New developments on the Accounting For Basic Services (ABS) scene: the team is proud to announce the completion and publication of the Guide to Local Government Budget Advocacy. The guide is designed to empower Civil Society Organisations to better understand Municipal Budgets. The clearer understanding will ensure more effective advocacy around service delivery and promote the effectiveness of civic education in building the capacity of citizens on participatory budgeting practices. The purpose of the document is to empower citizens to make the local governance space one that has improved capacity to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of basic service to all South Africans, more especially to the poor.