As South Africa and the world confront the public health, financial and economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, Absa Group is rolling out an extensive relief programme for eligible customers impacted by COVID-19.

Absa Cape Epic will, for the first time in the event’s history, dedicate a session of the 2020 Epic Trippers programme exclusively to female cyclists.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China in December 2019, so there is very little information about it.

This morning (12 March 2020) Absa became aware of a contractor from Spain, who has been on our premises since Tuesday, 10 March 2020, who reported to our health clinic at Absa Towers West in Johannesburg, complaining of flu-like symptoms. Based on his condition, our medical team immediately assisted him to undergo the necessary testing procedures for COVID-19 in line with national guidelines, and recommended immediate self-quarantine.

Absa Wealth Management has won several first places in the prestigious Euromoney Private Banking and Wealth Management Euromoney survey 2019.

Financial highlight 2019 - Absa Group Limited, reported a 3% increase in earnings for the first half of 2019.

The seasonally adjusted Absa PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) declined to 46.7 index points in June 2017 from 51.5 in May

Cape disasters - a donation of R10 million towards disaster relief and we encourage all of South Africa to make whatever contributions they can.