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Sustainability is key

With World Water day taking place on 22 March and Earth Hour on 28 March, we have dedicated this month to sustainability.

Each year, World Water Day reminds people about how important water is and encourages them to be more aware of their water usage. According to the Institute of Security Studies, South Africans use 235 litres of water each day compared to the international average of 173 litres. If we continue at this rate, we will push the country into a water crisis.

Stanbic IBTC is Sponsor of Social Media Week Lagos 2015

Stanbic IBTC, a member of Standard Bank Group, is sponsoring Social Media Week (SMW) Lagos for the third consecutive year. This year’s event runs from Monday 23 February to Friday 27 February at the SMW campus based at Landmark Centre, Water Corporation Road, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The year of the sheep

2015’s Chinese New Year is the year of the Sheep, and begins on 19 February.

The Year 2015 is the 4712th Chinese year. The Year of the Sheep is all about contemplating and appreciating what has already been accomplished and to think about bringing goodness to others. This year, take a deep breath and calmly look at what's ahead. A steady path, generosity and keeping the peace are this year's mantra.

You Get What You Give

The Standard Bank Graduate Global Induction 2015 ended on a soul fulfilling note. The Graduate Team joined forces with the Community Advancement Programme (CAP) Committee made up of legacy graduates for a grand finale Community Service Initiative (CSI) day. The CAP committee was founded by Standard Bank graduates with the objective of standing together and making a difference to communities and organisations in need.

Ivory Coast takes the trophy

Ivory Coast took the title of AFCON 2015 champions in a battle against Ghana this past weekend.

Ghana played Ivory Coast in the 2015 Orange Africa Cup of Nations final where Ivory Coast emerged as the winner. Football teams and their fans from various African countries gathered in the city of Bata, Equatorial Guniea to watch the exciting match. Goalkeeper, Boubacar Barry, scored the winning goal for his team with a score line that saw Ivory Coast win 9-8 on penalties after the final ended in 0-0 following extra time.

Iketsetse-Zenzele Season 3, Episode 1

Your favourite radio drama Iketsetse-Zenzele is back! This is what happens in the first episode of season 3.

The stokvel members host a successful fundraiser to boost their savings.

Virus is back! What does this mean for the community?

Something awful happens to Search. Will he survive?

You can listen to and download this episode in 10 of the official languages:


We sell part of our London operations

Standard Bank Group has finalised the sale of a controlling stake in our global markets business outside of Africa to our long-standing strategic partner, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC). This entails us having sold ICBC a 60% stake in Standard Bank Plc, which is a London-based operation.

The name of the joint venture will be changed to reflect its joint ownership after necessary approvals are obtained.

You are an IRONMAN

The first Standard Bank IRONMAN® 70.3 South Africa event that took place on 25 January at Buffalo City in East London, South Africa, was nothing short of spectacular.

Over 3 000 athletes from all over the world were united in an event that would test their grit, determination and the desire to succeed in the face of seemingly overwhelming odds.

We salute each and every athlete that took place in the race: You are an IRONMAN.

Never stop Moving Forward

The first Standard Bank IRONMAN® South Africa race has arrived with IRONMAN® 70.3 South Africa marking the first race of the year. The event will be taking place on 25 January in East London’s Buffalo City.

More than 3,000 athletes will be lining up at Orient Beach and set off on a gruelling course of; 1.9km swim, 90km cycle and 21.1km run along the picturesque coastal landscape of Buffalo City. This enduring race will challenge the athlete’s ability to keep moving forward.

How deep is your football passion?

Africa will soon be filled with the spirit of football with AFCON2015 kicking off on Saturday 17 January.
Standard Bank Group is the official African sponsor for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015 and this football tournament brings together some of the greatest football stars from across the African continent, to compete for the coveted title of champion of Africa.

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