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Tyvision Media presents the last leg of the Stokvels and Burial Societies Indaba 2016 Roadshow

Tyvision Media and partners will present that last leg of the Stokvels and Burial Societies Indaba 2016 Roadshow at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) Campus in Sebokeng this coming weekend - 19 and 20 November 2016.

After the first roadshow at the Soweto theatre in 2015, Tyvision Media promised the members to expand the reach of the Stokvels and Burial Societies Indaba to three provinces in 2016.

It was a mammoth task when they started off in Gauteng at Mogale Hall in Sebokeng in September. The word had spread around by the time the roadshow got to the Soweto Theatre in Jabulani and Ikageng Hall in Mamelodi East, Tshwane in October. Limpopo province was next at Meropa Casino in Polokwane, followed by North West at Mmabatho Palms in Mafeking.

The stokvels and burial societies' members who attended the workshops in these three provinces highly appreciated the guidance, which was aimed at driving financial inclusion and responsible money management through the financial education programmes.

All the partners (Tyvision Media, Old Mutual, Hollard and the JSE), agree that they achieved their objective of creating a platform for stakeholders, particularly ordinary members, to engage around forming solutions to their challenges.

The province with highest penetration of stokvels is Gauteng at 24%, closely followed by Limpopo at 20 percent, then KwaZulu Natal at 14 percent and North West at 12 percent. These four provinces make up 70% of the stokvel market.

"I believe that the 8.6 million stokvel members who represent over 20% of the local adult population and an estimated 421 000 stokvels in total, would benefit from financial literacy to equip them with the confidence to manage personal finances through appropriate, short-term decision-making and sound, long-range financial planning, while mindful of life events and changing economic conditions," says Thabiso Masudubele, Managing Director of Tyvision Media.

While the stokvels or "societies" valued at R44billion encourage a saving culture, they also instil discipline through friendship, brotherhood and community spirit. According to the market research company African Response, 47% of those surveyed belong to savings stokvels, 41% belong to burial societies, 20% belong to grocery stokvels and 5% belong to investment stokvels.

In taking stock, Tyvision Media is pleased with how the Stokvels and Burial Societies Indaba 2016 was rolled out in the three provinces and look forward to expanding the reach of the third annual Stokvels and Burial Societies Indaba 2017 Roadshows.

To participate at the last Indaba 2016, members need to register beforehand: SMS name and Stokvel name to 082 392 2538 OR 45548 or email [email protected]

19 - 20 November, Sebokeng, Vaal University of Technology, Science Park Sebokeng Campus.

For additional content, call 011 480 4901 or SMS 45548 0r go to www.tyvisionmedia.co.za.

Facebook - SBS Indaba. Twitter- @IndabaSBS.

Margaret Ndawonde The Communications Firm +27 11 463 7550 [email protected]

The JSE

As a contributor to South Africa, the role of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is to not only support economic growth but also encourage South Africans to participate in private sector investment. The JSE has focused on initiatives such as investor education and the school- and university-based Investment Challenge, and has also launched its entry-level retail investment product, the tax-free savings account (TFSA).

Effective from 1 March 2015, TFSAs were initiated by Treasury to promote a savings culture among South Africans and reduce household indebtedness. The JSE's TFSA aligns with Treasury's goal while also ensuring that investors are given access to the exchange in a cost-effective manner.

On social media the JSE is active on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Its online learning modules also provide a way for the public to learn about investment in their own time, while events such as its monthly Power Hour sessions provide knowledge and insights for advanced investors.

www.jse.co.za