stokvels

 
Townships are still a world apart
Townships are still a world apart
Dormitory-style, underserviced, insecure, overcrowded and noisy — this characterises the living conditions in most of South Africa’s...
Stokvels move with the times
Stokvels move with the times
Johannesburg resident Noks Shoko has a little something to help soften the “Janu-worry”. In 2016 she and three friends every month diligently...
Stokvel 'lost millions' to Mrs John Block
Stokvel 'lost millions' to Mrs John Block
The wife of controversial politician John Block ran a "fraudulent" investment scheme that made off with nearly R5-million belonging to...
Simphiwe Dana sings praises of stokvel
Simphiwe Dana sings praises of stokvel
Afro-jazz musician Simphiwe Dana has a novel idea for drawing young professionals into fixing the ailing state school system -- a black education...
Satrix not for the short-term
Satrix not for the short-term
Jabulani asks: I belong to a saving club where we save money on 32-day notice for the whole year and withdraw the money in January...
Jargon buster: Stokvel
Jargon buster: Stokvel
The word "stokvel" has its origins in a practice carried out at rotating cattle auctions or stock fairs in the Eastern Cape in the 19th century --...
SA stokvels brace against bad times
SA stokvels brace against bad times
Fano Ephraim Mtshali hasn't held a steady job since 1998 and claws out a living for himself, his two children and his eight orphaned nieces and...

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