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Learning Brief #7: Land acquisition and development for human settlement

As a country we need to prioritise the acquisition and development of land for settlement purposes if we are to make any impact on the demand for housing.  Between 1994 and 2014 the South African [...]

Learning Brief #6: Motivation for a housing development support programme

Afesis-corplan has been promoting the concept of managed land settlement (MLS) for a number of years. MLS is where government allows people to settle on (semi) serviced land with basic tenure security, and households are [...]

Farm Dweller Tenure Security and Housing

By Ronald Eglin June 2017 A lot still needs to be done to find solutions for securing land tenure and housing for farm dwellers around South Africa. This emerged from a learning and sharing event [...]

Housing Co-operatives

A co-operative is where a group of people (homeless, consumers, unemployed) come together to address a common need (houses, cheap food, jobs) through a jointly owned and democratically controlled organisation (housing co-op, consumer co-op, worker [...]

Land Reform: What’s the plan? RESPONSE TO THE BUDGET SPEECH TABLED BY MINISTER GUGILE NKWINTI

Afesis-corplan Minister Nkwinti’s 2017 Department of Rural Development and Land Reform Budget vote speech is a huge anticlimax. At a time when the land question is re-emerging as a key issue of focus and debate within [...]

Ground-breaking constitutional court judgement and Managed Land Settlement: Connecting the dots

Afesis-corplan June 2017 “Evictions that lead to homelessness are unlawful, even if they are agreed to by all of the residents who stand to be evicted”. These are the findings of a Constitutional Court ruling [...]