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Empowering our communities to become financially independent.

As Wealthsmiths™, we believe in enabling people to live their best possible lives, which entails being financially secure and independent. That’s why we're committed to educating South Africans and empowering them to make informed financial decisions. Through financial literacy and education projects we can ensure a better future for all.

Our Project Qaphela & Wage Wise programme empowers workers, specifically those in the mining, energy and construction sectors, as well as their communities.

What do we do

We aim to reduce financial vulnerability by
equipping South Africans with the knowledge
and skills to make smart choices.

Why do we do it

To educate and enable South Africans to
live there best lives, being financially
secure and independent.

Who benefits?

The learners, their communities and
our economy.

Reducing financial vulnerability one project at a time.

All our partnerships speak to the 2013 mission set out by the National Treasury Department – “All South Africans, particularly those that are vulnerable and marginalised, are empowered to participate knowledgably and confidently in the financial marketplace and to manage their financial affairs, deal with their day-to-day financial decisions and make good choices about allocating their incomes.”

The outcomes of attending the financial literacy programme includes:

Analysing spending patterns, Controlling finances and budgeting, The importance of saving, Preparing for the future, Understanding debt.

Results*

43,000

total number of beneficiaries

Our other financial education projects include:

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Sanlam Campus Financial Education Programme

This programme, which was launched in 2013 and has reached 5,935 beneficiaries, addresses university students and is aimed at helping them understand the connection between money and emotions.

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Sanlam Investments Trustee Training Programme

Total number of trustees reached through the programme is 7307 from 2015 to 2017. The programme benefits communities, work sites and our economy.