State of Local Governance 2018 publication launch

By |2018-09-03T09:57:41+00:00September 3rd, 2018|News, Uncategorized|

The theme of the 2018 State of Local Governance (SoLG) publication, Development Local Government: Dream Deferred? centres around three milestones - the 20 year anniversary of the White Paper on Local Government, the 15-year anniversary of the Good Governance Learning network and the 10th State of Local Governance (SoLG) publication. This year marks the 20th [...]

Afesis-corplan calls for legislative amendments in support of public participation

By |2017-12-04T13:28:28+00:00November 30th, 2017|Local Governance, News, Uncategorized|

The Report of the High Level Panel on the Assessment of Key Legislation (HLPKL) and the Acceleration of Fundamental Change, published on 22 November 2017, recommends that: “Parliament should consider identifying and reviewing all legislation that includes a public participation component,... so that where provision is made for the public to be consulted, this consultation [...]

Integrated Development Planning

By |2018-04-13T12:02:42+00:00June 1st, 2017|IDP, Local Governance, Uncategorized|

The Integrated Development Plan (IDP) is a 5 year plan that shows the municipality’s development objectives, key strategies and projects that will be implemented to achieve these objectives.  It also details which projects will be done in year one, year two, three, four and year five. The Municipal Systems Act of 2000 says that an [...]

Turning housing delivery on its head

By |2018-04-13T12:02:43+00:00May 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 [...]

Buffalo City Agricultural Strategy (Draft)

By |2018-04-13T12:03:03+00:00November 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

In 2012 the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM) developed a draft Integrated Agricultural and Rural Development Strategy (IARDS). draft Integrated Agricultural and Rural Development Strategy. Annexure A: Maps Agricultural potential plan, and Land audit and agricultural potential plan Annexure B: Land audit Annexure C: List of additional projects Annexure D: Video on Agriculture in Buffalo [...]

Parkridge and Bamford Social Audit 2016

By |2018-04-13T12:03:03+00:00November 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Parkridge and Bamford communities both after suffering an injustice by government not rectifying their dilapidated houses of more than 130 beneficiaries, and those blocked out of the housing system conducted a Social Audit as a means to addressing their housing issue. A social audit is a process that provides a way for communities to build [...]