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.

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

Planact shares a short film on a collaborative social audit on sanitation conducted in Wattville, Benoni.

The Socio-economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI) shares two recent achievements, namely, its contribution to the 2018 Human Rights Budget and a North Gauteng High Court Ekurhuleni housing ruling.

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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