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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The Standard Bank Proteas One-Day International (ODI) squad departs for their tour of the UK from OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday, May 16. The squad will play three ODI’s against England followed by the ICC Champions Trophy from June 1 in England and Wales.
The 2017 Standard Bank Joy of Jazz marks the 20th Anniversary of a leading brand on South Africa's jazz calendar. Whilst the festival itself celebrates two decades of brilliance, the dynamic team that makes it possible, T Musicman, will be celebrating 30th years of excellence in the industry.
Bringing together different aesthetics, contexts and languages, the dance programme at this year’s National Arts Festival interrogates and celebrates questions of identity, culture, spirituality and sensuality.
South Africa’s artists, theatre makers and musicians are responding to the challenges of living in a country in flux with genre-busting work that is provocative, innovative, engaging and entertaining. Some of the best of these productions will be showcased at this year’s National Arts Festival, to be held in Grahamstown from 29 June to 9 July this year.
Standard Bank is celebrating two decades of sponsorship of one the most unique and credible jazz festival’s in SA, and for 10 days every year turns Grahamstown into “Jazztown” during the National Arts Festival. Its 20th anniversary edition from 30 June to 8 July this year features over 150 musicians from 14 countries across a diverse range of styles and collaborations.
To avoid a big dose of Festival #FOMO, it’s time to start planning for a trip to the country’s biggest bucket-list cultural and social celebration, The National Arts Festival. This year’s Festival takes place from the 29th June till 9th July.
The world’s arts spotlight will fall once more on Grahamstown from 29 June – 9 July 2017 as the National Art’s Festival’s presents a ‘window into the soul’ of South Africa’s artists through a varied and exciting programme of performances.
NEW ZEALAND CRICKET (NZC) has advised that tomorrow’s Twenty20 warm-up match between the Standard Bank Proteas and a New Zealand XI will be streamed on BLACKCAPSTV on www.youtube.com and at www.blackcaps.co.nz/live-streaming. Play is scheduled to start at 04h00 (CAT).
CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) announced today that the national contract of Kyle Abbott has been terminated by mutual agreement with immediate effect. This follows the recent confirmation by Abbott that he has committed to take up a Kolpak contract at the start of the forthcoming England season.
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