The Financial Planning Society at the Nelson Mandela University hosted a special event themed, “How to make your money work for you”. This event was aimed at giving insight to all the members, including those who may not be studying Financial Planning, on how they can best make use of their money. It also aimed at encouraging everyone on how to budget, which was very valuable to many of the members of the society. Two guest speakers headlined the event:

·         Mr Viwe Mlonzi (Financial Advisor at Liberty)

·         Mr Buntu Bam (Financial Planning Consultant at Alexander Forbes)


Mr Mlonzi shared his views on the importance of saving, and how beneficial it is to all students regardless of how much you start with. He also encouraged all attendees to draw up a budget each month, which will help in tracking their spending and focus less on variable costs. Mr Buntu Bam gave a brief background on Alexander Forbes and expanded on the various investment vehicles available to make your money work for you. They each shared their valuable knowledge on the benefits of investing. Special recognition was given to those who are currently running their own businesses and upskilling themselves in investments.


Huge congratulations to the Financial Planning Society Committee for successfully organising the event and special thanks to the guest speakers as well as to the Financial Planning lecturers, Mr Matchaba-Hove and Ms Goliath, for their unwavering support and guidance to the Society.


ABOVE: Guest Speaker Mr Viwe Mlonzi (right) with Financial Planning Society Secretary Ms Elizabeth Banda (left).

ABOVE: Guest Speaker Mr Buntu Bam of Alexander Forbes

ABOVE: Financial Planning Society Committee Members (from left to right): Choonga Mudenda (HR Officer), Nompinda Kona (Events Organiser), Wilma Chipurupuru (Vice-President), Kamva Mantsule (President), Elizabeth Banda (Secretary), Vuyolwethu Nyati (Ordinary Executive Member), Thatshelwe Dewah (Marketing Relations Officer), Lwando Swana (Treasurer)