Beyond The Budget

As a pan African bank spanning the continent we have the perspective and insight to enable economic growth across the continent.

For 10 years we have been hosting and facilitating critical yet strategic dialogues between our clients and key stakeholders,
actively collaborating in navigating economic uncertainties.


Bravely building economic prosperity

As a pan-African bank, we have the perspective and insight to enable economic growth across the continent. Our on the ground presence allows us to help businesses and governmental institutions rebuild economies and help bring about the structural transformation required.

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of our Beyond the Budget thought leadership event, and this year’s agenda is packed with content that is robust and thought-provoking. In 2021 we delved into how Infrastructure investment would be the backbone to economic reconstruction and recovery. This year, we anticipate the budget speech will focus on significantly increasing South Africa’s manufacturing output and subsequently expanding the capacity of local suppliers. As such, our 2022 theme is “Infrastructure Programme as a catalyst to Unlock Local Industrialisation Capacity”.

We'll be hosting discussions on key issues that affect our government and our economy, as well as viable solutions to help build our nation and continent.

The bravery to imagine and the will to get things done. That’s Africanacity.

Pan-African Insights

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A reform of the Logistics sector is critical for SA economy

As we review the national budget for 2024, one of the key pieces of the economic growth puzzle is the logistics sector in our country.


Beyond the Budget 2024

There is untapped potential in the development of Africa’s logistics and transport infrastructure. When the public and private sector collaborate strategically, we can promote inclusive growth that drives the continent towards a more sustainable future.


Ecosystem banking is key to develop ESD

While access to finance is a key part in the support of Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) initiatives, a focus on broader “Ecosystem Banking” is critical to ensure the ongoing sustainability of initiatives.


Macro Conference 2022

The Macro Conference is about showcasing Absa’s ability to help clients understand the world around them by bringing together global experts and utilising our thought leadership capabilities.


Building the future corporates of Ghana

Ghana’s economy has hogged headlines in the past few months amid soaring inflation, a decline in growth and an aggressive monetary policy tightening, prompting the country’s Government to approach the International Monetary Fund for assistance.


Reconnecting to create a sustainable future

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa Conference, 8 - 9 March 2022


The Infrastructure Program as a catalyst to unlock local industrial capacity

For us to successfully rebuild and reignite out economy, we need to reimagine our economic structures and transform industries for recovery and reform.


Bravely building economic prosperity

For 10 years we have been hosting and facilitating critical yet strategic dialogues between our clients and key stakeholders, actively collaborating in navigating economic uncertainties.


Power sector policy changes will unlock significant value

Seventy-five billion Rands - This is the estimated value of construction sector related economic activity that could potentially be unlocked over the next few years.


Creating sustainable economies through impactful development

We are proud to have been part of the R1.056 billion infrastructural development investment, commercial property financing of the Sibaya Coastal Precinct in KwaZulu-Natal.


Redefining the future through green energy finance

Green, clean, energy is the way to go. Our R5,2bn deal with Globeleq demonstrates our commitment to the financing of clean energy and the acceleration of investments that make a sustainable impact on the communities we serve. The bravery to imagine. That’s Africanacity


Collaborating in responsible lending to create sustainable economies

CDC provides $50m risk sharing facility to Absa to support lending to MSMEs and households through Microfinance and Non-Bank Financial Institutions in Africa


Can Africa capitalise on its renewable resources to avoid an energy crisis?

Africa has an abundance of minerals and alternative energy resources spread across the continent, but are they being extracted and used as efficiently as possible?


Challenges & expectations to help drive infrastructure in South Africa

Bakang Letshwiti discusses the challenges & expectations to help drive infrastructure in South Africa, which can in turn, benefit multiple sectors

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