Get money wise with our free Financial Literacy Course

With life as we know it being turned upside down since Day 1 of lockdown on 27 March, and COVID-19 continuing its grim toll on lives and livelihoods, the sense of unease, anxiety and uncertainty that’s gripped our country is understandable. It’s okay to feel overwhelmed and stressed. These are unusual times, and its impact is being felt in all aspects of our lives, perhaps more so, financially.

Not everyone’s comfortable talking about money, especially how lockdown has hammered budgets and caused huge financial strain. Yet, having the correct guidance and knowledge can make a huge difference. This is why we are offering a free Financial Literacy Course valued at R2 500 – so more South Africans can be empowered to better manage their finances during the health crisis. In disruptive times like these, it’s important for each of us to share our knowledge and expertise so we can support each other and help see each other through.

Together with the COVID-19 course that we specifically designed for this period, which is also available to everyone at no cost, the Financial Literacy short programme is aimed at making you money-wise without you having to spend a cent. Once you’ve completed the course, you will have a deeper understanding of your finances, and will be better placed to make informed financial decisions during and after this challenging period.

“As a nation we must work together in sharing the spirit of Ubuntu,” says Dr Kershen Pillay, CEO of GIFS. “If we as businesses and individuals can provide solutions that serve the greater good of this country, we will come out on the other side more resilient and ready for any challenge in our shared future.”

Experts describe the current pandemic as having triggered the worst economic crisis in a century. Across SA, businesses and individuals alike are reeling from the repercussions, forcing everyone to take a deep, sobering look at their finances and implement strict control measures. However, informed decisions are based on profound knowledge. Our Financial Literacy Short course plugs in here, giving you a sound understanding of, among other aspects, the following:


  • How to make sense of an income and expenditure statement
  • How to take stock by drawing up an assets and liabilities statement
  • Teaches you to identify financial risk in your life and what to do about them
  • Explains how short-term insurance can reduce your financial risk
  • Helps you make sense of government’s budget and spending categories – and how these impact on your life


As all South Africans work together to #FlattenTheCurve, it’s clear that we also need to pool our intellectual resources so together we can help turn the tide and see better days. Click here to register for our free Financial Literacy Course.



20 July 2020