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.
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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The Palaeontological Scientific Trust (PAST) and its key partners, which include the Department of Science and Technology and Standard Bank, are pleased to announce the move of the “All From One” exhibition to the Iziko museum celebrating our shared African origins.
JAZZ MUSOS FROM AROUND THE WORLD HEADING FOR STANDARD BANK JAZZ FESTIVAL IN GRAHAMSTOWN. Jazz innovators from 12 different countries will share the stage with top SA artists including Caiphus Semenya, Simphiwe Dana, Afrika Mkhize and Ringo Madlingozi.
The Palaeontological Scientific Trust (PAST) and its key partners move their popular and thought-provoking “All From One” exhibition to the Zindala Zombili African music and dance festival at the Soweto theatre.
PORT ELIZABETH (January 18, 2016) - One of South Africa’s biggest international triathlons, the Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa takes place in East London for the ninth time this year featuring once again some of the world’s best long distance triathletes along with South Africa’s best.
10 April 2016
Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth
Full IRONMAN: 3.8km Swim, 180.2km Cycle and 42.2km Run
3000 Maximum field – individuals onlyFind out more
30 June 2016
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
The National Arts Festival is an important event on the South African cultural calendar, and the biggest annual celebration of the arts on the African continent. Standard Bank has been a sponsor of the festival for 30 years.Find out more
15 September 2016
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