The elephant in the room: Love and money

Cuddly stuffed animals, roses and balloon hearts – it’s easy to get swept up in the moment on Valentine’s Day. But in the midst of the butterflies, and never-ending devotion, couples should take a moment to address the green elephant in the room – their finances. In today’s challenging economic environment, Jeanette Marais, CEO of Momentum Investments, says couples looking … Continued

5 saving tips for women in their 20s

With women expected to live up to a decade longer than men, it’s crucial for them to begin saving as early as possible to make the most of compound interest, says Citadel Advisory Partner Anelisa Mti. And with rising food and utility prices placing increasing pressure on consumers’ pockets, savings can take a knock – particularly for young people who … Continued

SA Savings Institute issues Black Friday warning and launches campaign to know your interest rates

Wednesday, 21 November 2018:   The South African Savings Institute (SASI) has issued a warning to consumers ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday against reckless spending and buying any items that they do not absolutely need as South Africa faces major economic and political crossroads. The mining sector, Standard Bank, SABC and other workforces are being affected by significant … Continued

SASI National July Savings Month 2018

The South African Savings Institute (SASI), National Treasury and partners will be hosting a VIP and media breakfast to launch National Savings Month 2018. The theme for this year’s National Savings Month, which runs for the month of July, is “Employer Assisted Saving” Gerry Anderson, SASI Deputy Chairperson, will deliver the keynote address and Jan Moganwa, Absa Chief Executive: Retail … Continued

GMW Selfie Challenge

GMW time is always Selfie time! Our selfie competition is a great way to connect with other young people, individuals and organizations across the world in sharing their amazing money awareness activities and events. Join us for the 5th edition of the GMW Selfie Challenge to show us what you’re doing during the Week’s celebrations! How to join? Step ❶ Print out … Continued

SASI Celebrate World Savings Day

The South African Savings Institute (SASI) is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to developing a robust culture of saving in South Africa. At SASI’s launch in April 2001, then Finance Minister, Trevor Manuel, drew attention to the poor savings rate; disparate living standards; lack of financial literacy and the poor growth of our economy. He noted that these concerns may … Continued

Focus on alternative savings during July Savings Month

The 2017 SASI (South African Savings Institute) July Savings Month was launched today in Sandton by Orlano Makubela, Chief Director of Financial Investments and Savings at National Treasury, and Sazini Mojapelo, Group Head of Citizenship at Barclays Africa, with a focus on encouraging alternative savings solutions. A panel of industry experts discussed developing alternative mechanisms to help South African consumers, … Continued

SASI July Savings Month 2017 Launch

The South African Savings Institute (SASI) will launch its traditional Savings Month Campaign at a breakfast event in Sandton on Wednesday 28 June 2017 where the Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, will deliver the keynote address.   “Savings Month is SASI’s national savings awareness campaign, and the theme for this year’s drive, which runs during July, is “Alternative Savings Solutions,” … Continued

TENTH LAUNCH OF STARSAVER™ THEMED “DEEPENING FINANCIAL DEMOCRACY”

June is Youth Month and The Banking Association South Africa (BASA) with its 23 Member Banks and 43 Financial Institutions collaborating on StarSaver™ will celebrate the 10TH Annual launch of StarSaver™ in a form of a dialogue themed “Deepening Financial Democracy”.   StarSaver™ is a generic financial literacy programme to inculcate a culture of saving in young people and promote … Continued

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