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16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM: “A Gift to Women” – Mpho Ya Basadi

By |2022-12-09T13:29:08+00:00December 9th, 2022|Kagisano, News|

Kagisano, a programme implemented by Afesis-corplan with various partner organisations across the country, aims to organise activities geared towards preventing collective violence in communities and promoting social cohesion. One of the communities where the Kagisano programme is implemented is in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, where a community-led steering committee works collectively towards tackling the root causes [...]

Reflecting on the “Unity in our Heritage” event

By |2022-10-11T11:42:36+00:00October 11th, 2022|Kagisano, Uncategorized|

By Mkhuseli MadibaThe "Unity in our Heritage" event was held at the Isivivana Centre, in Khayelitsha on the 30th of September by the Kagisano Khayelitsha Steering Committee in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sports, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and Isivivana Centre to mark the end of heritage month in [...]

#OurVoteMatters: The ‘Why’ of Voting

By |2022-11-15T08:21:28+00:00October 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|

As part of its agency building and strengthening of constitutionalism and democracy work, Afesis-corplan developed this pocket guide to respond specifically to the questions "why must we vote?" and “what then after we vote?". These are questions that we are often asked by many in the communities where we work. This material is designed such [...]

Learning Brief #14: From re-blocking to pre-blocking

By |2021-01-14T09:34:34+00:00January 14th, 2021|Learning Briefs, Sustainable Settlements, Upgrading Informal Settlements|

There is growing interest within government and the country around the concept of re-blocking. Re-blocking is the process whereby communities who have occupied land work with government and others to shift shacks and plots around as part of the process of upgrading of informal settlements. Pre-blocking, in contrast, is where future occupants of land work [...]

Ronald Eglin: Sisulu’s new plan for informal settlements and formal housing a welcome break with the past

By |2020-12-09T17:53:36+00:00December 9th, 2020|News, Organisational, Sustainable Settlements, Upgrading Informal Settlements|

Read the OPINION piece (link below) by Ronald Eglin, Specialist: Sustainable Settlements at Afesis-corplan. https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-12-08-sisulus-new-plan-for-informal-settlements-and-formal-housing-a-welcome-break-with-the-past/

Civil Society Response to the Auditor-General’s 2018/19 Report

By |2020-11-05T12:32:18+00:00November 2nd, 2020|Local Governance, News, Organisational|

More than 35 civil society organisations across South Africa have joined the call for a change and improvement in the way our municipalities are run as highlighted by the Auditor-General report on municipal audit results. We have identified seven low-hanging fruit and game-changing interventions necessary to turn local governance around. This document has been [...]

Afesis-corplan comments on BCMM SDF

By |2020-10-15T12:24:21+00:00October 15th, 2020|News, Sustainable Settlements, Uncategorized, Upgrading Informal Settlements|

Afesis-corplan submitted comments on the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality’s (BCMM) draft Spatial Development Framework (SDF) which was gazetted on 14 September 2020.  Find a copy of Afesis-corplan’s submission here.  You can find a copy of the SDF here and a copy of the government gazette notice here. In our proposal we make two points: The [...]

Sifuna Amanzi (We Need Water)

By |2020-09-11T09:25:24+00:00September 11th, 2020|Local Governance, Organisational|

Sifuna Amanzi (We Need Water) is a social justice water campaign aimed at increasing awareness of the ongoing water shortages as a result of drought and poor water infrastructure in many impoverished and resource-deprived rural communities in the Eastern Cape. The province was declared a disaster area due to drought in 2019 by the [...]

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