Accounting for Basic Services

Between June 2016 and September 2018, Afesis-Corplan, the Built Environment Support Group (BESG), Isandla Institute, Planact and the Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) Southern Africa Office jointly implemented a project titled ‘Accounting for […]

February 28th, 2019|

[VIDEO] Planact’s campaign for clean & safe water in Emalahleni

[WATCH] Spring Valley informal settlement residents in eMalahleni Municipality used social audits findings to lobby their local government on safe and clean sanitation and they succeeded. […]

July 5th, 2018|

[VIDEO] Over 15 Families share 1 chemical toilet in Ekuthuleni

[WATCH] During the scaled up social audit in the City of Ekurhuleni, Planact came across families that share a single toilet stationed in the street. This video was captured in Ekuthuleni Informal […]

July 5th, 2018|

[VIDEO] Inter-Metro Dialogue on Social Audits in Gauteng

[WATCH] Our Inter-Metro Dialogue video. This dialogue was held on 21 February 2018 at the renowned OR Tambo Cultural Precinct. We hosted communities from across the City of Joburg and City of Ekurhuleni to share […]

May 3rd, 2018|

[Video] Budgeting For Change in KwaZenzele Informal Settlement

[VIDEO] Watch our latest 5 minute film on #BudgetingForChange

The film explores the real life issues facing people living in squalid conditions on the margins of Ekurhuleni. Shot in KwaZenzele Informal Settlement, the […]

May 3rd, 2018|

Wattville Social Audit: Engaging Government Differently

November 14th, 2017|

Planact on Yilungelo Lakho on SABC 1

September 21st, 2017|

[Watch] Finally, Tap Water for Spring Valley in Over 20 years!

This video highlights the power of citizens in Spring Valley Informal Settlement who fought for their right to clean, regular water and succeeded after over 20 years! […]

April 6th, 2017|

[Watch] “We also deserve basic services,” Vosloorus Hostel Residents

Living conditions at the Police Barracks Men’s hostels are appalling.

Apart from the lack of privacy in the one room divided into three half-walled bedrooms, residents squirm at the thought of men, women and children having […]

February 10th, 2017|

[Watch] Soweto Urban Biotope – Selected As A Success Story

From the archives – Our Senior Project Coordinator, Mike Makwela introducing Soweto for Urban Biotopes in 2014. Planact’s intervention here was to promote meaningful public participation in government processes and to close the social and […]

January 30th, 2017|

Thembelihle Leads By Example

The short film on community cohesion against xenophobia in Thembelihle, documented by Planact in June 2016, gives an unheard-of perspective of a community coming together to defend the rights and safety of foreign nationals living […]

October 26th, 2016|

Planact’s Documentary on Spring Valley

Planact’s work in strengthening marginalised communities involves informal settlement upgrading. Spring Valley is one of the programme areas that Planact has supported since 2010.

Spring Valley is identified in official records as […]

June 13th, 2016|

Leandra: A Community Reclaims their River

Leandra: A community reclaims their river.

[Watch] Siqalile Development Forum and Leandra Community members on their River Cleaning Action in Leandra, Mpumalanga.

June 13th, 2016|

Planact On Film

Planact will be documenting some of its work with the different communities it engages with through the wonderful medium of film. This medium offers the opportunity to see Planact’s work in action […]

August 13th, 2014|