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Financial Literacy

It’s no secret that South Africans are inherently entrepreneurial. That’s why Metropolitan and FunDza Literacy Trust have partnered to launch a new edition of their free online financial literacy course. Got a great business idea but a little rusty on the finances side? Then this is for you.

How it works

The course is centred around a fictional South African family. The story follows their daily lives as they navigate challenges and opportunities that affect their finances. Through their story and in understanding the challenges of the characters, readers are introduced to a range of vital financial literacy concepts, skills and tools.

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Valuable insights and learning

The course teaches key financial concepts that are essential for entrepreneurs to understand. Think: how to draw up a business budget, tips for negotiating with suppliers and the importance of compiling a solid business plan. Best part? It’s all packaged in an engaging and easy-to-follow format. It also teaches aspiring business owners how to prioritise their business spending.

While the previous courses covered a wide range of financial topics, Claire Klassen, Consumer Financial Education Specialist at Momentum Metropolitan, says that the financial services group intentionally chose to hone in on entrepreneurship in the latest edition. “Through teaching essential business skills, we can encourage the development of entrepreneurs, which is an integral part of our Corporate Social Investment (CSI) mandate.”

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Free for all

The course, which is zero-rated across all South African networks, will run from 18 July to 31 August 2022. And it’s free to all! Those who complete all course modules by the end of August will receive a certificate of completion, while the top 10 participants who score an average of 50% or more are entered into a random draw. Once entered, they stand a chance of winning one of 10 prizes.

Get involved

Register via the site to receive free access to FunDza’s archive, which includes educational books, short stories, essays, poems and more. Visit to register.

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