Just returned from an excellent workshop at Rhodes presented by the Heartlines team of Zamabongo Mojalefa and Jeff Cele – supported by Zathi Dlamini and Nosibulelo Xalu.
“Personal Values and Money.”
The key values themes discussed were:
– Honesty in Earning. (Down to nicking the office stationery!)
– Responsibility in Spending.
– Wisdom in Borrowing.
– Self-control in Saving.
– Generosity in Giving. (It’s not what it does for the other person, its what it does for you!)
I joined a group of Rhodes Students. Mostly post-grad from across Southern Africa. As an ice-breaker, we all greeted the group in a language other than our mother tongue. Aside from the obvious we had Chichewa and Chinyanja from Malawi. And sign-language too!
Congratulations to Blessings Chinganga who made all the arrangements for her fellow students.
Some of my favourite quotes from the session.
“Money is a horrible master but a great servant.”
“Money is just paper – it’s what you make of it that counts.” (let’s not get technical about e-money!)
“Someone without self-control is like a home without windows and doors.”
“Instalment amount is just a suggestion. Increase it.”
What are your money values?
Well done to Nedbank and Heartlines. A thoroughly worthwhile workshop.
Looking forward to joining you tomorrow at Mrwetyana School.