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Southern Palace Group of Companies have signed on as an Associate Sponsor of the Springboks, SA Rugby announced on Friday. In terms of the agreement, the SPG group will be entitled to have their company logo on the left panel of the Springboks’ match day and training shorts.

SPG is a wholly black owned and South African managed diversified industrial holding company, established in 2002 with interests in numerous well-established businesses. Since then it has built up a track record of successful investment transactions.

SA Rugby CEO, Jurie Roux, said SPG’s associate sponsorship agreement for the national team is an indication of local companies’ confidence in the Springbok brand.

“We are delighted that SPG has joined the national team as an Associate Sponsor as the Springboks stand at the beginning of a new journey under the captaincy of Warren Whiteley,” said Roux.

“It is always exciting when a local, proudly South African company joins our proud family of sponsors. SA Rugby and the Springboks are looking forward to a successful partnership with the SPG group.”

Lucas Tseki, Group Chief Executive, Southern Palace Group of Companies, said: “We are delighted to partner with SA Rugby, as our partnership will offer the Group a platform to collaborate with a well-established brand to nurture the company’s young, innovative and dynamic brand into the South African and Global stage; and through our products and services we can offer SA Rugby a transformative edge off the field.

“Our slogan of driving tomorrow bodes well with the SA rugby team who are driving towards building a winning and world class rugby team on the field,” added Tseki.

About the Southern Palace Group of Companies

As a wholly black owned and managed the South African company, Southern Palace is a diversified industrial holding company with interests in numerous well-established businesses including steel products manufacturing and recycling, automotive trading and manufacturing, real estate, technology, and telecommunications.

Southern Palace offers a solid foundation and years of wisdom, underpinned by unparalleled success in corporate financing and investing into new ventures. The unique differentiator of Southern Palace is it’s:

• Capacity and ability to transform investments;
• Active involvement and committing human capital to its investments;
• Long term investment focus;
• Integrated network and relationships to optimize value across the value chain.

Some of their past and present investments include Scaw Metals Group, MAN Truck and Bus Centurion, Altech Fleet call, Altech Alcom-Matomo, Altech Motorola Radio Distribution, Teljoy Business Systems, Canvas and Tents Manufacturing, Growthpoint Properties and Huawei Technologies Africa and recently Concor (formally known as the Murray & Roberts Infrastructure and construction platform).

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