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News
This is Absa’s new logo

Barclays Africa Group is getting a revamp, ending Barclays’ 100-year history on the continent. The lender on Wednesday ditches the name of its former parent to revert to Absa Group after the British bank sold down

Current affairs
Rupert didn’t have me removed: Van Rooyen

Former finance minister Des van Rooyen said on Wednesday he does not believe billionaire Johann Rupert influenced his redeployment a few days after his appointment as minister. An EWN reporter quoted the cooperative governance minister on Twitter

In-depth
Ex-Absa CEO in home fibre venture

Former Absa CEO Steve Booysen, who now heads up Metrofibre Networx – in which he is a significant investor – has outlined plans by the broadband telecommunications specialist to become the latest player to target South Africa’s fast-growing fibre-to-the-home market

News
Absa launches paperless branch

Absa has opened an entirely paperless branch at Johannesburg’s upmarket Hyde Park Corner shopping centre. The branch offers automated queuing systems to minimise the time consumers have to spend in the branch and is the model that the bank will use for all of its branches across South Africa

News
Brutal cuts stun Absa staff

“Today, tomorrow, goodbye.” This tagline, a cheeky version of Absa’s slogan, “today, tomorrow, together”, used by trade union Solidarity in its Stop Absa campaign this week, reflects the sweeping changes at the country’s second largest bank. Hundreds of staff were given retrenchment notices this week or asked to reapply for their positions, while some were given immediate marching

News
Absa dismisses talk of mass job cuts

Absa denied rumours on Thursday that it is planning mass retrenchments to cut costs. Employees affected by its restructuring process, were being given the opportunity to apply for positions across the group, it said. It was responding after Solidarity challenged Absa CEO Maria Ramos to confirm or deny rumours