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Investor News

Santam pays record claims of R24.5 billion

Santam, South Africa’s largest short-term insurance group, has reported strong operating results for the financial year ended 31 December 2021. The company’s conventional insurance business achieving gross written premium (GWP) growth of 5% (2020: 5%) and a net underwriting margin of 8.0% (2020: 2.5%), which is at the top-end of the group’s target range of 4% to 8%.

Corporate News

Risks facing financial institutions

Despite being in the business of risk mitigation, insurance firms themselves are often subject to risk in the form of insurance crime.

Personal Lines

Massive fuel price increase ahead: carpooling may be the remedy to deal with rising costs

With a massive increase expected to take fuel prices beyond R23 per litre this June, drivers must once again tighten their belts.

Commercial Lines

Cyber security becoming more important for small businesses

During the past two years all businesses, and in particular small enterprises and entrepreneurs had to step up the way they protect their digital and data assets. According to an Accenture report, South African businesses experience 577 cyber-attacks per hour at a cost South Africa R2.2 billion per year.

Agriculture

Don’t let potholes or tyres puncture your budget

Thanks to extreme weather conditions, the lack of maintenance and a significant increase in heavy vehicles using our roads, potholes have become a significant challenge on our country’s roads. 2009/2010, in particular, saw a sizeable increase in potholes due to heavy rainfall during the summertime.

Specialist Business

How to protect your cargo against risk

It may be that the maxim ‘cargo at rest, is cargo at risk’ is still applicable but in the current environment even cargo in transit is fraught with theft and hijacking threats.

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Media enquiries

For any media enquiries please contact:

Thabo Mabaso
Head: Corporate Communications
Tel: 021 915 7373
Cell: 083 414 8144
E-mail: Thabo.Mabaso@santam.co.za