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Most South Africans are aware of stokvels. Members are often women who contribute a small amount of money each month. If it is a monthly setup, the accumulated amount is given by the club to one or other member in turn. If it is an annual setup, then it is more of a savings scheme whereby members at the end of the year, receive a lump sum in accordance to the total amount they paid in over the year in small amounts.
Among poorer South Africans it is often the primary means of saving and the 11 million people who are members own assets worth R44b per year. An estimated 61% of black South African households participate in the schemes. (https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/business/money/2018-07-12-more-people-are-saving-in-stokvels-but-amounts-saved-are-down/)
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