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Hollard, The Creative Block Programme and BASA

One of the ways in which Hollard has created longterm genuine partnerships is through the arts. Hollard believes that every genre of art asks meaningful questions, changes viewpoints and challenges the status quo.


Jack Ginsberg: Art Champion

Jack Ginsberg is a passionate supporter of South African contemporary art and founding patron of The Ampersand Foundation, a non-profit charitable trust which rewards excellence in the visual arts.


Nando’s Art Initiative and Heartfelt Celebration of South African Design

Nando’s restaurants can be found around the globe, striving to provide patrons with hospitality and a warm South African welcome. Each Nando’s restaurant has its own unique design, but they all have earthy textures and colours reminiscent of their Afro-Portuguese roots, and feature original, local South African art and unique design touches.

Pinpoint One

pinpoint one & Artist Proof Studio

pinpoint one sought a relevant CSI project which could be integrated into the business and marketing strategy. With a limited marketing and CSI budget, the CSI programme and the marketing strategy had to integrate seamlessly. pinpoint one found an appropriate partner in Artist Proof Studio, a community printmaking centre.


 PPC Imaginarium Awards

PPC supports design thinking and innovative collaboration through partnership opportunities such as the PPC Imaginarium Awards, a competition recognising, featuring and rewarding innovative design concepts and prototypes that use PPC concrete.


Rand Merchant Bank and The War Horse

At RMB, the business case for supporting arts and culture is refreshingly robust, and there are many elements that combine to make this sector a compelling sponsorship and corporate social investment (CSI) focus for the bank.


The Coloured Cube

The Coloured Cube, a private company specialising in exhibitions and the curating and manufacturing of artworks, describes itself as a maker on a mission to create new makerspaces, methods to engage with art and ways to partner and connect with others.


The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz

The Joy of Jazz, South Africa’s oldest jazz festival and a 20-year partnership between Standard Bank and T-Musicman, contributes to social cohesion, economic growth and cultural tourism, with participation from both local and international artists.


Total South Africa & Buskaid

The partnership between Total SA and Buskaid aligns with Total SA’s vision of building sustainable partnerships in all its CSI investments, with specific focus on the arts and education.