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Property Taxes in South Africa: Challenges in the Post-Apartheid Era (Paperback)

Property Taxes in South Africa: Challenges in the Post-Apartheid Era By Michael E. Bell (Editor), John H. Bowman (Editor) Cover Image
By Michael E. Bell (Editor), John H. Bowman (Editor)
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This is the first comprehensive overview of property taxation in post-apartheid South Africa. Presented are the perspectives of researchers who have spent years analyzing the fiscal issues facing South Africa, as well as public finance experts and practitioners from that country. The book enhances understanding of land and building taxation in specific settings and presents a case study of the complex reality of an ever-changing South Africa.

About the Author

Michael E. Bell is president of MEB Associates, Inc., and a research professor at George Washington University Institute of Public Policy. His work focuses on state and local finances and intergovernmental relations.

John H. Bowman is emeritus professor of economics at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a widely published expert on property taxes.

Praise For…

"This book provides the first comprehensive look at the challenges of adapting property taxation, a major source of local tax revenue, to the many changes brought about by the end of Apartheid in South Africa ... Students of property taxation will find this book an interesting case study of tradition and change in an important country making the transition to democracy. Policy makers and concerned citizens in South Africa will find a policy framework for understanding complex property taxation and local finance issues. Policy makers in other countries undergoing similar transition, or strengthening the role of local self-government, will find important comparative lessons to be learned.”

— Gary C. Cornia, Professor of Public Management, Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University

Product Details
ISBN: 9781558441507
ISBN-10: 1558441506
Publisher: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Publication Date: March 28th, 2002
Pages: 239