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The Banking Association and South African Savings Institute are to pilot the Teach Children to Save initiative in a bid to give the country's youngsters better financial "savvy".
Cape Town aims to save energy and deter cable theft and vandalism by fitting energy-efficient bulbs, which will stay lit all day-long, in over 180 000 streetlights across the metropolitan municipality over a two-year period.
The South African government has started a massive water awareness campaign, through which Water Minister Lindiwe Hendricks aims to reduce the high levels of losses in the country's water distribution system.
South Africans, caught up in a tendency to "borrow to spend", have been warned to start saving and to prepare to pay more for interest on their debts as well as for general goods and services.
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