In this regard the NEF hosted Imbizos across four provinces, namely North West, KwaZulu Natal, Mpumalanga and Gauteng. This campaign enabled the NEF to bring more and more black South Africans, who are defined by law as Africans, Coloured and Indian people, into the economic mainstream by encouraging them to save and invest in the various asset classes which the economy has to offer.
This objective is part of the larger mandate of promoting and facilitating black economic participation. In total, the Imbizos facilitated 76 seminars over two years across nine provinces, with more than 17 000 black participants attending the community imbizos. Participants were educated on how to save and invest, personal financial discipline, shares, dividends, bonds, the property and money markets, among others.