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Iketsetse-Zenzele Season 2, Episode 24 (English)


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Download the latest episode in South Africa's favourite radio soapie. It is also available in other languages at http://blog.standardbank.com/south-africa.

In this episode Mlu and Grace are supposed to go for counselling but Mlu is nowhere to be found. Has he gone back to drinking? Will they find him in a tavern?

When he eventually comes home, he gets very defensive when Grace confronts him. He says he was visiting his mother and didn’t have airtime to call Grace back. Why didn’t he use cell phone banking to recharge? Find out how this all plays out.

We top financial health ranking in Africa

Standard Bank Group shows the best financial health of all the financial institutions on the African continent, according to The Banker Top 1000 World Banks 2014 rankings.

We top the list in Africa with Tier 1 capital of US$10.57-billion and pre-tax earnings of US$2,9-billion. However, the list also shows that we slipped in the global rankings, from 109th place in 2013 to 116th this year.

Its time to build the habit of saving

Saving is hard for everyone which is why initiatives like Savings Month are so important. No better time like now to start saving.

Putting money away for a rainy day doesn’t come naturally for most of us, so the key is to start small. Contributing what you can, will help you develop the habit.

Here are some tips on how to build that savings habit:
1. Set a goal and ask yourself, what do you want to save for? This will help you decide what you would like to do with the money you save.

Truck of Love wheels roll on

Standard Bank Group together with the Talk Radio 702 revved up the Truck of Love engines once again, delivering a variety of goods, gifts and essentials to charities over the past week.

Part of 702’s birthday celebrations, they decided to do things a bit differently by surprising hard-working organisations with a little bit of love.

South Africa’s giants ranked by Financial Mail

Standard Bank Group has take second place for the best financial services companies and ranked 12th in the South African magazine Financial Mail’s Top Companies survey. This is an annual snapshot of how companies in South Africa are performing in both relation to their peers in particular sector and against the market as a whole.

The South Africa's largest companies are assessed on turn over, net profit and market capitalisation performance in the context of broader economic and political trends, both locally and globally.

New dawn for investment in Africa

There were positive messages coming from countries in the east and west of Africa at last week’s three-day Standard Bank Africa Investors Conference in London last week.

This was the fourth annual conference hosted by Standard Bank Group and 150 delegates attended, inluding government ministers, central bankers, investors and corporates from numerous key Africa countries. The event provides a unique, high-level networking platform for institutional investors to engage with policy makers and corporates from across Africa.

Uganda focused on value-added development

Agriculture is the mainstay of the Ugandan economy Ms Maria Kiwanuka, the country’s Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, told delegates at the closing of Standard Bank Africa Investors Conference in London yesterday. Ms Kiwanuka highlighted numerous positive developments in Uganda aimed at attracting investors to her country.

“Our economy is open and fully liberalised. Investors can bring in whatever money they want and take out as much as they want. We are private sector drive,” she said.

Clever carbon management

For over 10 years, the South African publication, the Mail & Guardian has celebrated the achievements of South African society in sustaining a healthy planet for those who live in it. They have done so through their annual flagship, Greening the Future.

The awards look at technological innovations and forward-thinking green technologies. This year Standard Bank Group was recognised by the Mail & Guardian Green Future Awards, achieving the runner-up position for energy efficient and carbon management. http://bit.ly/1iybFTp

Ghana prospects improving

Ghana’s rate of depreciation has slowed due to measures put in place by the Central Bank, says Dr Henry Kofi Wampah, Governor of the Central Bank of Ghana, who is pictured here with Standard Bank Group's Head of Research for Africa, Stephen Bailey-Smith, at the Standard Bank Africa Investors Conference in London.

Addressing investors at the annual conference in London today, Dr Wampah said that measures put in place by the Central Bank included increasing the Monetary Policy rate by 200 basis points earlier this year and tightening cash reserves.

Africa remains a bright spot on global investment landscape

Foreign direct investment into Africa has continued despite the ongoing global economic challenges. This is just one of the messages coming out of the Standard Bank Africa Investors Conference taking place at our London offices. William Blackie, Deputy Head of Investment Banking at Standard Bank Group, is there and says that there Africa still has a lot to offer foreign investors.

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