PLANACT Series on Mining and Governance [1 of 4]
Myths of Corporate Social Responsibility and Lived Realities in South Africa
Testing Exarro’s Social and Labour Plan in Mafube, Mpumalanga
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From Violent Protests to Engagements – Siqalile Leandra
This case study covers the experiences of Leandra community during process of formulating an Urban Development Framework (participatory planning) which commenced in 2010 to 2014 guided by Planact’s Urban Planners. It discusses the different stages that were undertaken and reveals the opportunities identified by the community during the process.
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A Guide to Local Government Budget Advocacy
04 April 2017 – Local government in South Africa is responsible for the delivery of a number of important basic services including water, sanitation, electricity, and solid waste management.
This guide addresses the increasing need to understand and engage with local government budgets.
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Survey Report on Basic Services in the Inner City
This study is based on the premise that exclusion and marginalisation of the poor in service delivery seems to be a continual struggle for the poor in developing countries including post-apartheid South Africa.
A partnership with the Inner City Resource Centre (ICRC) was established in order to promote collaboration in implementing programmes in the inner city, in particular, ‘bad buildings’ in Johannesburg.
Planact’s offices are located in close proximity to the inner city, thus it was also rational to include it in development programmes and demonstrate commitment in contributing to the development of low-income communities.
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[PUBLICATION] Planact contributes to the 2016 State of Local Governance Publication
Under the theme, (Re) Claiming Local Democratic Space, Planact‘s Programmes team contributed an In Profile titled, THE INTERSECTION OF PARTICIPATORY GOVERNANCE AND SOCIAL LABOUR PLANS IN COMMUNITIES WITHIN MINING TOWNS: THE EXPERIENCES OF SIKHULULIWE VILLAGE IN MPUMALANGA
In this case study, Planact highlights its extended Participatory Governance Programme to small mining towns in Mpumalanga Province where, despite the economic importance of the mining industry, communities in mining towns struggle to make their voices heard in decision-making processes, particularly so in the case of Sikhululiwe Village. (Rafiqua Mosaval, Mike Makwela and Hloniphile Simelane, Planact)
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Spring Valley Social Audit Report: Water Service Provision by trucks (May 2016)
Recently, Planact conducted a social audit (5 February – 19 March 2016) on the provision of water by trucks in Spring Valley Informal Settlement in eMalahleni. The report presents the main findings of the social audit and recommendations from Planact.
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A case of study of Spring Valley Informal Settlement in the eMalahleni Local Municipality (2013 – 2016)
Land Management and Democratic Governance in the City of Johannesburg (2007-2008)
In February 2008, Planact together with CUBES (Wits Centre for Urban and Built Environment Studies) completed a major research study focusing on land management and democratic governance in the City of Johannesburg. The research documents can be accessed here:
- Land Management and Democratic Governance in the City of Johannesburg: Synthesis Report
- Urban land: space for the poor in the City of Johannesburg? Summary of research findings
- Overview Report
- Kliptown Executive Summary
- Diepsloot Executive Summary
- Kliptown and Diepsloot Case Study
- Hillbrow & Berea Executive Summary
- Hillbrow & Berea Case Study
- Hillbrow & Berea Case Study Appendix
- Diepkloof Executive Summary
- Diepkloof Case Study
- Fourways Executive Summary
- Fourways Case Study