A cultural melting pot makes the finest formula for success

Some believe it is a whimsical idea to talk about the ‘Rainbow nation.’ Certainly, in every society, there are issues around cultural diversity and history shows that we will always be learning and growing to try to achieve this in the true sense of the word.
One cannot deny however that in this great country we are certainly making the effort and out Heritage day celebrations every 24th of September, bear testament to that. It is a day that we celebrate the diversity of our cultures and why should we not?
Is it not exactly this diversity that makes us a country with such a powerful melting pot of strengths, ideas and creative input that we ultimately produce the finest formula for success?

Each culture is an irreplaceable cog in a wheel that simply can’t turn without our diverse range of skills and attributes. We are all a significant part of a magnificent whole and that is what makes up this great rainbow nation.

An interesting history

The 24th of Sept has changed over the decades. It was originally Shaka’s Day’, a day which commemorated the legendary King Shaka Zulu. For various political reasons, it was eventually decided to name this date ‘Heritage day’ – a day all our cultures and creeds could come together and celebrate our diverse cultural heritage.
In 1996, in an address to mark the day the State President Nelson Mandela said, “When our first democratically-elected government decided to make Heritage Day one of our national days, we did so because we knew that our rich and varied cultural heritage has a profound power to help build our new nation.”
It was this ‘power of all people to build a new nation’ that got us to thinking of the great strength that can be found in versatility and diversity.

An interesting comparison

As financiers at heart, we cannot help but liken this great melting pot of cultures and the strength derived from our diversity and skills with a well-balanced wealth portfolio. A successful country consists of three essential elements – its people, a constitution to protect its people and building its wealth to sustain it and its future.

The people

We see the people likened to you and your family. You need to invest in your family and their future. Life insurance, Educational planning and Estate planning are all factors that show your family you care for them and give you the peace of mind of knowing your people will be looked after when you are gone.

The constitution

This is the protection portion of your profile. After the huge knock that many took from the pandemic, we have learned that income protection and disability insurance can guard your income – and standard short term insurances like household and medical aid protect you and your people from the unexpected.

The wealth builders

Future planning for retirement and making investments to build your wealth is essential for you to have a balanced wealth portfolio that will see you still eating steak in your golden years. Just like every country needs to invest in the future to build its wealth and assets – so should you.

Astute financial advice – The crucial ingredient

Wealth creation and preservation are a skill like any other profession and it takes years of experience and expertise to understand the intricacies of the financial world. Our Financial Advisors are amply qualified to offer the best solutions for your unique requirements.
For 25 years Hereford Group has been different because we understand that you are different. Let us take our differences and combine them to make the finest formula for success – a balanced comprehensive wealth plan that ensures there will always be a pot of gold at the end of your rainbow! Stay positive – and stay safe!


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