PUBLIC SECTOR INSIGHTS | 01 MARCH 2021 Challenges & expectations to help drive infrastructure in South Africa Absa | Corporate and Investment Banking > Insights and Events > Challenges & expectations to help drive infrastructure in South Africa SHARE Bakang Letshwiti discusses the challenges & expectations to help drive infrastructure in South Africa, which can in turn, benefit multiple sectors https://cib.absa.africa/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/file_example_MP3_700KB.mp3 Related Articles RISK MANAGEMENT Absa leads the pack in support for SMEs Small- and medium enterprises (SMEs) are crucial to Africa’s and South Africa’s economy. SMEs urgently need bank funding support to aid their survival through the challenges brought on by the pandemic. Through funding, small businesses can participate and benefit from the new growth opportunities presented by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). At Absa, we are committed to all our clients (big or small) and are determined to give them access to limitless possibilities. RISK MANAGEMENT Africa driving the banking revolution Matt Harcourt, Chief Financial Officer, explains how Covid-19 has disrupted traditional banking channels, including in-branch networks. The pandemic has challenged us to reimagine new channels that will enable our clients’ success on the continent. Through developing Absa Access, our new online single sign-on platform, we have created innovative banking that solves real-world business problems in a rapidly evolving business environment. RISK MANAGEMENT It’s time to rethink how we do trade Absa’s Abdul Yassim (Head of sales trade and working capital South Africa) and Ruth Ngulube (Head of trade and working capital in Zambia) unpack Covid-19’s effects on trade and how it will bounce back. They explain that despite the challenges South Africa and the region face, there are emerging solutions that will bring new opportunities into the industry. RISK MANAGEMENT FX Risk Mitigation for SMEs Small businesses face big risks when they make international payments. Here’s how to mitigate those risks – and prevent possible financial disaster.