Teach Children to Save South Africa
I had the honour and pleasure of working on the Teach Children to Save South Africa Campaign as their endorsing voice for 2013.
Here’s a copy of an interview that I did with them, about the project.
Tell us a little about your childhood, have you always wanted to be on radio?
– Getting onto radio was purely divine intervention by the universe and the powers that be. The grand plan was to become an economist. The best laid plans huh?
I’m from KwaMadlala, a rural area in the small town of Port Shepstone, on the KZN South Coast. I had an average childhood, spent with my uncles teaching me all the ‘guy’ things and my grandmother MaSangweni and my mother teaching me all the ‘girl’ things.
Besides being on radio, you do a number of things, tell us a bit about that.
– I’m the Vice Chairperson of the Business Women’s Association, Durban Chapter.
– I work with some schools in the greater Durban area in efforts to enhance the quality of education in those schools.
– I run a communications agency called WordArt Communications
– I co-own a TV production company with my business partner Terri Pillemer
What made you agree to be TCTS SA’s endorsing voice?
– I spent most of my childhood with my grandmother who was very good with money. Apart from a few mistakes in my very early working days, I learnt most aspects of handling money from her. Not all children have someone to learn ‘money lessons’ from and it’s great to be part of a project that does just that for children
What have you enjoyed the most about it?
– Being part of an initiative that is changing an entire generation’s attitude towards money.
How good were you as a child with your finances?
– I liked sweets too much. So when my mother tried to help me start a sweet ‘business’ selling sweets on the school bus, I ate my own stock! All of it
Thank you for the interview. Without revealing much, what can we expect from you in the near future?
– Whatever the universe and the powers that be deem me worthy to receive.