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Covid-19 Action on Water and Sanitation: A case study

Khayalethu shelter project "a real expression of ubuntu"

Govt chaos in hard lockdown - The Witness 14/10/2020

Covid 19 Lockdown - Week 5 - From the desk of our Executive Director


Right to Adequate Housing - The Witness 01/10/2018

Lest they be forgotten - The Witness 01/10/2017

Is low income housing at a crossroads? - The Witness 06/01/2017

Street Children Shelter Threatened with Closure - The Witness 25/10/2013

Lock them up or shoot them - The Witness 27/06/2013

The Future of Informal Settlements - The Witness 10/06/2013

KwaMashu creche benefits from build project - Daily News 15/05/2013

Msunduzi Housing Summit - Maritzburg Sun 05/10/2012

Msunduzi Housing Summit - Witness 02/10/2012

Confusion over Houses - Maritzburg Fever 27June2012

Calling on Corporates - Village Talk - 11July2012

Housing project flawed - Daily News 13July2011

From Outcast to Activist - Witness 22Sept2011

The Problem with Housing - The Witness  13April2011

Ills in Ward 22 - Witness 01July2010

What a load of rubbish The Witness 4June2010 - Poor waste management in Msunduzi highlights the community based maintenance project

Stranded women, strong women - article based on research on female headed households in Pietermaritzburg The Witness 3June2010

Don't forget the poor - Witness 07Nov2010

Roads before houses June2008

Changing lives in PMB 10Oct2008

A place of hope: eKhaya Lethemba is providing care for vulnerable children The Witness 8Jan2008

Msunduzi indigent policy hindered The Witness 20Oct2007

We need decent land Echo 7June2007

Capacity and training boost for local CBOs Public Eye 23Nov2006

Groups to learn their way around the municipality Echo 16Nov2006

Waste project trashed The Witness 12July2006 - Msunduzi drops the award winning community based maintenance project

A meaningful life as a volunteer Echo 27Feb2003

Aids and housing: Rising to the challenge Echo 28Nov2002

No place like home The Witness 9May2002 - Alternatives to institutional care for orphans

Big plans for little boxes The Witness 19Oct2001 - Community based maintenance/services in Msunduzi


Deepening Democracy Related Articles


Electricity Tariffs: The great deception - SACSIS 03/02/2014

Blowing the Whistle without being Heard 18/09/13

Neither Lapdogs nor Puppets - The Witness 10/04/2013

Not the way to run a public service - The Witness 13/03/2013

Taking Parliament to the people - Witness 2Nov2012

Balancing the books - The Witness 14May2012

Giving Power and Money Back to the People - and - Vulindlela Double-Speak - The Witness 1 August 2011

Educate and Enforce - The Witness 4Nov2011

DDP in Delivery Magazine Sept11

Participatory budgeting - Witness 01Aug2011

Impendle case study Spark Sept 2011

GGLN learning event - Delivery June 2011

Msunduzi Stakeholder Forum The Witness 2 Feb 2011 - citywide gathering to discuss meaningful public participation in affairs of the municipality

Dont forget the poor - Witness 17Nov10

Public participation fiasco The Witness 21Apr2009

MIDI and the mindset gap - Witness 27Nov2009

Community halls GGLN News July 2007





Distress Fund

BESG often receives urgent calls from citizens whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by natural disasters. We will soon be setting up a Distress Fund facility in order to finance the repair or replacement of these homes.

Should you wish to contribute to this fund please contact us and the relevant information will be sent to you.

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