Entries by SASIAdmin

Shaken by the coronavirus, consumers will be hesitant to spend – and harder to convince

Apr 22 2020 05:01  Londiwe Buthelezi FIN24 After more than a month cooped up in their houses, and with many people worried about their financial stability after the lockdown ends, companies should expect consumers to be more selective about how they part with their money than they used to be, marketing consultancy form M&C Saatchi said on Tuesday. […]

Can South Africans save for a rainy day?

Article commissioned by BreadCrumbs Linguistics — a Behavioural Linguistics firm specialising in nudge-based communication www.thebreadcrumbs.co.za. Speaking to journalists at Tuynhuys in Cape Town, President Cyril Ramaphosa was quoted in a News24 article as saying, “South Africa isn’t a country of savers. Our pension funds are effectively the only pots of money left”. Two days later, on […]

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 […]

Finding #crazywaystosave can make you happier this July Savings Month

July is Savings Month in South Africa, and this year the focus is going to be firmly placed on engaging our country’s youth with a theme of “#crazywaystosave.” The South African Savings Institute (SASI), with support from Absa and the IDC, launched July Savings Month 2019 today, with discussions sparking a national conversation on how […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]

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 […]

Rethink Black Friday: It’s not what you think it is – CAPITEC

More than R2.4 billion worth of transactions are expected to take place in a single day on Black Friday. If you’re preparing to take advantage of Black Friday deals, think again. Consumers are advised to be cautious of “never before seen” deals offered by retailers, and especially taking credit for items they may not need. […]