LandFirst!

By | January 16th, 2017|Sustainable Settlements|

Access to land for settlement purposes is a strategic focus area with the capacity to act as a catalyst for further community development.   Afesis-corplan, together with a number of civil society organisations in South Africa, established the LANDfirst network in 2010.  The network is no longer active, but you can find archival information from [...]

Accessing Bulk Land

By | January 16th, 2017|Sustainable Settlements|

The following series of documents, commissioned by Afesis-corplan, provide information on accessing bulk land on which incremental settlement - or Managed Land Settlement - can take place. Get public land Improve quality of land related information and ability of public to access this information - Land Data Bases : This report focuses on who keeps what information [...]

Land Rights Inquiry Round table

By | January 16th, 2017|Sustainable Settlements|

On 27 September 2016 Afesis-corplan facilitated a round table discussion on Land Rights Enquiries. A copy of the round table discussion report can be found here: Land Rights Enquiry Round table report - 27 September 2016 Copies of presentations can be found here: Introduction to land rights enquiries in context of land administration – Ronald [...]

Buffalo City Upgrading Informal Settlement Strategy

By | January 16th, 2017|Sustainable Settlements|

The Upgrading of Informal Settlements Policy and Strategy for Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM) was approved by the BCMM council in 2015. For more information on this policy contact the Buffalo City Municipality Planning department. The following information relating to the BCMM Upgrading of Informal Settlements Policy and Strategy is available for download: executive summary [...]

SPLUMA information

By | January 16th, 2017|Sustainable Settlements|

The Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act (SPLUMA) 16 of 2013 Introduction and Background to SPLUMA Read the SPLUMA information booklet produced by Afesis-corplan to get a brief overview of what SPLUMA is all about. Also read the 2 page Background Briefing document on SPLUMA (from September 2015) to get an idea of [...]

The 4th R – Restructuring

By | January 13th, 2017|Sustainable Settlements|

Restructuring should be added as a fourth ’R’ to governments land reform programme, that presently includes land Restitution, land Redistribution and land tenure Reform. This was a suggestion by Ronald Eglin from Afesis-corplan at an Urban Land Dialogue organised by the South African Cities Network (SACN) and the Fort Hare Institute of Socio Economic Research [...]

Unauthorised Land Occupation

By | November 10th, 2016|Sustainable Settlements|

In 2016 Afesis-corplan conducted Research on Managing and Curbing Unauthorised Land Occupation for the Housing Development Agency. See below for copies of this research. Managing and Curbing Unauthorised Land Occupation - Executive summary Report on Managing and Curbing Unauthorised Land Occupation Annexure 1: Legal Opinion Annexure 2: Unauthorised Land Occupation Case Study Annexure 3: Managed [...]

Rethinking Communal Land Administration

By | November 10th, 2016|Sustainable Settlements|

In 2016 the Housing Development Agency published a research report on Rethinking communal land administration: Unlocking human settlement development in communal land areas. Main report: Rethinking communal land administration: Unlocking human settlement development in communal land areas Annexure 1: Terminology and definitions Annexure 2: Legacies, current legislation and policies Annexure 3: Issues of jurisdiction on [...]

BCMM agriculture video chapters

By | November 10th, 2016|Local Governance, News, Organisational, Sustainable Settlements|

  Follow the links below to see chapters of the "Buffalo City Agricultural Video" on Afesis-corplan's YouTube channel: Introduction Chapter 1: Farmarama (agricultural inputs) Chapter 2: High Heaven Farm (mixed family farm - poultry, diary, piggery) Chapter 3: Silver Seed Farm (tomato and cattle) & Mdantsane Tomato Hydroponics (tomato) Chapter 4: Phirie Mission (communal farm) [...]

Land Access Series

By | January 16th, 2016|Sustainable Settlements|

The Urban Land Access Series is produced by Afesis-corplan with the support of Urban LandMark. The target group is the leadership of organised groups of homeless in need of land for housing development. (June 2008) The following titles are available in this series: Land Access Manual A: “Urban Land Access: An Overview” provides a short [...]