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 [...]

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 [...]

Expropriation – call for comments

By |2018-05-16T09:50:15+00:00May 10th, 2018|News, Sustainable Settlements|

Land expropriation is a hot topic at the moment as parliament calls on the public to make submissions on the issue of expropriation without compensation by 15 June 2018.The article Expropriation: Key to more Equitable Land Distribution, or Expensive Folly?  written in 2011 by Rob McGaffin for the Afesis-corplan Transformer Journal Volume 17 no 3 is [...]

Call for the establishment of an urban land commission

By |2018-04-13T12:03:10+00:00April 5th, 2018|Afesis in Action, News, Sustainable Settlements|

By Afesis-corplan The idea of establishing an urban land commission to provide an appropriate institutional response to land redistribution in cities solicited a heated debate during the Urban Land Dialogue hosted by the South African Cities Network (SACN) in Port Elizabeth on March 27th. Geoff Bickford of the SACN argued that while the land debate [...]

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