Only 20 percent of Eastern Cape’s “First Time Voters” registered to vote

By |2019-02-06T13:13:40+00:00February 1st, 2019|Follow you vote, Local Governance|

By Zwanga Mukhuthu For the 2019 national and provincial elections, the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) had by this week, registered more than 3.3-million voters in the Eastern Cape (IEC-EC, 2019). This figure constitutes all citizens aged 18 and older as per the electoral Act. As per the Census 2011, there [...]

The narrative that continues to associate state capture with Zuma is a lazy one

By |2018-11-22T10:43:46+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Local Governance, News|

By Nontando Ngamlana There has been great public interest in the phenomenon dubbed ‘state capture’ since the revelation of the Gupta influence on ministerial and other senior institutional leadership appointments. Rightly so because the collusion of business and public representatives in ways that advance their personal and business interests over public good cripples the state [...]

Glenmore Sports Field Refurbishment

By |2018-09-18T11:09:01+00:00September 18th, 2018|Accounting for Basic Sercvices, Local Governance, News|

[IN CASE YOU MISSED IT]: Here’s our Executive Director, Nontando Ngamlana's widely publicised media statement on the refurbishment of the Glenmore Sports Field by the Ngqushwa Local Municipality. Click to open. Refurbishment of Glenmore Sports Field by the Ngqushwa Local Municipality Press statement For background and more information about Glenmore, view the following articles on [...]

BCMM Council Open Day 2018

By |2018-05-18T12:15:13+00:00May 18th, 2018|Local Governance, News, Organisational|

On the 16th May 2018, Afesis-corplan programme staff Masixole Kente, Lindokuhle Vellem and Sikhander Coopoo attended the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality’s 2018 Council Open Day. The purpose of the Council Open Day was for BCMM to present the outcomes of their IDP Roadshow that took place from 19 April – 14 May 2018 (this included [...]

Afesis-corplan News Bulletin

By |2018-06-07T12:20:11+00:00May 3rd, 2018|News, News Bulletin, Organisational|

Afesis-corplan has introduced a news bulletin that contains news of the day-to-day activities of the organisation. News Bulletin #1: Call for the establishment of an urban land commission News Bulletin #2: Ngqushwa community to march against corruption News Bulletin #3: Ngqushwa municipality receives Glenmore petition News Bulletin #4: Conference raises stakes on land governance News Bulletin [...]

Deepening Participatory Local Governance

By |2018-06-21T07:52:09+00:00April 12th, 2018|Deepening Participatory Local Governance, Local Governance|

The murkiness of today’s politics demands that citizens establish organs through which they will exercise power. Ward committees were conceptualized as organs for people’s power, but it has been proven beyond doubt that this mechanism failed to shift power in local governance in a manner that allows citizens to participate meaningfully in governance. Afesis-corplan argues [...]

Call for the establishment of an urban land commission

By |2018-04-13T12:03:10+00:00April 5th, 2018|Afesis in Action, News, Sustainable Settlements|

By Afesis-corplan The idea of establishing an urban land commission to provide an appropriate institutional response to land redistribution in cities solicited a heated debate during the Urban Land Dialogue hosted by the South African Cities Network (SACN) in Port Elizabeth on March 27th. Geoff Bickford of the SACN argued that while the land debate [...]

Glenmore residents start petition to get their sports field rectified

By |2018-04-13T12:03:10+00:00April 5th, 2018|Accounting for Basic Sercvices, Afesis in Action, News|

By Afesis-corplan The Glenmore sports facility remains inaccessible to members of the community wishing to use it despite Ngqushwa local municipality allegedly having spent R3-million to refurbish it. In response to a request for support by the Glenmore community, Afesis-corplan has been involved in attempts to get the Ngqushwa Municipality to engage and share information [...]

What our Executive Director is up to…

By |2018-03-22T08:47:53+00:00March 22nd, 2018|News, Organisational|

Our Executive Director, Nontando is part of a delegation of nine Ford-funded NGO leaders from west and southern Africa who are hosted by the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) as part of an ARNOVA/AROCSA NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program. This first of its kind program aims to prepare these NGO leaders from Africa for a [...]

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