Although South Africa's public sector generally experiences skills shortages at many levels, the financial sector is particularly adversely
affected. Against this background, the Southern African Institute of Government Auditors (SAIGA) developed a Financial Skills Development
Model for the public sector. This model must be seen against the background of initiatives such as the Joint Initiative on Priority
Skills Acquisition (JIPSA) and the broader objectives of the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative of South Africa (ASGISA).