n IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers - Vibrant, smaller towns offer new growth lessons : newspaper extracts




Extracted from text ... 32 IMFO ? Spring 2006 GOVERNMENT needs to recognise the untapped potential of smaller municipalities to help realise the targets of the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for SA (Asgi-SA), says provincial and local government department director-general Lindiwe Msengana-Ndlela. She told a two-day national conference on developing local economies in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, this week that empirical evidence suggests SA's local economies are demonstrating economic potential that had not been fully exploited. She said the ultimate drivers of these local economies were small and medium- sized enterprises. They not only create jobs but will in time help to correct ..


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