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Looking into the origins of humankind

The Palaeontological Scientific Trust (PAST) is a non-profit trust dedicated to preserving Africa’s rich fossil heritage, and funding ongoing scientific research on the continent.

Standard Bank Group became a founding partner of the Palaeoanthropology Scientific Trust (PAST) in 1997 and has since been recognised as the trust's primary corporate supporter across all seven of its programmes.

PAST, founded in 1994, is a non-profit trust that would be dedicated to preserving Africa’s rich fossil heritage, and promoting ongoing scientific research in southern Africa.

Contributing to fighting ebola virus

The ebola crisis is currently impacting heavily on West Africa. Standard Bank Group has just contributed R1-million to South Africa's Department of Health’s ebola response efforts, which includes the establishment of an Ebola Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone.

Over 4,000 people have reportedly died as a result of the virus. Besides Africa, cases have thus far been reported in North America and Europe.

You can get all the information you need about the virus at

Africa Palladium ETF unpacked

Standard Bank South Africa’s palladium-backed exchange traded fund (ETF) - named AfricaPalladium ETF has made it possible for retail investors to add another layer to their investment portfolios.

AfricaPalladium ETF invests directly in palladium metal and tracks the rand price of the metal. This allows investors to gain direct exposure to physical palladium via cost effective liquid listed instruments – but without any of the usual risks, costs or requirements of ownership. The metal is held in secure vaults for the benefit of the investors.

Iketsetse-Zenzele Season 2, Episode 36

Sash and TT's ex-wife have managed to steal TT's credit card.

After catching Mlu red handed, Grace is furious with him. She kicks him out of the house. Will they ever work through this or is this the end of their marriage?

TT notices that his credit card is missing and confronts Diana. What should you do when you realise that your credit card is missing? TT gives you all the information you need to know, in this episode.

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


Innovative thinking wins the day in Africa

Putting together solutions for cross-border deals in Africa demands some innovative thinking from our teams of specialists across various sectors, be it oil and gas or renewable energy. It is such thinking that put Standard Bank Group ahead of the pack say the judges of The Banker 2014 Investment Banking Awards, where we were acknowledged as the “Most Innovative Investment Bank From Africa”.

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