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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...

Comments on Proposed Compulsory National Water and Sanitation Services Norms and Standards

Afesis has made a submission of Comments on Proposed Compulsory National Water and Sanitation Services Norms and Standards to the National Department of Water and Sanitation (12 January 2024). Afesis...

Supporting township businesses with essential knowledge and resources for success

By Afesis – Kagisano and African Kulture While facilitating social inquiry and community vision exercises in Khayelitsha, and our work with women, we discovered that unemployment, poverty and the lack...

Reflection of the Healing Space – Mental Health Workshop

by Afesis – Kagisano and Tekano Fellow Afesis, through the Kagisano programme, collaborated with Tekano Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity – part of the Kagisano Khayelitsha Steering Committee, to co-host...

A reflection of the SONA: Moving beyond surface-level approaches to tackle the complex issue of...

By Nontobeko Gcabashe While the election date has already been announced for Wednesday, 29 May 2024, there is still a need to highlight some of the missed opportunities from President...