1 day 12 hours ago
YOUTH of South Africa. Take a look at what at what you can achieve. You just have to get clear on what you want; joining a savings group can help you keep your focus!
Youth Day is a stark reminder of the huge challenges facing South Africa’s young people. But while millions wait for help, Sonto Ngcobo (28) from tiny Nositha village near Margate is getting on with improving her life.
Since her father died she's lived in a one-room house with her mother, two sisters and her three children. None of the family has a permanent job and they live on social grants.
Ngcobo wasn’t able to finish high school but she’s been making an effort to change her lot. As one of nearly 34 000 (48%) savings group members under 35, her aim is to improve her home and her education, and last year she started to work on completing her grade 12 subjects.
In 2015 and 2016 she also joined two savings groups and, through borrowing and saving, managed last year to build —with the help of a builder — her own block-and-mortar room in six days.
She's also started building a room for her mother.
“Joining a savings group changed my lifestyle,” she says. “I was wasting money on things that were not right for me and now I know what I want. In five years time, I see a huge difference in my life and I hope to fulfill my destiny. I encourage young people to join SaveAct savings groups because it is important to have your own things, especially when you are young." Full story: http://bit.ly/2JJeOmv
1 week 3 days ago
They don't earn big salaries,they don't have pay slips , the banks don't know their names but they are nation builders, they have houses,cars, they don't owe any bonds ,credit cards etc.
They live better than professionals who earns big salaries,
they have produced Doctors, Lawyers,Teachers,Nurses,Engineers, the list goes on.
We failed to learn from them & as the current generation we even fail to support their businesses we run to big retailers.
2 weeks 3 days ago
Zisiwe Grootboom joined Hankey's Mzingisi savings group in 2014. She was born, bred and raised in Hankey. She’s a single mom with one child. She ran a tavern for many years, but has closed it down and is thinking of starting a crèche. Her house is stunning and she is very proud of what she’s been able to achieve.
She’s extended and painted her RDP home and built a solid wall around it. She’s purchased bedroom and living room sets and sent her grandchild to a private school in JBay. “I can do everything that I want” she says, "but I couldn’t have done it without the support of my group members. If I sit alone in my house, I will do nothing. We are like family to each other. If there is a funeral or someone is sick or having problems, we will help each other". Her advice to others is “Look at me…..you can do it too.”
Business training going on in Jbay and Hankey folks. Check it out!!
Business training at our offices in Jeffreys Bay every Wed and every Thurs at Hankey. If you want to participate contact me, Sweetness Nosimphiwe Gamede or Nceba Sana.
Thornhill as you've never seen it before. Purple, pink and double story shacks! Shopright wall paper! Super Cool 🤩Kids! 💓
Our last Friday Breakfast Show appearance took place this morning. Nomonde Mdwina was the featured guest from Blessings of God savings group. What can I say....she NAILED it. This woman has been a member of Mpendulo Savings since 2008, but she started her own group - Blessings - in 2009. She is truly a pioneer. Thanks Kouga FM for the exposure and thanks to everyone who listened!