About Absa's #WaysToSave Webinar Series

July is savings month in South Africa. This year, the focus is firmly on #WaysToSave while adapting our financial plans as we face the challenges that 2020 brings. The South African Savings Institute (SASI), in association with Absa, will focus on a financial education initiative throughout July, bringing together financial experts to provide tangible insights into savings in the #WaysToSave Webinar Series.

The pandemic has pivoted many into digital communications, and SASI is no exception. SASI’s acting CEO, Gerald Mwandiambira, says, “We’re focused on building a savings culture in South Africa and we’re excited to be able to reach large audiences through this free webinar series as we share knowledge from South Africa’s leading personal finance experts to help people make smarter money choices. The environment is very challenging at the moment, and we’re addressing relevant and topical issues, including rebuilding your finances post COVID-19, bouncing back from retrenchment, and saving through stokvels. We invite people to come on this journey with us and tackle money challenges, head-on.

The #WaysToSave website includes a full online learning platform which that will launch as the webinars progress throughout July, including quiz challenge formats. Those who register and complete the challenges could win R10 000 in an Absa Tax Free Savings Account. There will also be cash prizes up for grabs during the webinars and a total of R20 000 will be given away, with several awards of R1 000 in each webinar, set to boost the savings of those who participate.

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Hosted by SASI’s acting CEO and personal finance author, Gerald Mwandiambira, and the SASI Chairperson, Prem Govender, the webinars kicked off on 8 July at 19:00, with the launch webinar featuring award-winning personal finance journalist and author, Maya Fisher-French; financial journalist, speaker and entrepreneur, Arabile Gumede; senior macro economist at Absa, Kgotso Radira; medical practitioner, broadcaster and social activist, Dr Sindi van Zyl; and the Head of Wellness at Absa, Dr Lesego Rametsi.

The SASI Chairperson, Prem Govender, says, “As we deal with the impact of COVID-19, we need to be well equipped to make decisions such as taking payment holidays or accessing savings. Now more than ever, we need to focus closely on our finances and get expert advice.

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When Is The Next Webinar? 

Ultimate Savings Hacks – The Tools We Should All Use

Financial journalist, speaker and entrepreneur, Arabile Gumede, and Gerald Mwandiambira, SASI’s acting CEO and author of My Money, have useful tips and insights into the savings tools that we can all implement – today.

What you’ll learn:

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Know Your Money, Grow Your Money – Business & Personal Runways

We tell ourselves a lot of stories about money. We think that money only affects those who have money. We think that there's a single right answer to our financial situation. We think that there's a difference between managing our own finances and that of a small business. In this webinar by the CEO of Just One Lap, Kristia van Heerden, we dispel these myths and show you how to do it all yourself.

What you’ll learn:

Your Financial Health & Wellbeing

Our financial situation is one of the key drivers of our happiness and wellbeing. Now is the time to ensure that you are securing your financial future.

What you’ll learn:

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Watch the full series of webinars, register on www.waystosave.co.za to complete the savings challenges, and you could win R10 000 in an Absa Tax Free Savings Account.

For More Information

For more information about the #WaysToSave Webinar Series, visit www.waystosave.co.za

Don't forget to follow the series on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

What Is It?

The Fertility Show Africa is a must-visit for moms and dads to be and those who are seeking advice on falling pregnant. This is your opportunity to engage with a number of fertility specialists, all under one roof. So come and get expert advice, as well as support from fertility clinics, adoption and surrogacy specialists, advice groups, donor agencies, complementary and alternative therapies, supplements, diet, nutritional and lifestyle advisers.

When Is It?

Friday, 06 March 2020 - Saturday, 07 March 2020.

Where Is It?

Gallagher Convention Centre, 19 Richards Drive, Midrand, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R85 - R350 per person on Webtickets.

For more information 

Visit the Fertility Show Africa's website for more information or keep an eye for updates on their social media pages:

Facebook - www.facebook.com/FertilityShowAfrica

Twitter - twitter.com/fertility_show

Instagram - www.instagram.com/fertilityshowafrica

Builders Warehouse

What is the first place that comes to mind when you think DIY, home renovations, and hardware supplies? Well, for us, one of the names that pops up is Builders Warehouse. Builders offers everything you need for those home projects you have in mind from inspiration, paint and tools to building materials, gardening tools and much more. They also offer click and collect (shopping online and pick up your supplies at the store), credit solutions if you're on a tight budget, tool hire, gas and can even find a contractor for you if you need help bringing your DIY dreams to reality. And in case you missed it, Builders Warehouse Boksburg has just undergone a massive makeover! Visit their new store to experience the new way to DIY.

Details: www.builders.co.za | 0860 284 533 | [email protected] | Stores nationwide.


