Monday, July 03, 2006

A Joint, Initiative, accelerated shared growth, & economic development

The South African government is engaged in a major drive to sell its two latest horrifying acronyms - Asgisa and Jipsa - to donor countries.

These two sound like terrible diseases but they are not, of course - at least not literally. They stand, respectively, for the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative of South Africa and the Joint Initiative for Priority Skills Acquisition.

Part of that misgiving relates to black economic empowerment. Some governments are a bit unhappy about South Africa tapping donors to finance skills training when skilled whites are available who have been put out of work by BEE. Full acyromonny

Asigsa & Jipsa yourself by building your own home!

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