the foreseeable future and that left unchecked they pose a risk to future development [...]

Transformer Volume 20 Number 2 Article: Linking incremental settlement development and job creation

By |2020-01-29T10:38:36+00:00January 29th, 2020|Managed Land Settlement, Sustainable Settlements, Transformer Journal, Upgrading Informal Settlements|

Transformer Article: Linking incremental settlement development and job creation Ronald Eglin A shift from a housing approach that focuses on the provision of an RDP house, to one that focuses on incremental settlement development can help address the triple challenge of unemployment, inequality and poverty in South Africa. Click here for the PDF of the [...]

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 [...]

Land Expropriation Without Compensation and Land Speculation

By |2020-01-21T07:51:51+00:00January 20th, 2020|Organisational, Sustainable Settlements|

The public has until 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 [...]

Renewed Commitment to Upgrading of Informal Settlements

By |2019-02-27T15:30:22+00:00February 27th, 2019|News, Sustainable Settlements|

Ronald Eglin Government is renewing its commitment to the upgrading of informal settlements.  In his budget vote speech on 20 February 2019, the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni stated that “(f)unding totalling R14.7 billion over the two outer years [202/21 and 2021/22] has been reprioritised to two new conditional grants for informal settlements upgrading [...]

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