CRAZY WAYS TO SAVE

July is Savings Month in South Africa and this year, the focus is firmly placed on engaging the youth with the theme, #crazywaystosave. The South African Savings Institute (Sasi), with support from Absa and the Industrial Development Corporation, launched July Savings Month at The Maslow Hotel, Sandton on 26 June, with discussions sparking a national conversation on how everyone can … Continued

SASI July Savings Month 2019 – Spotlight falls on crazy ways to save this July Savings Month

  Simple tools to make savings a source of happiness for all   July is Savings Month in South Africa, and this year the focus is going to be firmly placed on our country’s youth.   The South African Savings Institute (SASI), with support from Absa and the IDC, will use July Savings Month 2019 to focus on driving awareness around … Continued

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

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

6 Challenges to Financial Inclusion in South Africa

World Economic Forum | 5 days ago South Africa is a country of well-known promise and peril. Despite being the largest economy on the African continent, the nation is plagued by high levels of unemployment, a poor education system and staggering income inequality. Underscoring the country’s struggle to translate its rich natural resources and other assets into social benefit, South Africa is … Continued

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