Media and Publications

The GGLN and its members are enthusiastically committed to knowledge-production and information-sharing.

GroundUp reports on the thousands of people who marched through Cape Town from Keizersgracht Street to the Civic Centre on Wednesday, Human Rights Day. They handed a memorandum to government representatives demanding land for people to live on.

Written by the Socio-economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI), Chapter 5 of the 2017 State of Local Governance publication discusses and analyses different organisational methods of engaging the state, supporting greater collaboration with the state and greater state accountability within the broader context of social and spatial justice. 

Monday, 26 March 2018 11:29

'My home' dialogue and exhibition

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The Development Action Group (DAG) hosted the 'My home' dialogue and exhibition at Lookout Hill, Khayelitsha on 6 March 2018.

The Community Organisation Resource Centre (CORC) on behalf of the SA SDI Alliance provides an update on some of the Alliance’s recent activities.

The Democracy Development Program (DDP) has been involved in strengthening civil society capacities to engage with local government structures for the last two decades.

On 22 March 2018, the Socio-economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI) launched its latest working paper entitled, Turning Off the Tap: Discontinuing Universal Access to Free Basic Water in the City of Johannesburg.

The South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) responds to Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba's, maiden national budget speech.

GroundUp reports that a ruling by the Pietermaritzburg High Court on 9 February against the Endumeni Municipality is a warning to municipalities which do not comply with their constitutional obligations on housing.

Written by Isandla Institute, Chapter 4 of the State of Local Governance publication encompasses a paper that attempts to reflect on and learn from the experience of utilising accountability and collaboration in tandem, through the Accounting for Basic Services project, in the local governance space.

Monday, 26 February 2018 13:23

New GGLN Member: Grassroot

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Grassroot is a community organizing technology organization creating simple, purpose-built tools to strengthen community-based organizations in low-income and marginalized areas of South Africa. Its tools have reached over 70,000 people and been used for over 12,000 meetings, votes, actions and alerts in the last 18 months.

Monday, 26 February 2018 13:01

OpenUp: data visualisation course offering

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Learn to tell compelling narratives by transforming your data into information and stories that make sense and matter to your audience!

The Built Environment Support Group (BESG) shares some key recent developments in its Accounting for Basic Services work.

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