Planact's contribution to the 2018 State of Local Governance publication focuses on tools they has developed and implementated to enable genuine and meaningful collaboration and partnership between citizens and the state. Their paper discusses the benefits of citizen participation in local governance processes, and the extent to which shortfalls in citizen participation in local governance can be remedied using these tools.

“When I am here, there is a bucket I use to lift myself to reach the seat. Sometimes when I am alone, I try to get in but I have to come up with a serious plan. This toilet is too small for my wheelchair and this floor is slippery, as you can see,” Bab’Ndlovu murmured as he explained the difficulties he faces.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 12:33

Planact film needs your vote!

Planact's film, Budgeting For Change, has been selected as one of Discovery Channel's ‘Don’t Stop Wondering’ category Top 10 at the Jozi Film Festival 2018.

Written by Planact, the seventh paper in the 2017 State of Local Governance publication discusses the role of collaboration in social accountability mechanisms using a case study on a social audit conducted in Emalahleni Local Municipality.

Planact has supported more than ten informal settlements across the City of Ekurhuleni to conduct a comprehensive social audit on sanitation. The purpose of the audits was to monitor the standard of service against the contractual obligations for the chemical toilets residents use.

Representatives from various informal settlements that recently conducted a scaled up social audit joined #TeamPlanact at this year’s MTN Walk the Talk with 702 to walk for Dignified Sanitation for Informal Settlements.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 12:40

Short film: Budgeting for Change

Planact shares its latest short film, Budgeting for Change.

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

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