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Strong community interest is needed to address conflict-related issues

  By Sivuyile Sitole With the high prevalence of violence across South Africa, the collective effort of communities, not just isolated individuals, is necessary to make any meaningful progress in...

Experiences of LGBTQ+ group of black communities in Isipingo: nature and causes of violence

By Governance and Livelihoods Agenda Governance and Livelihoods Agenda implements the Kagisano programme, which seeks to promote social cohesion and prevent collective violence, in Isipingo and KwaMashu. Among the groups...

Kagisano Gauteng and North West February 2024 Newsletter

Kagisano Programme's implementing partner, Action Support Centre was actively involved in various community activities aimed at creating safe spaces for learners and facilitating community visioning for common concerns during the...

Media Statement: 30 Years of Freedom and Democracy

[MEDIA STATEMENT] Afesis reflects on 30 Years of Freedom and the meaning and value of democracy to those whose lived realities are still marginalised. Read it here

Learning Brief #15 When is an informal settlement no longer an informal settlement?

The concept of ‘upgrading of informal settlements’ has been around for a long time. One question, however, that has not received much attention is, “when is an informal settlement no...

Reflections of the Men’s Gathering in Khayelitsha

By Mkhuseli Madiba, Xolisa Mato and Nontobeko Gcabashe The "Breaking the Silence'' Men’s Gathering in Khayelitsha was a monumental moment for the Kagisano programme. In a previous iteration of the...

Kagisano Report on Gender-Based Violence Work in Khayelitsha

This gender-based violence (GBV) report represents the work that has been done by the Kagisano programme in Khayelitsha. It gives a glimpse of what we’ve uncovered and advocates for violence...

Kagisano Stakeholder Mapping Report

This Stakeholder Mapping Report describes the Social Inquiry exercises that took place on 29 and 30 March 2024 in Makhaza, Khayelitsha Ward 95 which saw +/-350 community stakeholders participate. Due...

Comments on White Paper for Human Settlements

Afesis made a submission of Comments on White Paper for Human Settlements to the National Department of Human Settlements.  “From addressing challenges like informal settlements to improving access to land...

Bid Notice – AFESIS032024

INVITATION TO BID AFESIS intends to engage suitably qualified and competent service providers to review its local government training manuals, and to roll out a training of trainers, as part...