Santam ranks 10th in the South African Top Employer 2023

3 min read 18 January 2023

Santam, the country’s largest short-term insurer, has, for the seventh consecutive year, been certified as a Top Employer (TE) in South Africa by the Top Employers Institute, the global HR authority on recognising excellence in people practices.

The Institute awards this certification to employers that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent across all levels of the organisation, and strive to optimise employee experiences and practices. This certification also allows organisations to leverage their employer branding, benchmark their practices against other top performers, and globally align their policies.

Portia Mogale, the Acting Executive Head of Human Resources at Santam, says, “We're honoured to have been certified as a Top Employer for the seventh consecutive year. This acknowledgement reflects our organisation's passion for people and dedication to fostering an environment that empowers staff to thrive and perform their roles with purpose. Being recognised by this independent global authority once again verifies our exceptional employee conditions."

The Top Employer Institute is the global authority in recognising excellence in people practices. Through the Top Employers Institute Certification Programme, participating companies can be validated, certified, and recognised as an employer of choice.

In 2022, the Institute certified over 2 052 organisations in 123 countries, which impact the lives of over 8 million employees globally. Santam has been ranked 10th in South Africa, out of 128 participating companies and is the only insurance company in the South African top ten.

To display the Top Employer seal, participating companies must achieve consistently high standards as part of an extensive assessment process with a wide spread of people practices analysed and ranked across nineteen topics. The criteria assessed include people strategy, leadership, digital HR, employer brand, talent attraction, learning, career and performance, employee wellbeing, rewards and recognition, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, ethics and integrity.

Mogale concludes, “We realise that everyone in our organisation contributes towards the success of Santam. That's why we acknowledge and reward this contribution with a wide range of benefits and opportunities to encourage the growth and development of our people. We recognise that our future relies on how we nurture talent. That's why we provide an environment where people can flourish personally and professionally. We’ll continue to strive to create a unique work environment and culture that nurtures and supports our exceptional people. These are the people that make Santam the company that it is.”

Santam Limited is a licensed insurer conducting a non-life insurance business and a licensed controlling company. To learn more about the Top Employers Institute and the Top Employers certification visit: