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Investment decline in South African cities : implications for development in the inner city

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dc.contributor.author Maseko AM en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T10:15:39Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T10:15:39Z
dc.date.created 1998 en
dc.date.submitted 1999 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/81150
dc.description.abstract Investigates investment decline in major South African cities and the subsequent implications for development in the inner city. The qualitative method of research is used. This involves the use of existing materials such as urban decline literature, theories of urban decay, local and national government papers on urban development, discussion papers, newspaper articles, and interviews. The study finds that investment decline is not just a result of crime in the inner city, because crime is also a problem in the suburbs. This study shows that business relocation to the urban periphery reduces the tax base of city local authorities, which could force an increase in rates. This, in turn, could provide an incentive for the affluent to relocate to the suburbs. These processes affect each other and result in urban decay which discourages investment in the inner city. This also has a negative impact on development in the inner city. If the suburbanisation process continues, the city centre will eventually move to the suburbs. Although suburbanisation of development brings services closer to the people on the periphery and creates new jobs, many jobs are being lost in the inner city. Suburbanisation is an exclusionary measure designed to disadvantage the poor, because houses and rates are high, so that the poor cannot afford to live in the suburbs. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Economics en
dc.subject Socio-economics en
dc.title Investment decline in South African cities : implications for development in the inner city en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MSoc Sc en

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