The Investec GIBS Savings Index was launched recently to measure SA's state of savings against international counterparts, providing the real facts about savings.

The structural decline of SA's national savings rate over the last two decades has been no secret however, the importance of savings to fuel investment for sustained economic growth is less understood.

This is the impetus for the partnership of Investec and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) to develop the index as an aspirational national savings benchmark to support SA’s economic growth objectives.

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