South Africa, 04 July 2022: Miss South Africa 2021 Lalela Mswane – the KwaZulu-Natal-born model and philanthropist – will be in the spotlight on Sunday, 10 July when she tests her money knowledge on the premier of the financial education TV quiz show, the Sanlam Moola-Money Family Game Show. She’ll face off against legendary cricketer Vernon Philander in a special celebrity episode and be paired with UCT Online High School student, Zoe Petersen.
Airing on SABC2 at 19.30 on 10 July, viewers can expect fireworks as these two super-competitive South African stars battle it out for bragging rights and R50 000 for their chosen charity.
Lalela Mswane to show off her financial smarts
For Lalela, improving the financial education levels of South Africans is a priority. She is on a mission to be a fierce world warrior improving the lives of others and is passionate about sharing her knowledge– including her journey to financial confidence.
Here are four key insights from Miss SA on her financial journey and philosophy:
The 25-year-old says she learned some valuable money life lessons the hard way. Now, her philosophy is to be circumspect, “Don’t spend money you don’t have. I’m a firm believer in that.”
Lessons from her dad:
The self-described ‘budget queen’ says that she learned most of her financial knowledge from her parents, especially her father who was an economist. “He really taught us the value of money. I wasn’t just given money loosely. If I wanted something, I saved for it. There are a lot of lessons that were imparted.”
Save, save, save:
The biggest lesson Lalela learned from her family was the vital importance of saving. She says that’s the one thing she’d like to impart to other young people. “My mom always told my siblings and me to save – no matter how little you may be making. I think sometimes we’re trapped into thinking ‘I earn so little anyway, there’s no need for me to save’. But you need to save the little you have whenever you can – you just find a way to make it possible.”
Disruptive financial education:
She’s excited to be on Moola Money because of the platform it creates for fun, disruptive financial education. For Lalela, informed money management means empowerment. And empowerment is what this go-getter is all about. Lalela is tenacious and driven. She’s a dancer with a law degree, on a mission to change the world – and, more specifically, the plight of young people in South Africa. Her Lalela Mswane Foundation aims to empower parentless youths through mentorship and skills training.
So, Vernon Philander had better watch out. He may be known for his fighting spirit and fast-medium bowling style, but Lalela is a tough competitor as well, as she’s proved in countless competitions. Both stars will be playing alongside students who are recipients of a Sanlam UCT Online High School Scholarship – an initiative aimed at helping academically talented young South Africans reach their full potential. Philander’s partner will be Tahirah Naicker.
Zoe Petersen and Miss SA face-off against Tahirah Naicker and Vernon Philander.
The first season of the Sanlam Moola-Money Family Game Show resonated well with South Africans, and season two promises to follow this with even sweeter – sometimes ‘spicy’ – family interactions, brilliant host banter from Tyson Ngubeni and Nicolette Mashile, and confidence rules to live by from helpful Sanlam financial advisers.
Sydney Mbhele, Chief Executive: Brand at Sanlam says the best way to educate South Africans is to make sure they have fun during the learning process. “Our goal is to present relative, important information in a quiz format, where viewers are entertained and empowered at the same time. As a group, our goal is to help South Africans live with financial confidence. The fact that the winning celebrity will donate their winnings to a charity is an additional cherry on the top!”
The show airs on SABC 2 on 10 July 2022 at 19.30 with repeats the following Sunday at 14.00. To find out more, visit www.moolamoney.co.za.