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Local Governance Archive

Local Governance News

To vote or not to vote

April 30th, 2019|

Don't vote By Ebrahim Fakir and Ivor Sarakinsky The primary question facing South African voters in 2019 is not who to vote for, but whether to vote at all. [...]

Annual Report 2017

December 11th, 2018|

Afesis-corplan is proud to present our Annual Report for 2017. Find out about all the exciting projects we are working on and the progress, successes, lowlights and lessons we are learning as an organisation. Annual [...]

Glenmore Sports Field Refurbishment

September 18th, 2018|

[IN CASE YOU MISSED IT]: Here’s our Executive Director, Nontando Ngamlana's widely publicised media statement on the refurbishment of the Glenmore Sports Field by the Ngqushwa Local Municipality. Click to open. Refurbishment of Glenmore Sports [...]

Accounting for Basic Services: Policy Briefs

August 16th, 2018|

In order to improve accountability and to ensure that communities’ democratic rights go beyond a simple vote towards active political participation and engagement, efforts need to be made to capacitate and enable citizens to do [...]

BCM Must Support Civic Education To Strengthen Democracy

June 22nd, 2018|

The role and participation of citizens in municipal processes and local government planning are critical for civic engagement, influencing policy, decision-making and holding government accountable. This was a message delivered by Afesis-corplan's Executive Director, Nontando [...]

BCMM Council Open Day 2018

May 18th, 2018|

On the 16th May 2018, Afesis-corplan programme staff Masixole Kente, Lindokuhle Vellem and Sikhander Coopoo attended the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality’s 2018 Council Open Day. The purpose of the Council Open Day was for BCMM [...]

Deepening Participatory Local Governance

April 12th, 2018|

The murkiness of today’s politics demands that citizens establish organs through which they will exercise power. Ward committees were conceptualized as organs for people’s power, but it has been proven beyond doubt that this mechanism [...]

The Scenery Park Phase 3 Housing Story

October 4th, 2017|

by Masixole Kente The construction of 947 houses for the Scenery Park Phase 3 beneficiaries in East London finally started in June 2017. These households  have been waiting for their approved houses for more than [...]

Mandela Day in Glenmore

October 4th, 2017|

by Lindokuhle Vellem On the 18th of July, which is the international commemorative day for Nelson Mandela's Birthday, the Afesis-corplan team travelled to Glenmore community in the Ngqushwa Municipality of the Eastern Cape. It was a [...]

Nuclear energy – do we need it?

October 4th, 2017|

by Ronald Eglin “The nuclear energy debate is hotting up in South Africa” participants were told at a nuclear energy conference in East London on 13 September 2017. The conference was co-organised by Afesis-corplan and Earthlife [...]

Strategic Plan Handbook 2017

July 27th, 2017|

Afesis-corplan, having worked on local governance and housing development issues for more than 20 years is one of the organizations that offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise that could play a meaningful role in [...]

Learning Briefs and Lessons Learned Index

June 8th, 2017|

Learning Briefs Chronological list of learning briefs Back to Basics and the Integrated Development Plan: Placing the IDP at the centre of COGTA’s Back to Basics programme (Local Governance) Spatial Transformation and the Spatial [...]

Integrated Development Planning

June 1st, 2017|

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 [...]

3rd Presidential Local Government Summit 6 -7 April 2017

April 6th, 2017|

In an effort to transform municipal spaces for radical social and economic development, Afesis-corplan is represented by our Executive Director, Nontando Ngamlana at the 3rd Presidential Local Government Summit which is being held at Midrand's Gallagher [...]

Grounding the National Development Plan

April 4th, 2017|

On 23 – 24 March 2017, Sibulele Poswayo and Ronald Eglin attended a two day conference to look at partnerships for implementing the National Development Plan (NDP), organised by Fort Hare Solutions, the National Planning [...]

Accounting for Basic Services (ABS): Participatory Budgeting

February 2nd, 2017|

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is the process by which citizens deliberate and negotiate over the distribution of public resources.  PB/municipal budgeting programs are implemented at the will of governments, citizens, NGOs, and civil society organizations to [...]

Integrated Development Planning Information

January 17th, 2017|

Afesis-corplan has produced numerous resource materials over the years on Integrated Development Planning.   DVD: The IDP process   DVD: Thandi's IDP story   Radio: Thandi's IDP story in [...]

Learning Briefs & Lessons Learnt documents

January 17th, 2017|

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 [...]

BCMM IDP submission

January 16th, 2017|

The following broad recommendations where made in Afesis-corplan's submission to the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality's (BCMM) call - from September 2016 - for stakeholders to submit their development needs and priorities so as to inform [...]

BCMM agriculture video chapters

November 10th, 2016|

  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, dairy, [...]