SaveAct director Anton Krone was among 15 people who graduated from the BANKSETA-funded Executive Development Programme in Inclusive Finance. Run by the Gordon Institute of Business Science in partnership with Positive Planet, the six-month course was a pilot programme aimed at experienced professionals from a diverse range of sectors.
SaveAct has launched its Masongeni, sandise ingeniso (saving together, growing together) project. The close to €840,000 (R12,6 million) EU-funded project will support micro-credit savings schemes in rural communities across three provinces.
SaveAct is piloting a financial education programme involving 2,000 SCG members in 100 groups in two provinces. The pilot is aimed at refining the embedded financial education developed by PlaNet Finance and Microfinance Opportunity in conjunction with SaveAct.
Are there benefits to linking banks with savings and credit groups? This was the topic of a workshop co-hosted by SaveAct, FinMark Trust and the Centre for Inclusive Banking in South Africa (CIBA) held in Johannesburg in 2013.