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Standard Bank to headline the 2018 Soweto Wine Festival
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Soweto, Johannesburg, 02 August 2018 – The 2018 Soweto Wine Festival, taking place on the 1st and 2nd September at the iconic Walter Sisulu Square, has confirmed Standard Bank as its headline sponsor. This confirms Standard Bank’s support of the wine industry, Soweto business, and more importantly, its customers.

Mike Mashaba, Head of Marketing, Standard Bank, Gauteng, said, “At Standard Bank, we view our customers as the heart of our business. We are committed to enabling them on their NEXT journey, whatever that may be. Headlining the 13th Soweto Wine Festival is testament to us putting our customers first in everything we do, and this includes being socially relevant. We are also delighted to announce that tickets purchased using any Standard Bank payment method will be discounted to 50% for the first 300 general access tickets.”

Mashaba explains that at Standard Bank, we have unique customers with different aspirations and needs. It is with that in mind that we always seek ways to reconnect with them and partner with them on their journey to their ‘next’.

Saki Zamxaka, Soweto Wine Festival’s new majority shareholder and organiser of the festival says, “Standard Bank’s involvement in the wine festival is great news. We are proud to be associated with this bank. They add tremendous value to all involved and do important empowerment work within the wine industry as a whole. We are very happy with this partnership of shared vision for Soweto and wine.”

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2018 Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival
Date and Time: 1 September 2018 – 5pm to 10pm
2 September 2018 – 12pm to 5pm

Location: Walter Sisulu Square, Soweto, Johannesburg

The 13th edition of the Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival presents two days of wine, food, music and fun. Enjoy the best of our proudly South African wineries with additional wine-immersion experiences such as tastings, wine pairings, wine education and presentations from wine industry leaders. Inspire your inner “foodie” with delicious cuisine, food trucks and relax and enjoy lifestyle lounges in style, and much more.

Tickets: R150 per person per day
Tickets available online through or at the door on the night.

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