public finance


SDG Seminar Series: Financing the SDGs in African cities?

The fourth instalment of the ACC SDG Seminar is presented by Liza Rose Cirolia on Wednesday, 19 June 2019 at 12:30 to 14:00 in the Davies Room, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Building, Upper Campus, UCT. Entitled Financing the SDGs in African cities?, her seminar will explore the fiscal constraints and opportunities for local government to participation in […]

Public Finance – the Life Blood of our Cities?

Bushbuckridge mayor embarks on debt collection exercise “The municipality has disclosed that it is owed R1 billion in unpaid municipal services such as water supply, refuse removal and property rates.” – Mpumalanga News, 1 October 2018   Heads Roll Amid VBS Municipal Probe “Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says several […]

Land-based financing in sub-Saharan African cities

Liza Rose Cirolia, Stephen Berrisford, Ian Palmer

ABSTRACT Decentralization reforms and rapid urbanization place increasing pressure on African urban authorities. In response, land-based finance has been gaining popularity within development discourses as a method of increasing local autonomy and financing local government infrastructure provision. This paper discusses the conceptual basis for land-based finance, the instruments that form part of this approach, and […]