RESOURCES AND ENERGY INSIGHTS

Absa Insights Series

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SECTOR EXPERTISE

Matching Foresight with Sustainable Possibilities

A report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that Africa will be the most populated region in the world by 2040, surpassing China and India. While this increase in population presents challenges for the continent, there are exciting opportunities unfolding in the resource and energy sector.Africa is emerging as a global force in oil and gas markets and is forecast to outstrip China in the coming years. The continent’s growing natural gas market is also expected to be the third largest in the world, with key players like JSE-listed Renergen driving this energy shift. Niche commodities such as lithium, biofuels and other renewable sources of energy are further investment opportunities for major trading houses.

These exciting possibilities will have a transformative impact on the continent, its communities and our planet. As a leading pan-African bank with deep industry insights and innovative financial solutions, we are primely positioned to be the partner of choice for growing this vibrant continent.
Browse our various thought leadership content for key trends in the resources and energy sector.

Shirley Webber, Managing Principal, Head: Resources & Energy, provides her insights on the future of the Oil & Gas sector on the African continent.

Resources and Energy Sector Insights

Unlocking your business's potential with insight and sustainable solutions.

NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY

Where does Africa fit into the global resource mix?

Shirley Webber explains how Africa is emerging as a global force in oil and gas markets and its growth in oil and energy demand is forecast to outstrip China in the coming years.

NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY

Oil and Gas sectors are critical for the Social part of the ESG equation

While there is a lot of focus on the “E” and “G” elements of ESG, it could be argued that there is a poor understanding of the “S” element.

POWER, UTILITIES & INFRASTRUCTURE INSIGHTS

Absa Insights Series: The future of renewable energy is bright

The untapped potential of Africa’s treasure trove of natural wealth presents its beneficiaries with a prosperous future, if exploited.

POWER, UTILITIES & INFRASTRUCTURE INSIGHTS

Absa Insights Series: Coal to gas shift – a major step toward energy stability in SA

The market exists and, so does the technology – the question is, who is capable of operating energy storage in South Africa?

POWER, UTILITIES & INFRASTRUCTURE INSIGHTS

Absa Insights Series: Energy is the gatekeeper to a prosperous future

Tackling Africa’s energy crisis starts with policymakers and evidence shows that they’re not moving fast enough.

POWER, UTILITIES & INFRASTRUCTURE INSIGHTS

Absa Insights Series: The race to win the battle of energy storage is on

Wherever there is a problem, there is a solution and in the energy sector, a solution is an opportunity

MINING INSIGHTS

Sustainable Energy: A fascinating dynamic for the resources sector

Read the article by Shirley Webber that provides key trends that finance and due diligence teams will be monitoring in 2021.

MINING INSIGHTS

M&A activity will be all the rage for resources in 2021

Read Craig Webber’s thoughts on how the resources sector is at the start of a commodity super-cycle in 2021.

MINING INSIGHTS

Why mining houses are turning to IPPs to fund their electricity needs

Read insights from our Project Finance and Resources Head, Theuns Ehlers on why mining houses are turning to IPPs to fund their electricity needs..

MINING INSIGHTS

Absa Insights Series: Resource firms and funders are increasingly transparent about carbon emissions

The Paris Agreement forces companies and lenders to be responsible and to consider the climate in their operations.

MINING INSIGHTS

Absa Insights Series: Demand for commodities used in lowering carbon emissions will certainly increase

Commodities (such as vanadium, if the tech improves) have a bright future ahead of them.

MINING INSIGHTS

Absa Insights Series: Inflation is not dead. Gold will continue to glitter once fear subsides

“There is just so much money-printing going on in the world right now”, says Bevan Jones, CEO of African Source Markets.

All sectors Absa insights series

Resources and Energy Insights

A report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that Africa will be the most populated region in the world by 2040, surpassing China and India. While this increase in population presents challenges for the continent, there are exciting opportunities unfolding in the resource and energy sector.

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Healthcare Insights

The ability to roll out credible, sustainable and high-volume Covid-19 vaccination programs will likely be the single biggest driver of economic recovery in Africa over the next 24 months. Economies that fail to execute on this will be left behind as global trading resumes. Africa is a net importer of goods and services, therefore with the closing of borders and a vaccination rate of < 2% of Africa’s 1.2 billion population, it will leave the continent well behind the rest of the world. The cost will be devastating. We therefore need to increase our efforts in the most collaborative way.

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Telecommunications, Media and Technology Insights

In the next part of our insights series, we’re discussing Telecommunications, Media and Technology – and how they can unlock limitless possibilities in Africa. Traditionally the provider of voice, data connectivity and mobile payments solutions, the telecommunication sector, is now using technology to build an entire ecosystem around the individual consumer.

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Enterprise and Supplier Development Insights

In the next part of the Absa Insights series we discuss Enterprise and Supplier Development across Africa. Small and medium-sized businesses are likely to lead the economic recovery on the African continent, but until they can secure a genuine foothold in corporate value chains, the sector is likely to be dominated by a handful of players who had early-mover advantage and access to finance.

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Consumer Insight Series

As the playing field for consumer products and services is constantly shifting, we extract practical business insights so you can respond effortlessly at every step of your growth journey.

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Agriculture Insight Series

With expertise in the agricultural sector, we offer our clients valuable insights at every step of their growth journey. These strategic partnerships help them unlock their full financial potential with foresight and sustainable solutions.

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