At Absa, we understand the impact of art and sport on people and our sponsorship portfolio reflects our commitment to this diversity.
Supporting local soccer since 2007
Founded in 1996, the Absa Premiership currently consists of 16 clubs who compete in a total of 30 games per season. Each club plays another twice, once at their home stadium and the other at that of their opponents, enabling fans to show their support at all matches.
As the official sponsor of the Absa Premiership since 2007, Absa has gone to great lengths to ensure the growth and development of both players and coaches within the league, and to promote the participation of the supporters.
A highlight of the arts calender
The Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) is a visual and performing arts spectacular that takes place annually in Oudtshoorn. Since inception in 1994, the KKNK has grown exponentially, bringing together an eclectic mix of actors, artists, writers, dancers, singers and comedians.
Absa is proud to be a sponsor of the KKNK and we strive to be a part of the continued growth of arts and culture in South Africa – opening the gateway to the world for all our rising stars.
South Africa's premier art competition
The Barclays L’Atelier Competition is South Africa’s premier and longest running art competition, offering young emerging artists aged between 21 and 35 the opportunity to receive recognition for their work and develop their talents abroad.
Barclays and Absa believe in supporting the arts to contribute to the creative and intellectual prosperity of Africa as a whole – ultimately benefiting all Africans.
The most televised race of all time
The Absa Cape Epic is an exhilarating 8-day off-road mountain bike stage race that follows a challenging route through the beautiful landscape of the Western Cape.The race is considered to be the most televised of all time – having generated more than 16 000 hours of TV coverage across the world since its inception in 2004.
Absa has been the proud title sponsor of the Cape Epic since 2006, and is thrilled to be a part of an event that has such an impact both on the teams and surrounding communities.