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 [...]

RECRUITING – Programme Officer: Sustainable Settlements

By |2019-02-27T13:43:36+00:00February 27th, 2019|News, Organisational, Sustainable Settlements|

Afesis-corplan is a vibrant, dynamic development NGO situated in East London. We are recognised as pioneers in deepening participatory democracy and good local governance, community development and alternative settlement development approaches since 1992. The broad aim is to support citizens to actively unlock and enhance the state’s potential to deliver responsive services and targeted development initiatives. The [...]

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 [...]

Learning Brief #12: Equitable Access to Land

By |2018-04-13T12:03:11+00:00December 13th, 2017|Learning Briefs, Managed Land Settlement, News, Sustainable Settlements|

Land redistribution is a hot topic in South Africa. Some are saying that the constitution needs to change so as to speed up land reform and land redistribution while others claim that it is not the constitution that is the problem, but rather weak land reform implementation and elite capture of the land reform process. [...]

A new framework law for land reform

By |2018-04-13T12:03:11+00:00November 24th, 2017|Managed Land Settlement, News, Sustainable Settlements|

The much anticipated Report of the High level Panel on the Assessment of Key Legislation and the Acceleration of Fundamental  Change was published on 22 November 2017. The report draws attention to a number of serious problems with South Africa’s land reform programme and makes recommendations for how legislation can be used to address these challenges. [...]

Comments on the Communal Land Tenure Bill

By |2017-11-24T11:54:11+00:00November 24th, 2017|Managed Land Settlement, News, Sustainable Settlements|

The emerging Land Governance Transformation Network ( LGTN), of which Afesis-corplan is a member, has made a submission on the Communal Land Tenure Bill (CLTB) to the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. To see a copy of the LGTN submission click here. “The submission questions the assumption that 'communities' are appropriate vehicles for owning [...]