Empowering business women

2018-09-20 06:01
PHOTO: OMEGA MOAGIBusiness women from different parts of the South Coast at the business breakfast on Tuesday.

PHOTO: OMEGA MOAGIBusiness women from different parts of the South Coast at the business breakfast on Tuesday.

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THE Women in Business Forum of the Lower South Coast held a business breakfast at Stages restaurant on Tuesday morning.

The forum invited speakers from Old Mutual and Bekker Investments to address the invited guests about investments and estate planning.

Paul Bekker, from Bekker Investments in Port Edward, held an interactive session with the group where he spoke on estate planning and emphasised the importance of drawing up a will as well as adequately planning for one’s estate after they are deceased. He explained the differences between life covers and their lawful beneficiaries upon death.

Old Mutual’s Business Development manager from Cape Town, Zama Dikana, informed crowds about the company’s investment club and explained the benefits and flexibility of saving in groups and how the phenomenon has grown in popularity across the country.

The breakfast was concluded by a handover of sanitary towels to the Gamalakhe Youth Development Fund.

Phindile Hlophe accepted the donation on behalf of the fund and thanked the members, adding that the donation would go a long way in helping families in the Gamalakhe community.

“I come from Qinabout in Gamalakhe, which is a semi-rural area of the location. There are many households in the area who are underprivileged and also child-headed.

“Often girls from these households are unable to afford sanitary pads and end up missing school due to this,” said Hlophe.

She said the donation would be distributed to local schools as well as to identified households.

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