Share The Inspiration

“Education is the most powerful weapon with which you can change the world” - Nelson Mandela.

These incredible words from a truly inspiring man set the foundation for us to #ShareTheInspiration. We want you to share any inspirational messages aimed at motivating young children to aim for their dreams, no matter how big they might seem. In return, we'll do our bit to try make it a little easier for them to do so.

Buffett makes rhino history

Today we were witness to the single biggest donation to rhino conservation in SANParks’ history. The generous donator has finally been revealed at a media function at our 30 Baker Street offices in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Mr Howard Buffett, the international philanthropist and son of world renowned investment guru, Warren Buffett today donated R255-million to SANParks (South African National Parks), to combat rhino poaching.

The economics of conservation

The inherent beauty and value of wildlife is for some of us sufficient reason to value them and want to protect them. But, in a world of growing populations, wildlife often competes with the need for infrastructure and economic development, with governments often struggling to juggle competing demands for money and sufficient resources for conservation.

So, it is important to remember that tourism linked to wildlife is an important driver of economic development and growth and in itself creates many jobs.


Limited resources and funding are contributing to the efforts being made to get a grip on the brutal slaughter of our rhino. SANParks, which operates numerous parks across South Africa, has recorded 166 rhinos have been poached since January this year, with 111 in the Kruger National Park alone.

We are passionate about saving the rhino and to show just how passionate we are, we have developed an initiative where our community can help us make a difference.

How to make the most of your UCount Rewards membership

Do you want to constantly be on the receiving end of a good deal? Who doesn’t? Joining Standard Bank’s UCount Rewards Programme is step one. Step two is digging a little deeper into how the programme works. You will be amazed at all the savings, deals and great offers that are yours for the taking.

Many of these tips appear obvious but are often overlooked because you’re frantically just trying to keep up with life and all its admin. Stop for a minute and think about your shopping habits and how to make them work for you.

Standard Bank's #RakNomination

It's been over two weeks since we accepted the challenge and completed our #RakNomination. Together with Mother Touch Academy, we headed to Makro where we arranged for three members from Mother Touch Academy, to take part in a three minute trolley dash where they could spend R30 000.

How has our contribution made a difference? Here’s what the inspirational people from Mother Touch Academy had to say:

Who is Mother Touch Academy and what do you do for the Diepsloot community?

Iketsetse Zenzele Episode 2

In this episode, Ma Angie is really worried about finances. With Lolo in boarding school and her caravan burning down, she doesn’t know how she will make ends meet. Grace mentions Sash and this just makes Ma Angie angry.

The two ladies move on to pregnancy talk.

Zak and Sebe have an argument. Sebe went on a shopping spree using Zak’s Access Credit Card, not knowing that Zak would get a MyUpdates notification of the transaction. Did you know that it is fraud to use someone else’s credit card without their permission?

UCount, your Valentine's Day solution

Celebrate with UCount Rewards this Valentine’s Day

Need last-minute Valentine’s gifts? What about some thoughtful ways to spend the weekend of love? As a Standard Bank UCount Rewards member you can take advantage of all kinds of great deals. We also have simple ideas on how to make your love known – no skywriting or singing telegrams required.

Change to Caltex benefit

Since the launch of our rewards programme UCount in 2013, members have been able to take advantage of numerous benefits, including getting R1 back in rewards points for every litre of fuel purchased at participating Caltex forecourts. In less than six months, members have collected rewards on over 37 million litres of fuel! Due to its popularity the offer (initially set to end 31 December 2013) it was extended to 15 January 2014.

Standard Bank and e-tags

Recently there has been a lot of speculation around Standard Bank distributing e-tags to customers.

These are the facts:

1. The page being referred to is an outdated page developed in 2010 that was never linked to and never used in any marketing campaign. It was prepared with the intention to educate fleet managers on the then proposed toll system in Gauteng. The content is not reflective of our current fleet management services.

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