SERI and Planact facilitate training workshop for Gauteng Land and Housing Social Network (GLHSN), November 2012. From 31 October-2 November 2012, a 3-day workshop was held for GLHSN members on topics including housing policy, access to information, social media, using the law and the right to protest.
- SERI, Planact and Local Government Action host Democracy in Practice workshop in Rooigrond, Mahikeng, 1-2 September 2012. From 1-2 September 2012, a workshop was held in Rooigrond, Mahikeng, for representatives of surrounding communities and settlements in Mahikeng, North West. The focus on the Democracy in Practice workshop was on local government, and the Making Government Work: An Activist's Guide was used as reference material for participants. Topics included: powers and functions of local government; enforcing transparency and accountability on (socio-economic) rights; IDP and budgetary processes; and discussions on dolomite and human habitation. See photos of the workshop here.
- SERI and AbM paralegal training workshop in Durban, 18 February 2012. Osmond Mngomezulu and Teboho Mosikili facilitated a paralegal training workshop for AbM community leaders at the Diakonia Centre in Durban on 18 February 2012. The workshop covered the role of paralegals/overview of the South African legal system;the Housing Act, national housing programmes and relevant jurisprudence and cases; IDP and informal settlement upgrading (ISU) processes; introduction to the local government activists guide; and evictions.