Who traded down African Bank's share value?

2014-08-20 06:00

A Fin24 user says the real question regarding the crisis with African Bank, is who traded down its share value and an expert provides some insights.

Life gets tough for OneRandMan

2014-07-28 08:00

Life is getting a little crazy for OneRandMan. With all his debit orders and credit repayments taken care of, he has little left to spend on tempting extras.

Sanlam starts legal action against Stern

2014-07-16 07:30

Sanlam has confirmed that it has started legal action against an errant financial adviser who has placed a great deal of business with it in the past.

‘Second career’ reality for many retirees

2014-06-29 11:25

Most South Africans are financially not ready to stop working at the traditional retirement age and many have to start a "second career", according to a survey.

Ambition and commitment crucial

2014-06-12 11:46

Young entrepreneur's must be realistic about establishing a business, warns an expert.

Pensioners running out of cash

2014-06-06 16:31

Over half of pensioners had a shortfall between their income and expenses in the last year, according to a survey.

Sanlam's four-month earnings up

2014-06-04 16:06

Sanlam has reported a jump in earnings for the first four months of the year, after booking more new business and higher returns from investment services.

Sanlam to buy 51% of Malaysian insurer

2014-04-23 09:32

Financial services giant Sanlam is set to further expand its footprint in Malaysia with the acquisition of a majority stake in MCIS Zurich Insurance Berhad.

SA hesitant to take entrepreneurship leap

2014-04-03 17:38

As South Africa’s economy grows, so will the number of business opportunities available for entrepreneurs to take advantage of, says an expert.

Govt policy implementation vital for SMEs

2014-03-14 15:32

Government has outlined plans to stimulate the development of small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurs, but significant challenges remain, says an expert.

Positive impact of winning a competition

2014-03-04 13:36

William Duk of Plantation Shutters shares how being the winner of the 2012 Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year competition, has helped him.

Sanlam warns of personal loan scam

2014-02-07 14:39

Scammers are getting increasingly bolder in their methods to dupe consumers.

Debarred adviser tops at Sanlam, Old Mutual

2014-01-26 11:05

Fin24 has learnt that the debarred financial adviser James Robert Stern has been recognised as a top financial adviser by both Old Mutual and Sanlam.

EFF protesting at Sanlam office in Cape Town

2013-12-03 16:04

A group of about 40 Economic Freedom Fighters supporters are taking part in a protest outside Sanlam’s head office in Bellville, Cape Town.

Investing in Africa property not cheap

2013-10-28 15:17

Sanlam's Africa real estate fund provides a platform for investors to tap the growth potential of the sub-Saharan African real estate market.


There is increasing investment interest in art, says CEO of Sanlam Private Investments Daniel Kriel at the launch of the exhibition of the SPI National Portrait Award 2013.

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Sanlam wants bigger stake in Malawi, Zambia

2013-10-11 14:28

Sanlam Emerging Markets is in discussions with Nico Holdings for the acquisition of a stake in the general insurance operations in Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Free State entrepreneur wins big

2013-09-04 13:00

The winners of the 2013 Sanlam/Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year competition have been announced and a Free State finalist came out tops.

Sanlam expects 40% profit surge

2013-08-13 12:20

Sanlam says it expects headline earnings per share for the six months to end-June to exceed those of the previous corresponding period by 35-45%.

Marikana brings victory for journalist

2013-07-18 13:43

The top financial journalists in South Africa were honoured in the latest Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism.

Four ways to save towards prosperity

2013-07-16 17:10

For many it is hard to find cash and motivation to save due to increasing costs and high debt levels, but there are smart ways to make hard-earned money grow.

Sanlam writes R49bn in new business

2013-06-05 14:47

Sanlam says its new business volumes have increased by 30% at R49bn in the four months to end-April.

Santam, Sanlam satisfy customers most

2013-04-05 14:42

South Africans are most satisfied with the customer service provided in the insurance sector with Santam and Sanlam emerging as industry leaders, a poll shows.

Sanlam seals Malaysian deal

2012-12-10 16:07

Sanlam has given its first step into South East Asia by concluding an agreement to acquire 49% of a Malaysian short term insurer.


Warning against overreaction to banks' downgrade

2014-08-19 18:53

Moody's was too late in downgrading African Bank and now overreacted in downgrading Capitec as a result, says Kokkie Kooyman of Sanlam Investment Management Global.

