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Key lessons to improve your Financial Situation in 2018

Written by: Stephen Davies 3 Lessons that will Change your Financial Situation in 2018 Our ability to manage money effectively plays a huge part in our...

South Africans: Work together to overcome the power crisis

As we did when we successfully hosted the 2010 Fifa World Cup, the people of South Africa must work together, saving electricity and planning for load shedding, to help us through the current power crisis, writes Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown.

Working on Fire: saving lives, changing lives

working-on-fire-thumbSouth Africa's Working on Fire firefighting programme not only saves lives and billions of rands in property every year, it also changes for the better the lives of the ex-prisoners and once-destitute people who fight the fires.

African youth prone to saving

African youth prone to saving, advancing education: Barclays report

African youth are most likely to invest and further their education if they had the resources, a survey conducted in 11 African countries by Barclays Africa Group Limited has found out.

Young Africans focus on saving

Investment, education and savings beat flashy consumer goods on the list of priorities for Africans, the Barclays Africa Prosper Report finds. Africa's young and emerging middle-class is on the path to prosperity, and they are focusing on what will help them to progress rather than on what will make the neighbours notice.

Play Your Part and save!

The need for a culture of saving has been reiterated countless times by financial institutions. How better to get one going than to instil it in young people who will benefit from the habit in their adult years?

Easy way to back renewable energy

Nedbank has developed South Africa’s first investment product, the Green Savings Bond, for environment-minded citizens who want to save more and at the same time participate in funding renewable energy projects in the country.
SA becoming a renewable energy hub

Stokvels foster good money skills

Stokvels, or group savings schemes, are helping over 11-million South Africans to save for planned expenses such as school uniforms and groceries, and also assist with unexpected events like funerals.
Waste drive reaps rewards

Game makes saving energy cool

South African children are learning early about the benefits of saving electricity, and having fun at the same time, thanks to a new internet- and mobile-based game distributed by the national Department of Energy.

South Africans 'must save more'

South Africans ‘must save more’

Despite a rise in savings as a proportion of GDP, South Africa's savings performance remains low by international standards, while high household debt has hampered wealth accumulation, says Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

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