Santam News

S. Africa Insurers’ COVID-19 Payments May Be Too Little, Too Late, for Some Businesses

South African small businesses fighting rejected coronavirus-related claims said insurers’ offers of relief are too little too late for many and could leave some already struggling to survive with nothing at all. Insurers around the world have argued COVID-19 lockdowns …

S. African Insurers Bow to Policyholder Demands to Pay COVID Biz Interruption Relief

South African insurers are bowing to demands for the payment of losses that businesses suffered during the nation’s lockdown. Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Ltd.’s Guardrisk will make settlement payments to policyholders who submitted business-interruption claims for losses suffered when all but …

Cape Town Drought Highlights Water Scarcity Risk to Vulnerable Cities Globally: UBS

Cape Town’s water crisis, which saw the drought-hit city come within 90 days of turning off the taps earlier this year, highlights the threats to South African companies from a repeat event and should serve as a warning to vulnerable …

2 South African Insurers Bet $375 Million on West & North Africa Expansion

South African insurers Sanlam Ltd. and Santam Ltd. agreed to buy a 30 percent stake in Saham Finances SA of Morocco for $375 million to gain access to insurance markets in West and North Africa. The stake will be purchased …