After starting out as a social club, a group of colleagues in and around Pretoria have turned their groceries stokvel into a vehicle to enter the property market.
Founded three years ago, the Goodfellas Brigade Investment Club was established with the aim to "uplift ourselves as young people", says founding member and chairman Thabo Masemola.
"As colleagues working at different parastatals, we decided to start a social club to bring some cohesion among us, to share ideas and develop one another financially. We also have a member in Bloemfontein.
"There were five of us when we started, the number has since doubled to 10 members and we are not taking any more because we want to keep it manageable," says Masemola.