Development Action Group

Mitchells Plain has developed into one of South Africa’s largest suburbs. Yet despite this, it is increasingly viewed as a dormitory town from which people travel to work in prominent central business districts. The community is riddled by an array of social ills including crime, drug abuse, high youth unemployment and gangsterism.

Written by Ryan Fester, the Development Action Group's contribution to the 2018 State of Local Governance publication takes the form of an In Profile submission. It reflects on the specific challenges civic organisations face when aiming to effectively engage in participatory processes, and, given these challenges, the strategies and tactics they have resorted to in an effort to hold government accountable. It also briefly proposes a new model of participation for civic organisations.

Monday, 26 March 2018 11:29

'My home' dialogue and exhibition

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

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Sharing the common goal of promoting participatory, effective, accountable and pro-poor local governance, the network strives to provide an interface for civil society organisations to network and share information towards strengthening local democracy in South Africa.