Women who own property, or have parents who own property, are at an advantage compared to their peers, says Gugu Sithole-Ngobese, founder of Women in Planning SA. This means more women need to be talking about wealth accumulation and property investment and acquisition.
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“Our circles need to be up-front and direct about what we experience. Many of us do not want to expose the hardships we face in settings dominated by men, but to face these struggles and then talk about them in a frank and open way means we get to share solutions with other women who are experiencing similar challenges.”
Such challenges, many of which stem from the legacies of apartheid, still plague many women, she says. But one of the ways to get over this hurdle – not counting the hurdles that come with raising enough funds, establishing a stable credit score and investing wisely – is for women to find advisers and agents that they trust.
“Finding an agent whom you know can work for you and guide you along the way is essential,” says Sithole-Ngobese.