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n IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers - The Municipal Property Rates Act , 2004 (MPRA) - why you need monitoring
The MPRA is to be implemented by all municipalities by 1 July 2009. To achieve this, valuation rolls had to be handed over to Municipal Managers not later than 1 February 2009.
Although we do not have a list of municipalities that did not receive their valuation rolls, it is common knowledge that there are a number that will not be able to start levying rates in terms of the MPRA from 1 July 2009.
The focus on this article is not on those that will not comply with the provisions of section 89 of the MPRA, but the real life challenge to implement the legislation.
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