Our approach to social responsibility

At Santam, we are dedicated to building a safer and more resilient South Africa. We work with vulnerable communities supporting social resilience through risk awareness and management, skills development, and equipment. For us, corporate social investment (CSI) does not happen in isolation from the rest of our business, it is part of our greater ambition to positively impact the economy, adding to a well-functioning, sustainable society. Shared value occurs through programmes that provide business and societal value simultaneously. To create long-term shareholder value, Santam’s CSI and business strategies are aligned.

Partnership for risk and resilience (P4RR)

The programme aimed at building societal resilience through collaboration and partnerships with all spheres of government, state owned entities, research and academic institutions, community-based organisations, private sector agencies to co-create initiatives.


municipalities has to date been supported by the programme

12.5 million

people impacted

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Child art

Art is a valuable but often neglected aspect of human development. The Santam child art programme aims to nurture a love for art in children, particularly inclusive of those in disadvantaged schools.

11 799

educators who completed our creative arts teacher training programme.

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Consumer financial education

Financial literacy is an important driver of financial inclusion and socio-economic transformation. South Africa has a notoriously low financial literacy rate and Santam is on a mission to make a difference.

5 312

Santam CFE for Employees

21 162

business unit specific CFE

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Staff volunteerism

Our staff are as passionate about our communities as we are. The Santam staff volunteerism programme is an important aspect of what we believe in as a company. Initiated in 2009, it encourages employees to make a positive contribution to communities.


projects supported through Santam community heroes, amounting to R4 107 000

R1 782 834.40

contributed to 249 projects for Mandela day

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Want to get involved? Submit your project proposal

Submit your project proposal

We recommend that you submit your request for funding at least four months prior to the anticipated project starting date.

Electronic Submissions

Send your electronic proposals to csi@santam.co.za Tersia Mdunge - CSI Manager. Cherie Josephs - CSI Coordinator. Anelisa Plandeyishi – CSI Coordinator.

Hard Copy Submission

Send your hard copy proposals to Corporate Social Investment Department P.O Box 3881, Tyger Valley, 7536

Our communities include the citizens of the countries where we operate. Santam is a responsible corporate citizen and supports the South African societal development imperative.