Media profile

The following articles relating to SaveAct have appeared in the local and national press:


Stokvels: How informal mechanisms create wealth and access to credit. Report in City Press, September 7, 2018.

South Africans want to save, they just need the right products, by Anton Krone, BDLive, July 2016.

A stokvel by any other name is still empowering, by Gillian Jones, BDLive, May 2015.

SaveAct filling the void left by post officeBusiness Day, 20 November 2014

Don’t let debt be the death of you, The Witness, 17 July, 2013.

Caught in the unsecured credit trap, by Linley Donnelly for The Mail & Guardian, 28 September, 2012.

Saved from poverty, opinion piece by Rhoda Kadalie in The Citizen, July 13, 2012.

Making sure there’s money where it matters, The Witness online, July 3, 2012.

South Africa: no more loan sharks, by Julie Frederikse, All Africa, August 2011.

Savings groups help rural households affected by HIV/Aids, Julie Frederickse, All Africa, 2011.

Help with farming the Humble Potato, The Witnessonline or click here for the PDF version and a shortened version in The East Griqua Fever on November 12, 2010

A runaway success, The Witness, April 9, 2010

A weapon against poverty, The Witness, July 8, 2008

The following articles from South Africa address issues which have relevance to the work of SaveAct:

Stokvels and savings clubs are popular among savers — Research, Fin24, July 2016.

Financial literacy: lessons from abroad, by Maya Fisher-French, Maya on Money, 2 May 2013.

Debt traps: the silent killers of SA’s vulnerable, Daily Maverick, 7 August, 2012.

Savings culture needed, The Witness, September 30, 2010.

Save now and secure the future, by Gareth Stokes in the Mail & Guardian, July 23, 2010.

Hand-out is hand-up, by Carol Paton in the Financial Mail, Thursday, March 4, 2010.