For all your buildware and hardware needs, why not stop by your nearest Buco? They cover all bases when it comes to building, renovating or DIY - commercial, industrial, home projects, plumbing, electrical, tools and more. Pay them a visit and browse through their various departments offering everything from decor, outdoor, paint and trusses to hardware, plumbing, electrical and tools. Check out their site if you're looking for tips and tricks of the trade, want to enjoy some DIY specials, or simply need some inspiration for your next home project or renovation.

Details: www.buco.co.za | 0861 1 SHARE (74273) | [email protected] | Stores nationwide.

DIY Supplies and Materials

Leroy Merlin

Leroy Merlin is a DIY enthusiast's hardware paradise! Not only do they offer all the materials, tools and inspiration you need to get building and planning, but the also offer a space that'll have you enjoy every moment of the process. Hone your DIY skills with one of their workshops, ranging from making floating shelves and your own mosaic chessboard to wooden pet beds and African print pillows to decorate! It's definitely a fun hands-on experience. They also make building and renovating a breeze by helping you find the perfect contractor for you and your needs, including carpenters, tilers, electricians, builders, handymen and plumbers.

Details: leroymerlin.co.za | 010 493 8000 | [email protected] | Corner Blackrock Street and Stoneridge Drive, Edenvale, Johannesburg.


Timbercity is definitely one of the big guys when it comes to getting your building and hardware supplies! They have been around for more than 40 years providing builders, crafters and project seekers superior products and great service. Need a little guidance in your DIY endeavours? They're more than happy to assist with free tips, tricks and advice to help bring your vision to life. They supply everything from worktops, doors and windows, home and outdoor to tools, timber and mouldings, hardware, insta-cupboards and much more.

Details: timbercity.co.za | 021 927 5000 | [email protected] | Stores nationwide.

DIY Supplies and Materials


In need of some advise and materials from one of South Africa’s leading experts in Do-It-Yourself and hardware? Then be sure to head to your nearest Mica Hardware. With over 140 stores nationwide, Mica is the place to be if you're in search of specialised guidance in all things hardware, power tools, paint, garden, pool care, building supplies, bathroom, outdoors and much more. Keep an eye on their website and Facebook, as they often offer amazing deals on materials, tools and supplies.

Details: www.mica.co.za | 086 112 2114 | [email protected] | Stores nationwide.

DIY Depot

Home improvements can be a fun yet oh-so tedious journey. And if you're looking for great advice, supplies and materials, hardware and tools and everything you need to get started, then head to DIY Depot. They have over 80 stores open nationwide that offer all the bells and whistles for your DIY projects including hardware, paint and paint accessories, paint tinting, key cutting, building material, power tools, plumbing, electrical, pool, TV, garden equipment, security and much more.

Details: www.diydepot.co.za | 011 479 3300 | Stores nationwide.


Makro supplies everything you need on a daily basis, from groceries, books and home appliances, to gaming goodies to help us unwind after a long and productive week. So, naturally, they'll also offer hardware, tools, appliances, paint, workshop machinery and much more for those who get a thrill out of DIY projects but need all the tools and materials to get started.

Details: www.makro.co.za | 0860 600 999 | Warehouses nationwide.

What Is It?

Gather your girlfriends and make you way to the Wanderers Club for a weekend of fitness, fun and plenty of fantastic excitement! Two days, three stages, 50 speakers, 28 brands, all at one place - Women's Health Live! Expect a whole weekend of wellness and inspiration with an amazing line-up of celebrities, cover-stars, influencers and the Women's Health experts who'll be sharing their incredible stories, expertise, advice and star power. And to add to the entertainment, don't forget to check out the incredible beauty pop-ups, food trucks, drinks, shopping, movement classes and much more.

When Is It?

Saturday, 10 November 2018 - Sunday, 11 November 2018 from 10:00 - 17:30 daily.

Where Is It?

The Wanderers Club, 01 North Street, Illovo, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R175 - R250 per person (excluding booking fee) and can be bought at Quicket.

Tickets include:

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit www.womenshealthsa.co.za.

Also, follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

What Is It?

Are you an expecting parent? Or how about a newcomer to the world of parenting? Then the Clicks Baby Bootcamp is just the workshop for you! Here, you can expect delicious breakfast treats, the best advice and guidance from baby experts who will be talking about pregnancy and babies, how to keep your family healthy offering parenting tips as well as all things health for you and your little family. Ticket holders will receive a FREE goodie bag! This is also a great opportunity to mingle and talk to fellow moms and dads.

When Is It?

Saturday, 23 June 2018 from 09:00 - 13:00.

Where Is It?

Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika, Maude Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R95* per person and can be bought at Webtickets.

*One free child under 12 enters FREE with a ticket holding parent.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit BabyClub by Clicks on Facebook.