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    Standard Bank Group is a financial institution that offers banking and financial services to individuals, businesses, institutions and corporations in Africa and abroad.

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    • Our Strategy
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    All our products and services are based on a set of values that uphold the empowerment of our customers. Both internally, and in daily engagement with the our clients we foster transparency, innovation, accountability and superior service.
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    We ensure that all our services and products across borders are compliant with local legislation wherever we go. As we grow in Africa, we will continue to review our systems and processes according to the best possible compliance and risk management skills.
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    Our board of directors aims to promote the group’s long-term success. It delegates day-to-day management of the business and implementation of strategy to the Group Chief Executive, who is supported by the Group Leadership Council.

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    We operate across the African continent through a number of subsidiaries, to provide solutions to all our clients.

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    Africa is our home. An exciting place, bursting with possibilities. In every corner, individuals and businesses are working relentlessly to achieve their dreams.

    We believe that dreams matter. They are the fuel that powers the future. To realise dreams, we take uncharted paths together. Paths that lead to growth. That’s why, every day, we are committed to finding new ways to make dreams possible.

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    We are a financial services group, offering services and solutions for 160 years, to Consumer & High Net Worth Clients, Business & Commercial Clients and Corporate and Investment Banking in and across Africa as well as key global locations.


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    Our purpose is to drive Africa’s growth. We aim to do this in a sustainable and inclusive way. This means that we strive to have a positive impact through our business on important aspects of Africa’s development like education, infrastructure, financial inclusion and other UN Sustainable Development Goals.

    It also requires that we reduce the negative impacts of our business on the environment and society. Climate change is an important issue with implications for Africa’s growth. As the largest bank on the continent, we have the opportunity to play a leading role in supporting a just energy transition for Africa.

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    Group sets course for a net zero future and pledges to mobilise a cumulative amount of between R250 billion and R300 billion in sustainable finance by end of 2026.
    Our sponsorship initiatives promote community upliftment through the support of sporting, art and music events, teams, festivals and clinics. We strive to nurture growing talents and to aid local communities to grow in their chosen fields.
    We are proud to be a part of what’s happening in Africa. By fostering growth opportunities on the continent, we believe that hands across borders will continue to strengthen business in Africa.

    We drive sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Africa. To ensure our commitment to making a positive and lasting impact, we have developed a framework of initiatives and objectives towards long-term social, economic and environmental upliftment.

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    At Standard Bank our dream is that everyone's dreams can be. We can work together. We can find solutions. And we can prove that with the right help, It Can Be.

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Spot the ball competition

The Standard Bank Group (Standard Bank / we / us / our) terms and conditions (terms) spot the ball competition (competition)

Please read the Terms carefully and pay special attention to the clauses that are in bold as they may limit our liability (responsibility) or involve some risk to you.


The Competition starts at 00:00 on Monday, 23 November 2022 and ends at 23:59 on Wednesday, 30 November 2022 (Competition Period).


To qualify for the Competition, you must:

      1. permanently reside in any African region where Standard Bank / Stanbic Bank has a presence.
      2. be 18 years or older.
      3. have a valid and active Instagram, Twitter or Facebook account.

Visit the Standard Bank Group Twitter, Facebook or Instagram channels (Platform) and comment by telling us how many soccer balls you can find in the image (Comment).

    1. You may only submit one entry for this Competition.


    1. There are no forms to fill in. You need to meet the requirements set out in clause 2 and clause 3 to qualify for a valid entry
    2. Only the Comments with the correct Answers will be shortlisted. If there are Comments with the correct Answers submitted, we will shortlist entrants whose Comments are closest to the correct answer.

Two entrants will each stand the chance to win a PlayStation 5 (PS5) with DualSense 5 Controller + FIFA 23 game valued at R19 450.

    1. We are the promoter of the Competition. Any reference to we/us/our includes our directors, sponsors, agents or consultants, where the context allows for it.
    2. You cannot participate in the Competition if:
      1. you are a director, employee, agent or consultant of the Group; or
      2. you are an immediate family member of any of the persons specified in clause 5.2.1; or
      3. you are a supplier of any goods or services under the Competition.
    3. By entering this Competition, you agree:
      1. that this Competition will be governed by the laws of the Republic of South Africa and the courts of South Africa shall have sole jurisdiction.
      2. that that these Terms are governed by the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (as amended); and
      3. to be bound by these Terms.
    4. These Terms apply to the Competition and all information relating to the Competition (including any promotional or advertising material that is published).
    5. We reserve the right to amend these Terms.
    6. We must process your personal information to validate your entry and if you are a Prize winner, to make the Prize available to you. By entering the Competition, you consent to us processing your personal information for this purpose. If you do not consent, please do not enter the Competition.
    7. The Prize winners will be selected by a lucky draw conducted by us on 7 December 2022. This process will be overseen by the Standard Bank Risk Governance department at 30 Baker Street, Rosebank, 2196.  The first two entrants drawn will win the Prize.
    8. The Prize winners will be notified by a representative of Standard Bank no later than 9 December 2022 via direct message on the Platform they used for entry (Instagram, Twitter or Facebook).
    9. Once the Prize winner accepts the Prize, it will be couriered to the address provided by the Prize winner no later than 31 January 2023.
    10. We may declare the Prize forfeited (lost), and we may choose a new Prize winner, if:
      1. a Prize winner’s entry is not valid.
      2. a Prize winner has breached these Terms.
      3. a Prize winner cannot be contacted or does not accept the Prize within 3 days from the date that the Prize winner was contacted about the Prize.
      4. a Prize winner gives up the Prize or we determine that the Prize winner has given up the Prize.
    11. If there is a dispute in respect of these Terms or the Competition, our decision is final and binding, and no correspondence will be entered into.
    12. If the Prize winner agrees to it, we may publish their name and/or photo in any internal or external advertising or promotional material for 12 months from the date on which the Prize winner accepts the Prize. We will determine the nature and distribution of these materials. If a Prize winner does not consent to the publication of their name and/or photo, the Prize winner will still receive the Prize.
    13. The Prize may not be exchanged for any other item. We do however reserve the right to substitute the Prize with any other prize of a similar commercial value.
    14. We are not responsible if your entry is not successfully submitted or a Prize winner does not successfully receive or take up a Prize for any reason, including because of a technological failure.
    15. We are not responsible for any loss or damage which you or any third party may suffer as a result of you participating in the Competition or accepting a Prize.
    16. If required by the Minister for Trade and Industry or the National Consumer Commission or for any other reason, we can end the Competition immediately with or without notice to you. If this happens, you waive (give up) any rights which you may have against us, and you will have no claim against us.
    17. Nothing in these Terms prevents you from approaching the National Consumer Commission or any other relevant authority to get assistance if you have a grievance.