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 Proteas opening batsman, Hashim Amla, spoke to the media following the 72-run loss to England in the first One-Day International (ODI) at Headingley in Leeds on Wednesday. The Proteas travel to Southampton on Thursday ahead of the second match at the Ageas Bowl on Saturday.
AB de Villiers returns to captain the Standard Bank Proteas in the first One-Day International (ODI) against England at Headingley in Leeds on Wednesday. De Villiers missed the two warm-up matches due to a respiratory tract infection, but has made a satisfactory recovery for the series-opener.
Quinton de Kock signalled his intent for the season with a 78-ball hundred in the Standard Bank Proteas’ 50-over warm-up match against Sussex County Cricket Club at Hove on Friday. De Kock’s century, which included seven sixes and five fours, led the Proteas to a 66-run win in the rain-affected 32-over match.
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.