land management

Master Class in Public Service Excellence

USB-Ed’s Impumelelo: The Stellenbosch Academy for Social Innovations Centre, in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, are bringing project presenters in water, sanitation, recycling, and waste management from the e’Thekwini and Drakenstein Municipalities to present to a key group of public managers drawn from the Gauteng municipalities and region. 

Call for Papers: Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa

Health Economic and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) is a self-funded, applied research unit based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. HEARD conducts a range of research-from pure to applied- seeking to support all those intent on designing interventions to reduce the HIV pandemic in all sectors  in  the  SADC and East Africa region. Its research agenda is driven by current issues and is aimed at producing knowledge and evidence critical to informed policies and actions.

Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa

Planact Comments on the 2010/11 Budget

The Minister’s speech comes with no surprises as we are all aware of the global economic crisis that did not spare South Africa, resulting in a recession. However, the Minister can only do what can be done, especially when we look at the growing budget deficit which is envisaged to continue growing in the next 3 years, hitting the R1.3 trillion mark before it slows down. It is a well balanced budget that needs to be commended.

PLAAS: The South African Index of Multiple Deprivation at Datazone Level and Recent Developments

The Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) is hosting a seminar on the South Africa Index of Multiple Deprivation at Datazone Level on 8 October 2009 in Cape Town.

Abstract:

CASASP has just completed a fine-grained profile of multiple deprivation in South Africa - the South African Index of Multiple Deprivation (SAIMD) - for the National Department of Social Development. The SAIMD has been produced at 'datazone' level, which is a sub-ward-level statistical geography that was especially designed as part of the project.

Emergency Effort Needed to Solve Western Cape Housing Crisis

It is good news that Tokyo Sexwale and Helen Zille have decided to bury the hatchet on the petty squabbling between the African National Congress (ANC) and Democratic Alliance (DA) (largely, let it be said, initiated by the ANC) over the N2 Gateway project and land allocation in the province.

The spat has hampered housing delivery in the province. We are now told “the three spheres of government are to sit around one table to decide on the future of the project.” (‘Sexwale, Zille and city to decide on N2 Gateway’, August 10).

Call for Alternative to Willing-Buyer-Willing-Seller Policy

President Jacob Zuma says his government is exploring alternative means of acquiring land following complaints about the willing-buyer-willing-seller policy preferred by the state since 1994.

“Land is linked to development in rural areas. We have recognised that, in order to move forward decisively with the land redistribution programme, significant changes have to be made to the willing-buyer-willing-seller model of land redistribution,” argues Zuma.

Land Affairs to Address Weakness in Financial Controls

The Department of Land Affairs says it has already taken steps to address weaknesses in its financial controls that resulted in a qualified audit from the auditor-general for a string of irregularities.

In a press statement, the department’s director-general, Thozi Gwanya, stated that the discrepancies arose because time differences between the date of payment and date of registration on the land database had led to duplicated entries.

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