Orange Farm and Thembelihle community members made their priority service delivery submissions to the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) draft 2017/2018 budget on the 25th of April 2017.

Over the last months, both communities, located in Region G, requested support from Planact to engage the municipality more deeply on specific service delivery challenges. They, then, went above and beyond by conducting their own analysis of the CoJ budget and invested heavily in putting together detailed submissions that engage with the information in the budget and drew on their own experiences and priorities in their community.

Thembelihle submissions highlighted a need for a police station, flushing toilets, sustainable water supply and proper housing etc. For Orange Farm, the issues of water and sanitation were flagged by many residents as sewer infrastructure within the community is non-existent, incomplete or in need of replacement. These challenges impact on the daily lives of those living in these areas.

The CoJ has been running engagement meetings to engage on both the Integrated Development Plan and the budget, which is required of them by legislation.

More recently, Planact’s work has expanded to include participation in the municipal budget process, with a specific focus on improved service delivery in poor and marginalized areas. This has led Planact to offer support to communities in the CoJ to make submissions on the 2017/2018 draft budget.

Click on the images below to download the submissions by Thembelihle and Orange Farm.

One submission from Orange Farm.
One submission from Orange Farm.
One submission from Thembelihle Informal Settlement.
One submission from Thembelihle Informal Settlement.