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FNB, Silicon Cape partnership will boost SA business activity

A partnership deal between First National Bank (FNB) and non-profit organisation Silicon Cape will help boost business activity not only in Cape Town but in the rest of South Africa.

Chiefs, Pirates to clash in Carling Black Label Cup

Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will renew one of the great rivalries of world football when they meet at Johannesburg's FNB Stadium on 26 July in the fourth edition of the Carling Black Label Cup - a competition which gives the fans an unprecedented say in the composition of the teams.

Chiefs, Pirates to clash in Carling Black Label Cup

Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will renew one of the great rivalries of world football when they meet at Johannesburg's FNB Stadium on 26 July in the fourth edition of the Carling Black Label Cup - a competition which gives the fans an unprecedented say in the composition of the teams.

Scoring for Mandela

anne taylorBy Anne Taylor
19 August 2013

More than 60 000 fans showed up for the inaugural Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg this weekend – and they were thrilled by what they saw: both the Springboks and Bafana Bafana won their matches.

Photo: @Unite4Mandela via Twitter

After the sporting derby, the celebrations continued with musicians such as Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Zahara, DJ Black Coffee, Toya Delazy and Mafikizolo rocking the stadium.

The occasion was put together to honour former president Mandela, whose passion for sport was legendary. "Sport," he once said, "has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does."

Govt, FNB leg-up for entrepreneurs

First National Bank has partnered with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission in a world-first initiative that enables South African entrepreneurs to register a new business and open a corporate bank account simultaneously, and practically instantaneously.

Bafana shine in win over Burkina Faso

Bafana Bafana produced an impressive attacking performance to defeat Burkina Faso 2-0 in a Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day clash at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon.

Mandela’s aura unique: Tiger Woods

Golfing great Tiger Woods, speaking to journalists at Muirfield on Tuesday ahead of the British Open, recalled meeting with then South African President Nelson Mandela in 1998, saying: "That's an experience that I will never, ever forget."

Housing from industrial by-products

Using by-products of mining and manufacturing, a group of South African companies has devised a more cost- and time-efficient way of easing the country's affordable housing backlog.

FNB opens up access to PayPal service

First National Bank has opened up access to the PayPal service so that people with accounts at any of South Africa's banks can link their accounts to their PayPal account and receive funds from anyone belonging to the PayPal network across the world.

SA banks begin fingerprint verification

South African banks Absa and FNB have introduced biometric identification and verification system at their branches as part of an industry-wide initiative that will allow the country's banks to conduct online fingerprint verification of its clients.