OneRandMan inspires budgeting advice

2014-07-27 15:55

Fin24 has been following the OneRandMan closely during Savings Month. Now we ask a Sanlam expert to give advice on a few questions related to his story.

Debarred Old Mutual adviser opens can of worms

2014-07-01 07:42

When Old Mutual debarred one of its award-winning advisers and a few months later started legal proceedings to get back a joining bonus it opened a can of worms.

Fear of failure part of entrepreneur's journey

2014-06-26 13:56

The fear of failure is a common occurrence in any entrepreneur’s journey, but by nature entrepreneurs are to a degree risk takers, says an expert.

Young entrepreneurs must be realistic

2014-06-11 05:00

It is crucial to bridge the gap between young people's entrepreneurial aspirations and the reality of establishing a business, warns an expert.

Sanlam grows micro-ensurance footprint

2014-06-06 14:46

Sanlam Emerging Markets has acquired a stake in UK-based micro-insurance provider MicroEnsure.

Partnership to fast track entrepreneurs

2014-05-15 18:35

Sanlam has announced an enterprise development partnership with the Association of Savings and Investment South Africa.

Sanlam eyes African acquisitions

2014-04-08 15:25

Sanlam plans to conclude three or four acquisitions in African countries this year as it chases faster-growing markets, a senior official says.

Sanlam BEE deal delivers R15bn in value

2014-03-23 13:31

Thousands of South Africans are expected to benefit from one of South Africa's most successful BEE deals to date.

Sanlam has R4bn war chest for acquisitions

2014-03-06 11:18

Insuere Sanlam says it has a R4bn kitty for acquisitions in Africa and Asia this year, after purchasing businesses worth R2.5bn in 2013.

Pravin's predicament

2014-02-27 13:37

The budget placed the finance minister in a tight spot, says Jac Laubscher.

Impact of interest rate hike on retirees

2014-02-03 15:50

While in the past an interest rate hike would have been positive for retirees, the impact on their investments today is less clear, according to an expert.

Madiba provided moral compass - Sanlam

2013-12-09 10:54

The Sanlam group chief executive says former president Nelson Mandela’s leadership impacted not only the socio-political aspects of the country's transition, but it also gave direction to the South African economy.

EFF members crap on Sanlam Cape Town

2013-10-25 13:40

Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters have been arrested in Cape Town for throwing faeces at the Sanlam head office in Bellville.

Investment interest in art grows - Sanlam

2013-10-24 16:05

There is increasing investment interest in art, says CEO of Sanlam Private Investments Daniel Kriel at the launch of the exhibition of the SPI National Portrait Award 2013.

New businesses boost Sanlam earnings

2013-09-05 10:28

Life insurer Sanlam has posted a 43% jump in first-half earnings, propelled by earnings from its new acquisitions in Malaysia and India.

Sanlam raises R1.16bn

2013-08-21 13:11

Financial services giant Sanlam has raised R1.16bn through a 10-year subordinated bond issue paying a coupon of 8.7%, Barclays Africa Group says.

Bust firm: Big firms had exposure

2013-07-25 17:21

Three of South Africa's biggest financial services firms had exposure to the engineering firm First Tech (First Strut), which is going bust.

Life cover now for HIV positive people

2013-07-18 10:11

Sanlam has become the first major insurer in South Africa to offer standard life cover to people living with HIV.

How important is the exchange rate?

2013-07-03 08:24

Should exchange rate stability be part of central banks’ responsibility with regard to macro-prudential regulation, asks economist Jac Laubscher.

Sanlam CEO: Remove business barriers

2013-04-10 12:02

SA's financial services industry will not flourish if regulation does not ensure level playing fields and remove unnecessary barriers to doing business‚ says Sanlam's CEO.

Sanlam appoints top executive

2013-03-14 13:11

Financial services group Sanlam has appointed Themba Gamedze as the chief executive for strategic projects.

Sanlam ups stake in Indian firm by R1bn

2013-02-22 14:02

Insurance group Sanlam has acquired a further 3.7% in Indian firm Shriram Transport Finance Company for nearly R1bn, raising its stake to about 10%.

Sanlam to acquire 49% of POB

2012-11-26 17:01

Sanlam announced that it has received approval from Bank Negara Malaysia to acquire a 49% shareholding in a Malaysian short term insurer.

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