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Festive friendship between Isle of Man and Uganda schoolchildren

Joe Smith of Standard Bank Isle of Man recently visited Mifumi Primary School in Uganda with a donation of 87 boxes of clothing, shoes and books collected from colleagues and the community. He also brought with him a special learning opportunity.

Edutainers further help foster learning

Maya Angelou, author and poet, said: “Any book that helps a child form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continued needs, is good for him”.

With this in mind, Standard Bank Group donated “edutainers” to five schools in different parts of South Africa. This week we visited Masifunde Day Care Centre in Diphini Location in Mooiplaas, Eastern Cape provine, to hand over one of the edutainers

Country partnerships is the key to powering Africa

Energy development has not kept pace with the rising demand for power in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.

Reliable electricity supply is one of the biggest challenges faced in the SADC region, impacting GDP growth. What we see is that some countries have power surpluses while others have deficits, but sharing surpluses has not been possible due to lack of interconnector capacity among southern African countries.

Your festive season guide to online safety

Most of us know that we need to protect our details when it comes to online shopping and electronic banking. We also know that criminal activity increases over the festive period when we’re all rushing to get things done and may overlook certain red flags.

World Aids Day 2014 #CloseTheGap

In 2013 there were 35-million people living with HIV. Ending HIV transmission and the Aids pandemic by 2030 is possible but only by closing the gap between people who have access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services and people who are being left behind.

“Close the Gap” is the theme of World Aids Day this year. But what does it mean?

Truck of Love brings the cheer this festive season

‘Tis the season for a little gift-giving and Standard Bank’s Truck of Love is ready to hit the streets of Gauteng again. For the first time this year the Truck of Love makes its way down to Cape Town to make more dreams come true.

Now in its third year, the Truck of Love is back and eager to be filled with things people need most in a bid to help those individuals or organisations already making a positive contribution to society.

We welcome delegates to the Stanbic East Africa Media Forum

A select group of media representatives are kicking off a two-day forum Standard Bank Group is hosting in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

The aim of the forum is to introduce them to our operations in the region and also our cross border capabilities in East Africa.

Standard Bank Group operates in 20 countries in Africa. We have been active in East Africa for nearly 110 years and currently have over 370 points of representation in four countries in that region: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan.

Here is a view of our operations in East Africa: http://bit.ly/sbmediaEA.

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Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink

As we prepare for yet another Johannesburg thunderstorm -- I love this time of year when the dark clouds provide drama to the purple jacaranda blossoms – it’s sometimes hard to remember that this country is an arid one. For a brief period in Johannesburg each summer we think of rain: downpours; chaos from traffic lights that don’t work; storm water drains over flowing and the inconvenience of a sports match postponed or a braai that moved under the patio.

US$10,000 to be won for best ideas around clean water in Africa

Without clean water people get sick, many die and Africa’s growth slows. Providing affordable and reliable clean water to all people in Africa remains a challenge, in both rural and urban areas.

Standard Bank Group has been built in Africa over 152 years. While we operate in 20 Africa countries we are concerned with the growth of Africa and its people as a whole. Towards this we get involved in many initiatives. These include helping ensure that Africa is on the agenda of major global economic forums and our contributions – be it in the form of money, time and knowledge.

Young artist winners named

This week we announced winners of the Standard Bank Young Artist Awards, which are presented by South Africa's National Arts Festival Committee to emerging local artists. The six winning artists were selected for having demonstrated exceptional ability in their chosen fields but have not yet achieved national exposure and acclaim.

The recipients of the 2015 Standard Bank Young Artist Award are Christiaan Olwagen (Theatre), Luyanda Sidiya (Dance), Musa Ngqunqwana (Music), Athi- Patra Ruga (Performance Art), Kemang Wa Lehulere (Visual Art) and Nduduzo Makhathini (Jazz).

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