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Get people involved in development

Get people involved in development

Residents of Mountain View informal settlement, Johannesburg, queue their empty buckets while waiting hours for the water truck to deliver water.   By Dr Hloniphile Simelane What is the developmental mandate of the newly elected municipal councils? In particular,...
Taps finally installed in Robert Sobukwe

Taps finally installed in Robert Sobukwe

The Robert Sobukwe informal settlement did not have adequate water services even during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. On 13 May 2021 1to1 Agency of Engagement, Planact and Asivikelane tweeted about the dire situation in Robert Sobukwe. Mayor Mzwandile Masina and...
How government can show that it cares

How government can show that it cares

Having restored peace and calm after last week’s events, government must work to restore the peoples’ trust in the following ways:  Provide IMMEDIATE INCOME SUPPORT through a basic income grant or the COVID-19 social relief of distress grant – While the...
Asivikelane 18: The maintenance puzzle

Asivikelane 18: The maintenance puzzle

Maintenance doesn’t help if there are no taps and toilets to start with. As Asivikelane has been reporting, many informal settlements across the country do not have access to taps and toilets at all. Any improvement of maintenance should be supplemented by...