TVET Students' programme


The Saver Waya Waya programme for TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) college students was implemented in the first half of 2016 in four TVET colleges in Gauteng and the North West Province, reaching 1 200 young adults. The programme was designed to empower and help students make the right financial choices when they enter the world of work.

An external service provider conducted monitoring and evaluation. View the summative report here.

Awards events


Brits College

Hammanskraal College

Mankwe College

Rustenburg College



Funded and supported by the Absa Africa Group Limited, SWW-TVET 2018 targeted students in their final year of study at four Sedibeng TVET College campuses in Gauteng, and one in Brits in the North West province. The programme reached 1 450 students.


The approach was to focus on repeat messaging and interaction, leveraging the student’s campus presence by holding on-campus weekly sessions over a seven-week period, and employing a learning-by-doing strategy using industrial drama, Facebook, SMSes and WhatsApp.

The financial literacy and soft skills key messages included budgeting; financial planning; saving and interest earned; debt and interest charged. Soft skills included drafting a CV, understanding a payslip and preparing for an interview.

The programme concluded with an awards event at each campus to showcase the creative theatre dramas of each campus.

Awards events


Vanderbijlpark campus of the Sedibeng TVET College

Vereeniging campus of the Sedibeng TVET College

Excel@Uni programme

This programme was implemented in partnership with Excel@Uni, a student support and bursary management company, in 2017.

It comprised two six-hour financial education workshops in both Cape Town and Johannesburg for Excel@Uni bursary recipients from the universities of Cape Town, Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and Pretoria.

The purpose of the programme was to improve participants’ knowledge of financial topics and “real life” financial scenarios, so that they would be better prepared to manage their finances as they leave university and enter the workplace.

View the summative monitoring and evaluation report here.