Tembisa roadshow a resounding success

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The Saturday morning of August 14 was very cold but that did not dampen spirits at the Stokvel Talk roadshow held in Sedibeng Section, Tembisa.
It is also interesting that the show was staged on Nereid Street. In Greek mythology, the Nereids are the sea nymphs who assist sailors fight storms out in deep sea, when the weather is really bad.
The nymphs also warmed our hearts, so far away from the sea, and made sure that the cold day in Sedibeng was a resounding success.
The show was co-hosted by Unique Social Club, which was celebrating 22 years since it was founded, while Nigel-based Manjoh Foods chipped in in a big way by providing their public promotions truck as the anchor for the show.
From the 11am start the show was a hot event thanks to the enthusiasm of livewire MC, Lesego Tau. The audience, made largely of stokvel and burial societies members and ordinary community members who were attracted by the vibe, was warmly welcomed by Tau and really made to feel at home.
Tau also keenly introduced the service providers who were invited to promote their products. The represented companies were as follows:
* OneSpark (onespark.co.za)
* 2UFoods (2ufoods.co.za)
* Crown National (crownnational.co.za)
* Inheritance Mafa (inheritancemafa.co.za)
* Emasimini (emasimini.co.za)
* Manjoh Foods (manjoh.co.za)
* Fair Price (fairprice.co.za)
Greg Smith, co-founder of OneSpark, a new insurance firm launched in 2020, was quick off the mark with exciting R1 million cash back to clients! Smith explained this windfall is achievable through the Millionaire Funeral Plan, when the policy holder keeps up with premiums for 25 years, starting with a lowly R60 a month.
And if a client claims in case of death, payout is R50,000, explained Smith.
He said the inspiration behind OneSpark was after he and his partner saw how the current insurance landscape exploited lowest-earning population.
“The aim was to set up insurance organisation to help clients pay for useful things that they desire in life, such as university education for their children or a dream car,” he said.
Thabo Moloto raised business hopes for many with 2UFoods container spaza shop. He said the franchise deal is worth R300,000 and the container a fully stocked branded container is delivered with till technology, wireless router, security system, trade licence and many more.
Even better for stokvels and other social clubs is that the deal is also available for group investors.
Moloto further sweetened the offer: “We help individuals and groups who are interested to access funding. We’ll be launching soon and more additional benefits are in the offing.”
Pamela Dube of Inheritance Mafa alerted the audience about the importance of writing out wills and keeping them up to date as years go by. Her agency offers services for legal matters such as Letter of Authority, Letter of Executorship and Liquidation among others.
“These are very serious legal matters people need to know about to avoid paying heavy legal fees in future. That’s why Inheritance Mafa offers free legal education to those who are interested,” Dube said.
Crown National representatives introduced their products such as now popular Six Gun Grill and other spices, steakhouse sauce and other sauces, and soup mix suitable for catering at large gatherings.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating, as they say, and the soup cooked at the venue by the Crown chef proved a hit with the audience on that cold day.
The Crown representatives also informed about business opportunities via distribution and direct sales, as well as learnership offers.
Emasimini Financial Services is a Tembisa-based funeral cover service provider, with contracts offering cover up to nine dependents.
Fair Price furniture group also heat up the moment with lay-bye deals of up to 12 months without interest. The company walked the talk by distributing lay-bye cards to everyone sitting under the cover of a white event tent.
Fair Price also gave away spot prizes such as heaters, kettles and ottomans to lucky members of the audience.
Lastly but certainly not least, Manjoh handed guests goodie backs full of their products such as maize meal, beans, samp and split beans to take home at the end of the event. This was after a short break for hot lunch, for the final knockout to the cold weather on the day.
Overall, the Tembisa roadshow was a huge success which left a lasting impression to the locals.