Get ready for the occasion of the year! Join Nedbank in championing a #NewNobility at the sport of kings.
This year’s Nedbank International Polo is set to be one of the preeminent events on South Africa’s social calendar. As a bank who helps our customers to see
money differently, we are challenging you join the ‘New Nobility’ by taking a fresh perspective on what it means to be a part of the upper echelons of society.
Date: Saturday 14 September 2019
Time: 11:30 for 12:00
Venue: Inanda Club, Sandton
Dress: Pattern Perfect
This year’s theme is Pattern Perfect. Shweshwe, florals, stripes, geometric, colour blocking – it doesn't matter which pattern you prefer, dress to your best in your favourite regularly repeated design.
‘New Nobility’ is the belief that money has the infinite capacity to do good. The Nedbank International Polo not only provides a lifestyle experience but aligns with Nedbank’s brand purpose ‘money experts who do good’ by showcasing emerging entrepreneurs during the polo.
This year, the talented and highly skilled South African team will compete with New Zealand. This competitive rivalry dating back to 1972 will be the 7th occasion the two countries have duelled for the coveted title.
A world-class entertainment experience – decked with succulent food and drink as well as good music – all backdropped by beautiful people dressed to the nines for the prestigious equestrian event. Guests will be spoilt for choice, with various package options including general admission, polo picnic sites, the Tanqueray Gin Garden and corporate hospitality.
As a Nedbank or American Express client, you’re entitled to a 10% discount for picnic site tickets to the event. So get ready to kick back in style. Each site includes white picket fencing, chairs, a trestle table and a canvas umbrella. You can either pack your own basket or order a hamper from By Word of Mouth catering services. Only alcoholic beverages purchased onsite are permitted. To view these exclusive discounted rates click here.
New Nobility is the belief that money has the infinite capacity to do good. Using
the Nedbank International Polo as a platform to showcase emerging entrepreneurs, we are inviting the public to do good by giving these eight selected small businesses a leg up. New Nobility aligns to Nedbank’s brand purpose in that money well managed can make a real difference in people’s lives.
Nedbank is encouraging the public to join the New Nobility by taking a fresh perspective on what it means to be a part of the noble sport of kings and see money differently. New Nobility is the belief that money has the infinite capacity to do good.
Using the Nedbank International Polo event as a platform to showcase emerging entrepreneurs, we are inviting the public to do good by giving these eight selected small businesses a leg up. New Nobility aligns with Nedbank's brand purpose in that money well managed can make a real difference in people's lives.
The selected entrepreneurs for this event are in the creative industries. Each entrepreneur will be exhibiting their unique product offering in the Polo Room from 12:00 to 17:00 on Saturday, 14 September.
INTRODUCTION TO OUR ENTREPRENEURS
Eight selected creative entrepreneurs have been invited to showcase their talents and designs in fine art, jewellery design, fashion and interior design. Each entrepreneur will be exhibiting their unique offering in the Polo Room from 12:00 to 17:00 on Saturday, 14 September.
Attendees can show their support in four ways:
Post about the entrepreneur and their businesses on social media.
Buy a product on the day, instore or online.
Profile or interview them for a media house.
Invest in their business.
Bheki Ngema is the face behind the unique designs created at BEN & Co. The multiaward-winning designer is also the winner of the 2019 Nedbank Business Ignite competition, held in association with 702.
His designs are renowned for their sophisticated approach to luxury jewellery pieces, which have become highly regarded in the industry. His mission is to see the BEN & Co brand become a household name.
Exhibition items: selected jewellery pieces – TBC
Ruth Dube is the founder and owner of African Rubies. Her passion is to change people's lives through skills transfer and capacity development. Dube dreams of distributing her products to tourists around the world and all the migrants who want to connect to their origins and feel at home in their resident countries. Her products have already reached Africa, Europe and the United States.
Currently African Rubies operates from a garage. Dube hopes to move to an office as soon as funds permit.
Exhibition Items: selected
beaded jewellery pieces/'premium' curios – TBC
Facebook: African Rubies
Aluta is a game-changing eyewear brand deeply rooted in the African soil. The business was founded by Desmond Maswanganyi, a microbiologist-turned-entrepreneur, and Ntsako Maswanganyi, a seasoned human resources practitioner who has worked across a diverse range of industries.
Aluta offers stylish, edgy, timeless and value-for-money frames that make individuals stand out from the crowd. Aluta is a celebration of the sacrifices and breakthroughs made by sons and daughters of the African soil and the diaspora. It is about showcasing the spirit of African excellence.
Exhibition items: customised handmade sunglasses
Mandisa Zwane is the owner and founder of Kwande Luv My Print. Designs are created with the belief that Kwande women blossom in three phases: the Savvy Sister (21–35 years old), who is young, free-spirited and ambitious; the Style Diva (36–49 years old), who
is sophisticated, radiant and confident; and the Soul Queen (50 years old and over), who is blissful, graceful and warm.
Kwande designs are made for the woman who loves everything Afrocentric, appreciates quality and sets trends. In addition, Kwande prides itself on designs that are comfortable, affordable and exclusive.
Exhibition items: fashion pieces
Mikateko's greatest motivation to start her business was her belief that there is always a customer looking to improve their home according to the current trend in home décor or to a style that will match their character.
Mixd Views Designs takes pride in providing the highest quality in products and services. As a business that feels strongly about social responsibility, it has a vision to provide work experience to students and empower women and their families by providing them with an opportunity to work within the home décor industry.
Exhibition items: Customised home décor pieces
Norahandi Couture is a young, African-owned designer brand aimed at empowering people. It aspires to expose and embrace the unnoticed beauty humans.
At Horandi Couture, a versatile team of designers creates items to perfection, infusing them with class, distinction and a mixture of the old and new.
Exhibition items: fashion pieces
Legate Lithography Editions (LL Editions), established in 2014, is modelled around the passionate interests of artist and master collaborative printer Leshoka Joe Legate, who trained at the Tamarind Institute at the University of New Mexico in the United States.
LL Editions is a collaborative lithographic studio that publishes original fine-art lithographs. The studio's
main aim is to work with artists who have little or no printmaking experience and who do not usually work in a collaborative space with printers. This allows
artists to be challenged, learn new art techniques, become more creative and push the boundaries of their capabilities.
Exhibition items: prints/pieces of art
Facebook: LL Editions Fine Art Printmaking Studio
The Box Shop SA is a lifestyle and retail initiative founded with the primary objective of solving access-to-market problems faced by small and medium enterprises in the textile, accessories, cosmetics, furniture and crafts industries. The Box Shop SA offers a platform for young entrepreneurs to grow their businesses by reaching markets beyond their social influence and eventually positioning themselves in global markets.
Currently products and items of The Box Shop SA suppliers are made exclusively by a number of small businesses such as Aluta, Loey, Norahandi Couture, Sibahle Jewellery, Kwande and Mixd Views Designs, which are led by young African entrepreneurs.