Stokvels

The age-old stokvel moves into the digital era

Can the stokvel, the home-grown savings institution tried and tested over the ages, go digital? At least two...

Outrage greets VBS bank report

Many of those named in the report are taking legal action or protesting their innocence, but its author is standing his ground

VBS: Widows and orphans may lose out

A liquidation application offers insight into the ‘epic’ fraud that fleeced the bank

Stokvels reel from VBS bank’s collapse

'We thought the bank was a safe place to keep our money but now we have been thrown in a dilemma'

Townships are still a world apart

Bids to unleash their economic potential have failed largely because the motives, networks and practices of the informal economy are ignored.

Stokvels move with the times

Social capital is one of the driving factors behind the success of these groups

Stokvel ‘lost millions’ to Mrs John Block

More than 1 700 people invested their savings in a scheme they now believe was fraudulent, writes Sarah Evans.

Satrix not for the short-term

Where to put <em>stokvel</em> savings.

Jargon buster: Stokvel

With about 800 000 active stokvels in South Africa, it appears informal savings clubs are thriving.

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Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

SA’s quarantine plan for coronavirus

A small Free State dorp and 14 days of isolation — this is the plan for citizens returning from China, to prevent a potential outbreak of the disease

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it