York TimbersThe Business fo Sho! training done by one of our phenomenal trainers Nomsa Malinga took place up in Sabie, Mpumalanga on the 18-20 September.

A total of 20 hawkers received training in Financial Literacy and Business Literacy; York Timbers invested in three community upliftment projects worth a total of R600 000 and this being one of them.

York Timbers could not have chosen a better company to be part of this wonderful project, uplifting people who never thought they would receive such great training. The training equipped them with the knowledge of running their own businesses… and we are so proud!

This is so uplifting and so worth reading about right here.

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This post was written by Clayton on October 15, 2013

Only about 6% of working South Africans can afford to retire comfortably!

It’s tough to save every month, but retirement will be a much tougher situation if you don’t.  Every little bit helps; if you start saving R100 per month at the age of 20 you will receive the same amount as a 30-year-old who saves R1000 per month and a 40-year-old who saves R1500 per month.  While a 50-year-old will have to save R4000 a month to receive that same amount at retirement.

This means that the earlier you start – the easier it will be.

Our new article published in the Star Workplace provides you with some tips for retirement that you might not have thought of yet.

Check out the article here.

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This post was written by Clayton on March 28, 2013

Yesterday Ashraf Garda from radio station SAFM chats with our C.E.O. Jules Newton about Footprint and financial literacy training.

It’s an awesome interview.

Have a listen here.

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This post was written by Clayton on January 17, 2013

Hi Readers,

Check out Janine’s new article published in the Star Workplace today.

Janine is one of our project managers for Footprint, The Star Workplace interviewed her about the aspects of her job, what it entails and how to inspire people in a responsible way.

You can read the PDF article here, let us know what you think by leaving a comment.

Until next time :)

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This post was written by Clayton on July 4, 2012

What are the literacy levels in South Africa and how do they affect the economy? For that matter, what literacy am I talking about? Reading & Writing? Mathematical? No, I’m talking about Financial Literacy.

South Africa has been producing alarmingly low literacy and numeracy skills levels out of its education system… but not for long.

Check out Jules’ latest article featured in the Star Workplace to find out more.

Read the PDF article here.

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This post was written by Clayton on February 14, 2012

Nomsa trains the Excellence Ambassadors

In the words of TP Mokoena, Nomsa is quickly becoming our resident celebrity. This article was published on the DCS government Intranet after a group of excellence ambassadors, who are the winners of the 2007 to 2010 awards, attended the EX AMB training on financial management at the East London Management Area in January.

Feedback from the excellence ambassadors was very positive. The participants were empowered and committed themselves to roll out the training to their colleagues. Check out the article here.

Well done Nomsa and well done team, you make us proud!

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This post was written by Clayton on February 14, 2012

Doing well by doing good has been Jules’ philosphy during this time of worldwide economic turmoil.

Jules knew she had to reduce the costs of training, so instead of hiring highly-trained, experienced trainers, she took unskilled trainers and taught them how to train the content to their own communities.

This is just one of the insights within Jules’ new article that was published in this months’ Entrepreneur magazine.

Check it out here.

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This post was written by Clayton on November 28, 2011

I am so proud to announce our newest update for the total number of learners trained to date is……

51,365

That’s such an incredible achievement, that means 51,365 South Africans have a greater understanding of how to manage their finances better and 51,365 South Africans are more empowered because of us and our wonderful clients that we work with.

Hip Hip Hooray!!!

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This post was written by Clayton on September 5, 2011

Access to Bottom of the Pyramid markets. Everyone wants it! Over the past few years it’s been dawning on marketers that there are a lot of people living at the ‘Bottom of the Pyramid’.

Our company has been delivering community-based financial literacy education workshops for a few years now. We help unemployed and unskilled people in communities set up their own training companies, and then provide them with the training, content, mentoring and business-in-a-box tools to be able to deliver the workshops locally.

Jules’ new article, about this, is featured in the latest Practical Marketing Magazine.

Check it out here.

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This post was written by Clayton on September 1, 2011

“You teach a woman, you teach a village”

Footprint Trainers are making waves. Here is a clipping of a recently published article about a young and talented woman, Dimakatso Mbewo who is making an impact on the community she lives in, through Financial Literacy Workshops.

We are so proud of you and what you have accomplished.

Read the full article here.

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This post was written by Clayton on August 1, 2011