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14/08/2017

Nelson Mandela University innovator, Laduma Ngxokolo, was recently featured in Destiny magazine for his latest innovation, Mna Nam.

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The average coffee costs R22. If you buy one every morning, that’s R660 a month. The average sandwich or wrap costs R35 (conservative estimate); if you treat yourself to lunch every day, that’s R1 050 a month. Think twice before you spend, and turn a transaction into a savings occasion instead. With Mna Nam, you’ll find saving has never been easier

In the August issue of DESTINY magazine, you’ll find an exquisite limited-edition accessory which marries fashion with function. Mna Nam marks acclaimed designer Laduma Ngxokolo’s first foray into functional accessory design. Conceptualised collaboratively with Sanlam for National Savings Month, the wrist-worn accessory ramps up wearable tech by taking it to the financial sphere.

Fashion require you to spend, but the Mna Nam is a medium with which to save. A seamless QR code in the band is linked to a Savings Wallet on the wearer’s mobile phone. This gives wearers a bold gold visual reminder to incorporate positive financial behaviour into everyday life by keeping savings occasions top of mind.

A savings occasion is any moment when you make a conscious decision to save. It’s when you cut down on hair appointments and save the money you would have spent, or forego a morning coffee and pop the amount straight into Mna Nam. Set yourself a challenge to see how much you can save within a month – the result might surprise you and hopefully inspire you to continue making savings occasions a day-to-day habit.

Start by setting yourself goals to save towards. These can be anything from a dream holiday in Italy or local get-away to a signed print by a favourite artist, children’s school supplies, a quality new coat for winter or a pair of designer shoes.

Mna Nam makes it as easy to scan and save as it is to swipe and spend. The beautiful accessory elegantly complements any outfit, making it the season’s hottest item you won’t want to leave the house without.

Visit www.mnanam.com to find out more.

Contact information
Ms Elzaan le Roux
Public Relations & Marketing Administrator
Tel: +27 (0)41 504 4903
Elzaan.LeRoux@mandela.ac.za