ASISA and its members recognise that the savings and investment industry can thrive sustainably only if the economy of the country is healthy and growing and if South Africa’s citizens are employed and earning and then empowered to save and invest.
Key to ensuring this is addressing unemployment by supporting young people to become work-ready and through enterprise and supplier development. Equally important is enabling economic participation by South Africa’s most vulnerable citizens through consumer financial literacy.
ASISA therefore established three independent entities under the Foster the Future banner to help address these challenges.
Enterprise and supplier development (ESD) is the single most powerful tool to create jobs and address poverty. With the economic output of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa…