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Investor News

04 March 2021

Covid-19 impacts Santam group 2020 performance

Santam, South Africa’s largest short-term insurer, today reported acceptable operating results for 2020 under very difficult economic circumstances, despite the negative impact of COVID-19. The group’s conventional insurance book achieved Gross Written Premium (GWP) growth of 5% (2019: 7%) and a net underwriting margin of 2.5% (2019: 7.7%), below the group’s target range of 4% to 8%.

Corporate News

01 February 2021

Climate change is not just an environmental concern. Financial institutions play a role, too

Financial institutions, including those in the insurance industry, have had to develop and adapt their products and services over the years to suit the ever-changing lifestyles of humans.

Personal Lines

11 March 2021

The moving ins and outs of insurance for co-habiting

The economic downturn over the past year, coupled with the need to reduce expenses, has seen a rise in vacant properties across South Africa and an increase in co-habiting.

Commercial Lines

01 June 2020

Is remote working threatening your business?

Santam has warned that, with remote work and work from home taking off as the new norm, companies need to be extra vigilant to ensure they are not vulnerable to disastrous data breaches or other cyber security incidents.


03 April 2021

Climate and agricultural conditions – April 2021

La Nina weakened rapidly in March resulting in less favourable summer rainfall conditions but improved conditions for winter rainfall in the south western parts of the country. Rain in Summer Rainfall area still possible in the last week of April.

Specialist Business

11 June 2019

A smart geyser that tells you when it’s fit to burst

It turns out geyser-related issues cause some of the country’s most common household insurance claims, this is according to Santam – South Africa’s leading short-term insurer


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