Disaster preparedness of municipalities in the face of Coronavirus

By |2020-05-11T13:24:31+00:00May 11th, 2020|Deepening Participatory Local Governance, News|

South Africa is declared a national state of disaster. New cases of the coronavirus are being reported daily throughout the world and South Africa is no exception. The number of confirmed positive cases of people with the virus has risen since the lockdown was declared on 27 March. Covid-19 has now been confirmed a pandemic [...]

How can local government councillors interact with and represent their constituents better?

By |2018-04-13T12:02:39+00:00July 28th, 2017|IDP, Local Governance, News|

On 5 July 2017 Sibulele Poswayo and Ronald Eglin met with Gabriel Nahmias a researcher involved in the South African Councillor Panel Study. The research project aims to better understand the ways in which local government councillors interact with and represent their constituents; and to better understand the particular demands and challenges they confront in [...]

Learning Briefs and Lessons Learned Index

By |2018-04-13T12:02:41+00:00June 8th, 2017|Learning Briefs, Lessons Learned, Local Governance, Organisational, Sustainable Settlements|

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 Development Framework (Sustainable Settlements) Spatial Planning and Integrated Development Planning (Sustainable Settlements) The Missing Middle: A Smallholding Land Subsidy Programme [...]

Integrated Development Planning

By |2019-08-20T14:56:48+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 [...]

Grounding the National Development Plan

By |2018-04-13T12:02:48+00:00April 4th, 2017|Local Governance, News|

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 Commission (NPC) and the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality. The NPC working with the Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation, the United [...]

Call to prioritise land acquisition and development in BCMM IDP

By |2018-04-13T12:02:48+00:00April 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 [...]

Toward Good Local Governance…the role of the active citizenry – Author: Sibulele Poswayo, Programmes Manager

By |2018-04-13T12:02:49+00:00March 31st, 2017|Local Governance, News|

On Monday, 21 March 1960, police opened fire, without order, on a crowd that had gathered at the Sharpeville station to protest pass laws. On that day, 69 unarmed people were killed, including women and children, and more than 180 were injured. To mark this tragedy, Human Rights Day (21 March) was officially declared a [...]

BCMM IDP submission

By |2018-04-13T12:02:58+00:00January 16th, 2017|Local Governance|

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 the BCMM Integrated Development Plan (IDP) review process that will inform revisions to the BCMM - 2017/18 IDP. 1. Plan [...]

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