Sponsorships are a valuable part of Standard Bank Group's social responsibility and marketing communication strategies. Sponsorships are essential in building the brand and creating relevance in markets where Standard Bank Group operates, and they provide a platform for us to engage with our customers. Development is key to our deciding on what sponsorships we undertake. Currently, we look at initiatives that support community upliftment, the arts and sport. Sponsorships vary from country to country and are often decided on by teams in each country in which we operate, as relevant to their marketing objectives.
Standard Bank’s commitment to investing across the arts spectrum on the continent represents a 30-year legacy. A legacy that provides ongoing support for a variety of key projects, which have evolved into highlights across the African cultural calendar.
Standard Bank is a proud sponsor of leading and innovative sporting initiatives. Over the years, our contribution to the development of sporting programmes within the growing markets that we operate in has significantly helped elevate the role of sports in Africa’s growth story.
Because we are integrally related to the communities we serve we are conscious of and appreciate the role we play in the success and sustainability of these communities and society at large. Engaging with communities and stakeholders takes place through formal concrete actions.
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Standard Bank has renewed their sponsorship of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, one of the country’s longest and highest profile sponsorship investments, for a further three years. Standard Bank’s partnership with the iconic event will run until the end of 2020.
This spring, Standard Bank brings you an out of the blue ground-breaking meeting of musical minds. Two South African mavericks will collide for a never before seen exchange on the road to the 20th edition of the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz.
The two-day SingularityU South Africa Summit (#futureproofAfrica) is being hosted in collaboration with Standard Bank, and with key strategic partners, including Deloitte, MTN, 702, and SAP and is being produced by Mann Made Media. SingularityU South Africa Summit will convene exponential thought leaders, SU faculty, and organizations from around the world to provide participants with insights into emerging exponential technologies and how they can be used to create positive change and economic growth in the region.
The Jazztown hills are alive with the sound of music thanks to the world’s biggest jazz innovators who are currently performing at the Standard Bank Jazz Festival in Grahamstown, which takes place until Saturday July 8 as part of the National Arts Festival.
The Standard Bank Proteas amp up their Test match preparation with a three-day warm-up match against the England Lions starting at New Road in Worcester on Thursday. Dean Elgar will captain the side in the absence of Faf du Plessis, who is awaiting the birth of his first child.
Standard Bank Proteas opening batsman, Heino Kuhn, plans to keep the same mindset and approach that has brought him success in the upcoming four-match Test series against England starting next week. Kuhn’s debut Test call-up comes on the back of two successful seasons for the Multiply Titans and more recently for South Africa ‘A’ against the England Lions, where he finished as the standout performer in a disappointing series.
Standard Bank Proteas T20 captain, AB de Villiers, spoke to the media following the nine-wicket loss to England in the first T20 International at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday. The squad travels to Taunton on Thursday ahead of the second T20I at The County Ground on Friday.
Johannesburg – With the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship fast approaching, the stakes are high for the Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban due to take place on June 18, and where 35 slots will be up for grabs for qualifying athletes to represent South Africa in Chattanooga, Tennessee USA.
Standard Bank Proteas coach, Russell Domingo, spoke to the media following the 19 run (D/L) loss to Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy Group B match at Edgbaston on Wednesday. The Proteas travel to London on Thursday for their final group match against India at The Oval on Sunday.
01 June 2017
Standard Bank Gallery
Mohau Modisakeng is a sculptor who moves into performance, film, installation and large-scale photographic prints. He uses his body to explore the influence of South Africa’s violent history on how we understand our cultural, political and social roles as human beings.Find out more
29 June 2017
2017 is already gearing up to be a momentous and memorable year for our county - and this year's National Arts Festival will once again take the temperature of our nation, through the work of our performers; writers; directors; artists; and designers.Find out more
30 June 2017
One hundred musicians from 12 countries will converge in Grahamstown this year to celebrate what is promising to be a spectacular 20th year of the sponsorship of the Standard Bank Jazz Festival.Find out more
03 August 2017
Standard Bank Gallery
Beth Diane Armstrong is regarded as a leading sculptor of her generation. For the last number of years she has worked predominantly on monumental artworks made of mild and stainless steel.Find out more
28 September 2017
Sandton Convention Centre
The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz is the premier jazz event in South Africa and is recognised as one of Africa’s leading music platforms.Find out more