EC-CoGTA SPLUM policy submission

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Eastern Cape CoGTA SPLUM Policy Submission

To find out more about Spatial Planning and Land Use Management (SPLUM) generally click here


On 21 July 2016 sixteen civil society organisations in the Eastern Cape submitted a petition to the Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (EC-CoGTA) making recommendations as to what they would like to see in future provincial Spatial planning and Land Use Management (SPLUM) policy and legislation. For a copy of the petition that was submitted click here, and for a copy of the the covering letter click here. For a Xhosa translation of the petition click here.

On 4 August 2016 we were informed by the office of the Head of Department for the Eastern Cape Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs that the petition had been forwarded to the legal services department for their input. We await a further response.


The organisations that have endorsed this petition are:



The petition calls on the EC-CoGTA to incorporate the following recommendations into future SPLUM policy and legislation in the Eastern Cape:


If your organisation would still like to endorse this petition, please send a e-mail to info@afesis.org.za indicating that you endorse the SPLUM petition - reference number EC-SPLUM-no.01-2016. We will add your name to the list above.


These recommendations are the outcome of a process that started in October 2015 when Afesis-corplan, in partnership with the Eastern Cape NGO Coalition, hosted a seminar on spatial planning and land use management (SPLUM), and organised, in February 2016, a task team workshop to develop draft recommendations.


On 15 September 2016, a Civil Society Task Team met with officials from the Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Co-operative government to prenent and further discuss the petition recommendations and start to explore how these recommendations could be incorporated into provincial SPLUM policy and legislation. The following are presentations and reports relating to this dialogue workshop:


To find out more about SPLUM read background document on spatial planning and land use management, and click here for a Xhosa translation of this background document.


To find out more about SPLUM generally click here


Use the following address for a shorter URL for this webpage: http://goo.gl/0uPRw1

Click here to return to SPLUM information page.

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