Asivikelane service delivery impacts counter


Since March 2020

In the News

Knysna Plett Herold

13 May 2024

Thanks to assistance from The Asivikelane Initiative, the proactiveness of the Knysna Municipality Waste Department, and the efforts of Sedgefield’s councillors, all the waste collected was removed from the site before noon.


04 May 2024

SAFM Panel Discussion with Chumile Sali, IBP South Africa’s Senior Programme Officer, on Repairs and Maintenance of Informal settlement services. SALGA was part of the panel.

International Journal of Social Science and Religion (IJSSR)

26 April 2024

Coalition council in South African local government.

NewzRoom Africa TV

26 April 2024

Chumile Sali, IBP South Africa’s Senior Programme Officer, speaks on national television station, Newzroom Africa, about sanitation challenges in Buffalo City. Following the tragic incident of a three-year-old drowning in a creche pit toilet in one of the informal settlements of Mdantsane.

Bloemfontein Courant

25 April 2024

Empowering informal settlements through the correct channels.


23 April 2024

Chumile Sali, IBP South Africa’s Senior Programme Officer, speaks on national radio station SAFM about sanitation challenges in Buffalo City. Following the tragic incident of a three-year-old drowning in a creche pit toilet in one of the informal settlements of Mdantsane.

Mdantsane FM

16 April 2024

Asivikelane Community Facilitators from our partner Common Cause speak on community radio in Buffalo City.

Free State Radio

12 April 2024

Asivikelane Community Facilitators from our partner St James Apostolic Faith Mission speak on “The Unmute” community radio programme in Mangaung.


27 March 2024

A (tough) love letter to the Open Movement

Tai Collaborative

27 March 2024

Opening up about Open Government – many happy returns

International Institute for Environment & Development

11 March 2024

How can Africa’s urban majority reframe sustainability agendas?

eNCA National Television

01 March 2024

Senior Programme Officer, Chumile Sali, speaks about the upcoming budget speech and what it will mean for access to basic services for informal settlement residents.

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Go Express

11 January 2024

Cleaning up the clinics in Buffalo City

Food for Mzanzi

22 August 2023

Waterdal water woes: Hell on earth as farmers cave in.

All Africa

15 August 2023

Residents in Waterdal, Emfuleni struggle to get water


12 August 2023

Residents struggle for water access for over three years

Bush Radio

25 July 2023

An Interview with Ludwe Qushoe at Development Action Group explaining the work done by Asivikelane Western Cape

Bloomberg News

13 July 2023

NYC’s New Budget Forces Transparency From Police, Other Agencies

Globale Verantwortung

4 July 2023

Was kann die EU gegen Ungleichheit tun? Beispiele aus Südafrika, Paraguay und Bangladesch

UN global report on sanitation and wastewater management

01 June 2023

Page 85 of the report mentions Asivikelane: “Here the Asivikelane initiative in South Africa provides a notable example: the initiative surveys residents of informal settlements across multiple cities, and publishes service level data in tandem with municipal budget data, to help advocate for improved accountability in municipal services and public finance.”


25 May 2023

Unstable coalitions are a stumbling block for local government service delivery. Mike Makwela speaks to SABC about this and the recent cholera outbreak.

Motsweding FM

20 May 2023

Mike Makwela at Planact speaks about service delivery issues.


19 May 2023

Service delivery is taking a back seat in Johannesburg due to policial in fighting. Mike Makwela, Senior Programme Coordinator at Planact South Africa speaks to #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403


11 May 2023

OPINION Piece by Planact: Riding the coalition wave: The service delivery challenge for Joburg’s residents.


21 March 2023

European Confederation of NGOs working on sustainable development and international cooperation report “What makes the difference for equality? Voices from South Africa, Paraguay and Bangladesh.”

NewzRoom Africa TV

22 February 2023

Petunia Mabuza, an Asivikelane Community Facilitator speaks about Asivikelane and service delivery in her community.

Mail & Guardian

09 February 2023

As waste piles up and the stench intensifies, Tembisa residents threaten protest

Daily Maverick

25 January 2023

Residents of Waterworks beg for water amid contracting delays in southern Joburg.


23 January 2023

Johannesburg informal settlements wait a week for water. Contracting issue has delayed supply to over 40 informal settlements, says Joburg Water.

Mosupatsela FM

16 January 2023

Botshabelo Unemployed Movement interview on local Mangaung radio station about Asivikelane and service delivery.

NewzRoom Africa TV

05 January 2023

KwaNobuhle residents receive water containers. The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has handed over 100 water containers to the residents of KwaNobuhle outside Kariega. Dam levels in the region remain very low while there’s been some concern over the high water usage.

The South African

20 December 2022

Mayor enters informal settlement WITHOUT protection

Kasie FM

30 August 2022

Planact Asvikelane community facilitator Mpho speaks about service delivery in City of Ekurhuleni

Cape Talk FM

30 August 2022

Charlton Ziervogel from SASDI Alliance talks about Asivikelane #30 service deliver index


30 August 2022

Asivikelane #30 Service Delivery Index: Ekurhuleni, Cape Town top list of services to informal settlements


07 July 2022

City of Cape Town has improved in providing water and clean toilets to informal settlements, report shows

Daily Maverick

27 June 2022

Marikana residents still in limbo

Ikwekwezi FM

20 June 2022

Planact City of Tshwane on the radio

NewzRoom Africa TV

27 May 2022

Waterworks informal settlement residents say lack of service delivery in the area is a nightmare

Bloemfontein Courant

26 May 2022

Phase 6 to monitor service delivery

South African Cities Network

15 May 2022

2021 The State of South African Cities Report

Kumkani FM

27 March 2022

Interview with Afeis-Corplan on Asivikelane #25 release

The Citizen

23 March 2022

Cemetery View residents begin rebuilding after fire decimates 400 shacks


21 March 2022

Asivikelane on EKFM

Kasie FM

21 March 2022

Asivikelane on Kazie FM

NewzRoom Africa TV

21 March 2022

Asivikelane Activists talks about service delivery problems

Vuma FM

01 March 2022

Asivikelane on Vuma FM

Kumkani FM

27 February 2022

Interview with Afesis-Corplan on Asivikelane

Pretoria Rekord

24 February 2022

Asivikelane #24 release in the Pretoria Rekord

Mamelodi Times

24 February 2022

Asivikelane #24 release