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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.

Your basic guide to budgeting

Your first step towards achieving your financial goals is to set a plan. Planning in financial terms is expressed through a budget - this is a detailed plan of your income and all your expenses. It is an important tool that will show you, your spending habits and let you know what your financial status.

There are some key steps to consider when drawing up your budget:

Step 1: Prioritise:
When drawing up your budget, make sure your top priorities are listed first which should include food and shelter, water, electricity and transport as well as savings.

The 5-step Guide To Achieving Your New Year Resolutions

Welcome to 2015 - it is a New Year and as usual, you may have made some resolutions. A New Year resolution is a tradition in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement in any area of their life starting from the first day of the year. Popular New Year resolutions include: improve finances, exercise more, eat healthy, make new friends, start a business etc.

Now, old habits truly die hard but with some discipline and heavy doses of willpower, you can achieve your resolutions in 2015 with these 5 guides:

1. Write them down

‘Tis the season to be jolly, not broke

The holiday season can leave one feeling anxious in regards to finances; the pressure to give your family a great holiday often outweighs the well laid out plans that you had in mind. There are gifts to buy, holidays to consider, excursions to be had and a host of other unplanned things that come up, all of which need money. But fret not, you can still give your family a great holiday without breaking the bank. Here are a few ways you can still give your family a memorable holiday.


Festive friendship between Isle of Man and Uganda schoolchildren

Joe Smith of Standard Bank Isle of Man recently visited Mifumi Primary School in Uganda with a donation of 87 boxes of clothing, shoes and books collected from colleagues and the community. He also brought with him a special learning opportunity.

Edutainers further help foster learning

Maya Angelou, author and poet, said: “Any book that helps a child form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continued needs, is good for him”.

With this in mind, Standard Bank Group donated “edutainers” to five schools in different parts of South Africa. This week we visited Masifunde Day Care Centre in Diphini Location in Mooiplaas, Eastern Cape provine, to hand over one of the edutainers

Country partnerships is the key to powering Africa

Energy development has not kept pace with the rising demand for power in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.

Reliable electricity supply is one of the biggest challenges faced in the SADC region, impacting GDP growth. What we see is that some countries have power surpluses while others have deficits, but sharing surpluses has not been possible due to lack of interconnector capacity among southern African countries.

Your festive season guide to online safety

Most of us know that we need to protect our details when it comes to online shopping and electronic banking. We also know that criminal activity increases over the festive period when we’re all rushing to get things done and may overlook certain red flags.

World Aids Day 2014 #CloseTheGap

In 2013 there were 35-million people living with HIV. Ending HIV transmission and the Aids pandemic by 2030 is possible but only by closing the gap between people who have access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services and people who are being left behind.

“Close the Gap” is the theme of World Aids Day this year. But what does it mean?

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