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 [...]

Turning housing delivery on its head

By | May 22nd, 2017|News, Sustainable Settlements, Uncategorized|

Are we seeing a policy shift emerging from the national Department of Human Settlements?  In minister Sisulu’s departmental budget vote speech of 18 May 2017 she states: We are now concentrating on serviced sites. The HDA [Housing Development Agency] has identified land for our purpose, ensuring that it is serviced. It will be partitioned and [...]

Managed Land Settlement

By | May 22nd, 2017|Managed Land Settlement, Sustainable Settlements|

For more information on Managed Land Settlement please visit the Afesis-corplan incremental settlement website initiative. See the short 4 minute video on Managed Land Settlement to the right (Quality 480) that further explains this concept. To see a higher quality version of this video (Quality 1080) click here Incremental settlement is a pro-poor approach [...]

Land Access Manual

By | May 9th, 2017|News, Sustainable Settlements|

In 2008 Afesis-corplan with the support of Urban LandMark produced the the Urban Land Access Series. The series outlines the process to be followed to acquire land for low income housing.  The target group for this series is the leadership of organised groups of homeless in need of land for housing development. The following titles [...]

Learning Brief #4 The Missing Middle: A Smallholding Land Subsidy Programme

By | May 3rd, 2017|Learning Briefs, News, Sustainable Settlements|

Specialist in Sustainable Settlements, Ronald Eglin has put together another thought-provoking Learning Brief that suggests that one of the factors limiting the ability of the country to make good on its constitutional obligations relating to land reform is that we, as a country, have a missing middle – smallholder plots – when it comes to land [...]

Call to prioritise land acquisition and development in BCMM IDP

By | April 4th, 2017|News, Sustainable Settlements|

Ronald Eglin attended a Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM) IDP consultative forum meeting on 30 March 2017.  In this meeting Afesis-corplan called on the BCMM to redirect funding towards land acquisition and development so as to make inroads into the housing needs of the city.  Afesis-corplan made a similar call in September 2016 (see IDP [...]

Eastern Cape CoGTA SPLUM Policy Submission

By | March 28th, 2017|Sustainable Settlements|

To find out more about Spatial Planning and Land Use Management (SPLUM) generally, click here On 21 July 2016 sixteen civil society organisations in the Eastern Cape submitted a petition to the Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (EC-CoGTA) making recommendations as to what they would like to see in future [...]

I smile in my heart, not on my face

By | February 19th, 2017|Sustainable Settlements|

A resident of Slovo Park informal settlement in Mdantsane, a suburb of East London, who prefers to remain anonymous.  The Municipality is planning to upgrade this informal settlement. When asked why she was not smiling for the camera she replied,  “I can smile in my heart, not on my face”; meaning that she is proud [...]

Afesis SPLUMA booklet

By | February 13th, 2017|Sustainable Settlements|

SPLUMA booklet

Learning Briefs & Lessons Learnt documents

By | January 17th, 2017|Local Governance, Sustainable Settlements|

Afesis-corplan has produced a number of Learning Briefs and Lessons Learnt documents in the last few years. To view these please click on the following links: Modalities for Participation - Learning Brief Back to Basics and the Integrated Development Plan - Learning Brief Spatial Development Frameworks and Spatial Transformation - Learning Brief Spatial Planning and the Integrated [...]