Cassper Nyovest, Pearl Thusi (Photo: Supplied)
Cape Town - We've all noticed a difference in rapper Cassper Nyovest and TV personality, Pearl Thusi’s social media pages during July, as these two normally conspicuous spenders showed another side of themselves - A side focused on saving.
In collab with the Sanlam Group for National Savings Month (July), their mutual goal is to set SA on the road to their best possible lives. A future low on debilitating debt and high on savings (even if it is getting the last drop out of your tomato sauce bottle or squeezing your toothpaste tube for its last drop).
Apparently Cassper needed no convincing to collaborate with the Sanlam Group. At his core, he is a man who believes that hard work and 'doing it for yourself' is the way to go. He owns some pretty flashy items now, but he worked for them. "Don't be silly, trying to look rich if you aren't. Be real. Be honest about your situation. If you are in debt, cut back on your lifestyle and get out of debt. It's not just about now, and it's not about what anyone else thinks of you. Make your life happen for yourself,"Nyovest said.
Pearl Thusi remains a humble girl who has had her fair share of hard knocks and who believes strongly in setting up an amazing future for herself and her family. A lot of the 'celebrity lifestyle' she normally reflects to the public is for show. She is successful, but first and foremost she is a mother who is doing everything she does for her daughter, Thando.
Why did Cassper and Pearl do this though? Their mutual goal was clear: to raise the street cred associated with #ConspicuousSaving and to get us to think before we spend.