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Written by the Development Action Group (DAG), Chapter 3 of the State of Local Governance 2017 covers DAG’s experience in facilitating community collaboration in Woodstock and Salt River. The Chapter highlights the methodological approaches for facilitating community collaboration and relationship building within and between government and civil society, and the dynamic tensions that often lie within and between these relationships.

The Democracy Development Program (DDP) recently undertook an internal research project entitled “Youth Activism as A Catalyst of Active Citizenship Among Young People in KwaZulu-Natal Province” aimed at better understanding the state of youth political participation in the area.

The Community Organisation Resource Centre (CORC), representing the SA SDI Alliance, provides an update on two completed initiatives, namely, the TB Community Hall and “Know Your City” South Africa.

Friday, 08 December 2017 07:55

The GGLN has a new Coordinator

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The GGLN Secretariat is pleased to announce that as of 1 November 2017, Monique Damons has been appointed as the new GGLN Coordinator.

Isandla Institute has developed a tracking system, the Planning for Informality web-tool, which enables communities and civil society organisations to monitor government commitments and delivery in informal settlement upgrading. 

The 2017 State of Local Governance was recently Launched on July 26th 2017. This year's theme recognises the importance of both accountability and collaboration as key values and activities that drive the reclaiming of local democratic space within the field of local democracy.  

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 12:18

SoLG Publications available for download

The State of Local Governance (SoLG) forms the cornerstone publication of the Good Governance Learning Network. Since 2008, nine SoLG publications have been produced by the network and have provided regular commentaries on the state of local governance in South Africa. These are now available to the public for download!

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