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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 [...]

#ASIVIKELANE progress report – Informal settlement voices matter

By |2020-08-04T12:42:00+00:00July 31st, 2020|Local Governance, News, Sustainable Settlements|

For the past four months since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, Afesis-corplan has been working with 87 households sharing water and ablution facilities in 35 informal settlements communities across the Buffalo City Metro (BCM) to assess hygiene measures in place to limit the spread of the virus. Sharing toilets that are dirty and [...]

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