The Absa Group provides financing to multiple BEE initiatives. In one of its BEE transaction financing initiatives Absa underwrote a project finance revolving facility for R300 million for the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority for the Berg Water Project. This financing is going towards the construction of a dam with a gross storage capacity of 130 million m3 on the Berg River and a supplemental scheme on the Dwars River outside Franschhoek.
Absa has also underwritten a revolving project finance facility for R1 billion and a bridging facility for R100 million. These funds will be used for the Vaal River Eastern Subsystem Augmentation Project, which involves the construction of a 122 km pipeline to deliver water from the Vaal Dam to the Knoppiesfontein diversion structure, which discharges into either the Trichartsfontein or Bosjesspruit dams near Secunda.