Everybody needs a friend like Anelisa Tuswa because she has the answers to life’s most burning question: What should you do with your money? Unfortunately, we can’t all be her friend, but thankfully her vast expertise and knowledge is available to all through the various platforms she works on. Tuswa is currently a business journalist at eTV and has been contributing on air at Metro FM and Radio2000, unpacking the biggest business news — something of a pleasant surprise to her, as she grew up a big fan of the stations.
Since completing her undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications at the University of Witwatersrand, Tuswa has focused on the process and not the end goal. She was named the most valuable and resourceful alumni by the Wits Xhosa Cultural Union of Students in 2015; she has mentored a number of students — and for good reason.
“If my career has no impact on my community, then I would progress alone. I do not want that, I want everybody to win with me”, she says.
When it comes to mentorship, Tuswa emphasises the value of living a goal-driven lifestyle, being adaptable to change and remembering your journey: it’s what makes you who you are in the future.
Tuswa’s biggest drive is her passion for financial education. As a broadcaster, a business journalist and a financial-wellness activist, she recognises the immense responsibility she has, hoping that her experience can allow her to educate and inform South Africans. “I see a country where the middle and lower class can better understand money-related topics,” she says.