Third-year Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting student, Mr Kusa Nkosi is honing his skills as an aspiring Chartered Accountant through his online finance and business publication Curiosity.
‘My interest with financial markets, the investment business and global economic world was initially sparked by introduction to bitcoin by one of my close friends during the first COVID-19 national lockdown in 2020. I then started reading avidly on these topics, trying to understand the solution bitcoin brought at the intersection of the problems faced in these topics,’ he said.
‘As I have the understanding of economics and the technical fundamentals of crypto tech, I felt like our generation was being left behind with the narrative that bitcoin is a scam. I then sought to address that by writing a series of WhatsApp status threads of in-depth explanations of how bitcoin is one of the biggest financial innovations of our generation, if not ever,’ added Nkosi.
Positive feedback from his WhatsApp threads and LinkedIn articles motivated him to share his knowledge with a wider audience. This led to Nkosi establishing the online thought leadership newsletter to share his opinion pieces analysing the complex world of finance, business and the global economy.
‘Curiosity covers concepts that would traditionally give people a hard time to understand. I recently wrote an article on how bond yields (returns) affect the valuation of shares which anchored around why an investor in the stock market should care for bond yields. This article was inspired by what I learnt in class and had to thoroughly read my textbook to properly explain the concept so that it relates to real life. I hope that readers who engage with my content will take away the acumen to accelerate discourse amongst our generation on the topics that affect our lives the most,’ said Nkosi.
With aspirations of growing Curiosity from an online newsletter to other media platforms, Nkosi is also looking forward to graduating with his Accounting degree and cutting his teeth in the corporate and investment banking world.
Read Curiosity here: https://kusankosi.substack.com.
Words: Thandiwe Jumo