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Iketsetse-Zenzele Season 3, Episode 1

Your favourite radio drama Iketsetse-Zenzele is back! This is what happens in the first episode of season 3.

The stokvel members host a successful fundraiser to boost their savings.

Virus is back! What does this mean for the community?

Something awful happens to Search. Will he survive?

You can listen to and download this episode in 10 of the official languages:


We sell part of our London operations

Standard Bank Group has finalised the sale of a controlling stake in our global markets business outside of Africa to our long-standing strategic partner, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC). This entails us having sold ICBC a 60% stake in Standard Bank Plc, which is a London-based operation.

The name of the joint venture will be changed to reflect its joint ownership after necessary approvals are obtained.

You are an IRONMAN

The first Standard Bank IRONMAN® 70.3 South Africa event that took place on 25 January at Buffalo City in East London, South Africa, was nothing short of spectacular.

Over 3 000 athletes from all over the world were united in an event that would test their grit, determination and the desire to succeed in the face of seemingly overwhelming odds.

We salute each and every athlete that took place in the race: You are an IRONMAN.

Never stop Moving Forward

The first Standard Bank IRONMAN® South Africa race has arrived with IRONMAN® 70.3 South Africa marking the first race of the year. The event will be taking place on 25 January in East London’s Buffalo City.

More than 3,000 athletes will be lining up at Orient Beach and set off on a gruelling course of; 1.9km swim, 90km cycle and 21.1km run along the picturesque coastal landscape of Buffalo City. This enduring race will challenge the athlete’s ability to keep moving forward.

How deep is your football passion?

Africa will soon be filled with the spirit of football with AFCON2015 kicking off on Saturday 17 January.
Standard Bank Group is the official African sponsor for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015 and this football tournament brings together some of the greatest football stars from across the African continent, to compete for the coveted title of champion of Africa.

Your basic guide to budgeting

Your first step towards achieving your financial goals is to set a plan. Planning in financial terms is expressed through a budget - this is a detailed plan of your income and all your expenses. It is an important tool that will show you, your spending habits and let you know what your financial status.

There are some key steps to consider when drawing up your budget:

Step 1: Prioritise:
When drawing up your budget, make sure your top priorities are listed first which should include food and shelter, water, electricity and transport as well as savings.

The 5-step Guide To Achieving Your New Year Resolutions

Welcome to 2015 - it is a New Year and as usual, you may have made some resolutions. A New Year resolution is a tradition in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement in any area of their life starting from the first day of the year. Popular New Year resolutions include: improve finances, exercise more, eat healthy, make new friends, start a business etc.

Now, old habits truly die hard but with some discipline and heavy doses of willpower, you can achieve your resolutions in 2015 with these 5 guides:

1. Write them down

‘Tis the season to be jolly, not broke

The holiday season can leave one feeling anxious in regards to finances; the pressure to give your family a great holiday often outweighs the well laid out plans that you had in mind. There are gifts to buy, holidays to consider, excursions to be had and a host of other unplanned things that come up, all of which need money. But fret not, you can still give your family a great holiday without breaking the bank. Here are a few ways you can still give your family a memorable holiday.


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

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