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1, 2, 3….PLANT!

1, 2, 3….PLANT!

Savings group members and SaveAct staff recently received training in plant nursery development.  The 24 members and five staff were trained by WAYSE partner, Siyazisiza Trust (ST, ) at their farm in Mtunzini, Kwa-Zulu Natal. The training covered topics ranging from...

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Reinvention has no limit or age

Reinvention has no limit or age

Buyelani Jiyane is a formidable woman, and proof that reinvention has no age! Mrs Jiyane, who lives in Msinga, currently runs three successful business, with a new one budding; and her fifth one having been bequeathed to her son. Mrs Jiyane joined SaveAct in 2018 and...

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Driven by purpose

Driven by purpose

Savings groups are a powerful tool for individuals to improve their lives. Now, in the village of Mehloloaneng, Matatiele, a savings group has gone a step further, and is aiding the upliftment of their community. The group, started in 2016, was inspired by the ABCD...

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Preparing for lift off with Spring Impact

Preparing for lift off with Spring Impact

Spring Impact declares on its website that it was “founded out of frustration”. While working with weaving projects in Ghana and India, founder Dan Berelowitz realised that many were making the same operational mistakes, rather than learning from what works and...

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Happy fowls means happy farmers

Happy fowls means happy farmers

The humble chicken could become a game-changer for SaveAct farmers, if principles shared in a recent training course become the norm. The specialist training in poultry management, done over four days by WAYSE partner Siyazisiza Trust (ST), focused on the business of...

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Farming in the blood

Farming in the blood

Tsephe Tebejane from Matatiele is a force to be reckoned with! This thirty-six-year-old first joined SaveAct in 2013, along with her mother. Since then, she has been a prominent representative for youth in savings groups and has been recruited to be a part of a few...

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‘Supersaver’ ventures into kids’ party entertainment

‘Supersaver’ ventures into kids’ party entertainment

Swinky Mchunu (47) is what we call a Supersaver! With four established businesses, all started with her SaveAct savings and loans, this busy woman, with an easy laugh and kind smile, is now starting a new venture — children’s party entertainment. She joined her first...

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SG loans jump-start success for Eshowe entrepreneur

SG loans jump-start success for Eshowe entrepreneur

Mphile Mbuyazi joined SaveAct in 2020 because she saw local savings group members who were doing big things, things she wanted to do, and everyone around her kept encouraging her to join. Her success has been astonishing! With access to saving group (SG) loans she has...

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Turning waste into wealth

Turning waste into wealth

The mark of a true entrepreneur is the ability to see treasure where others see trash. Claudia Ntuli saw good vegetables going to waste and came up with a plan to turn them into something she could sell. Ntuli is from Ntabamhlophe, KZN, and has been with SaveAct since...

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Agric training strengthens food security and livelihoods

Agric training strengthens food security and livelihoods

A mini green revolution could soon be blooming in some of the poorest provinces of the country, thanks to an injection of agricultural training by the WAYSE programme. This training is expected to reach more than 1000 people. The need to address hunger and joblessness...

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WAYSE training boosts business success

WAYSE training boosts business success

When opportunity knocked, Sithembile Zungu opened the door and embraced it. In 2018 she joined a savings group and gained access to options that have changed her life. Now, with her recent involvement in the WAYSE initiative, she’s seeing more progress. WAYSE (Women...

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A new approach to job creation

A new approach to job creation

The cry for jobs is everywhere, but the magnitude of the crisis is stark. The creation of large-scale formal employment for millions is unlikely to happen soon. New ideas are needed — fast. The WAYSE programme — short for Women and Youth in Sustainable Enterprise—is...

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