Start Smart Student Summit, LADYSMITH HERALD
Government bursary holders and students at the University of Zululand learned that 'being broke' and 'breaking the bank' is not the way to go. Poor credit records and being blacklisted even before you start earning, can impact negatively on your career and potential wealth. The Start Smart Student Summit was organised by the KwaZulu-Natal Financial Literacy Association, a public private partnership under the auspices of Finance MEC Belinda Scott. More than 500 government bursary holders and students attended the one-day summit near Empangeni. Student money matters have been a very popular topic in the press recently. Many have highlighted the substantial personal challenge this debt burden poses to a generation of 20-somethings who are over-indebted.