Absa has pulled out of a number of sponsorships in recent months, raising the question of the underlying reasons for the decisions.
702's Xolani Gwala spoke to EWN sports reporter, Jean Smyth, on the issue and recent developments between Saru and Absa.
Listen to the interview below:
The two parties by all accounts, up until the start of the world cup last year, had an agreement in principle that they'd were likely to renew their deal.— Jean Smyth, EWN reporter
SA Rugby thought they had secured a long-term sponsor beyond 2015 certainly.— Jean Smyth, EWN reporter
We saw the letter in November leaked by the Sunday Times... and the primary issue highlighted at the time was transformation.— Jean Smyth, EWN reporter