A YFM DJ and Kempton resident’s passion for money and young people has given birth to Youth Money Circle – an event aimed at spreading financial knowledge.
The brainchild of Tshepo ‘Dj @ Large’ Kgapane, the event will not be a regular conference, seminar or workshop but rather an “unconventional dialogue and debate about wealth accumulation, savings and financial literacy through the sharing of information and ideas”, Kgapane explained.
The radio personality and businessman, a former Edleen Primary School pupil, said by creating a platform such as this one, he wanted to change the way young South Africans think and plan for their financial future.
“The aim of the event is to better equip the youth to be able to bolster and foster their financial literacy in an engaging manner with individuals who have first-hand experience of the benefits of active participation in the savings and investments arenas,” he said.
“Their stories, experiences and opinions will become the basis of youth financial emancipation in South Africa.”
Young professionals, graduates, entrepreneurs, influencers and dreamers will have the opportunity to be in conversation with big industry names such as radio personality and businessman Tbo Touch, Charles Savage (CEO of EasyEquities holding company Purple Group), Lungile Msibi (Emperor Asset Management brand manager) and Simon Brown (market commentator, educator, trader and investor).
Kgapane will be the host and will drive the dialogue by asking each speaker a set of 15 to 20 questions around a certain financial topic that the speaker is knowledgeable in.
During this question-and-answer session the youth will be able to interject and ask additional questions in relation to the conversation, thus sparking the dialogue.
Topics will range from the importance of investing in your craft and self, Investing 101, Easy Equities and Understanding Pyramid Schemes in South Africa.
The Youth Money Circle is free but limited-attendance event to be held at St Stithians College in Sandton on August 20. The seats are limited to only 50 young people aged between 16 and 30.
The event will run from 9am until 1.30pm.
The event is powered by Purple Group and The Truth About Money (1Life insurance initiative). The Stokfella App, JSE Challenge and The Society Investments will also be supporting the event.
Those looking to attend need to email their names, surname, age and contact details to email@example.com.
For more information contact Kgapane on 084-457-9220 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.