Project Profile: Asivikelane, the campaign improving basic services in informal settlements

Asivikelane has one goal, to mobilize settlement residents to monitor failures in delivery of critical hygiene services and report the problems.

Melissa Tsungai Zisengwe
Jul 3 · 4 min read
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  • Government has also become more receptive to engaging with civic organizations working on the plight of informal settlement residents. IBP South Africa and its partners went from having to work for months to obtain a meeting with government to weekly meetings with various national and local governments.
  • Civil society also felt this sense of urgency and in the last three months IBP South Africa’s network grew from three to ten partner organizations
  • They will continue collecting service delivery information and use this to engage national and local government. The growth in numbers proposed above should help keep these doors open.
  • They will do more diagnostic work on the weaknesses in public finance management systems that cause the poor quality and quantity of services in informal settlements.

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Melissa Tsungai Zisengwe

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Melissa Tsungai Zisengwe

Written by

Program Project Officer at Civic Tech Innovation Network at Wits Governance School

Civic Tech Innovation Network

The CivicTech Innovation Network newsletter and online magazine is produced by the journalism and media lab, university of the witwatersrand, johannesburg

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