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A Handbook on Urban Land Markets for Africa

Managing urban land: a guide for municipal practitioners

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Final report on land as a commodity [366KB]


Land as Commodity in South Africa


This report proposes useful categories for the categorisation of urban land in South Africa and records the current trends and patterns of land ownership in South Africa's towns and cities. It also identifies the main actors influencing urban land transactions and the individuals, institutions or groups that benefit from the current operation of the urban land market, as well as those who do not, providing possible explanations of why this may be the case.

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