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.

Sanlam eyes Malaysian acquisition

2012-09-06 10:18

Financial services group Sanlam is in talks for an acquisition in Malaysia, where it could use some of its R4bn in surplus capital, CEO Johan van Zyl says.

Mega retirement fund members score more

2012-07-26 10:39

If you belong to a retirement fund with over 5 000 members, you could end up with up to R800 000 more in benefits when you retire, shows research by Sanlam.

Old Mutual, Sanlam eye JP Morgan unit

2012-01-31 09:17

Insurers Old Mutual and Sanlam are in talks to set up a joint venture to buy JPMorgan's South African fund administation unit, a senior Sanlam executive says.

Sanlam earnings soar

2011-09-08 09:54

Insurer Sanlam has reported a 30% rise in first-half earnings and says it will buy a stake in the financial services arm of its Indian partner Shriram Group.

Telemedicine criticism unfair: doctors body

2011-05-06 14:54

The Hello doctor organisation says it is disappointed by the Health Professions Council of SA, which has condemned it before meeting with it.


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.


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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.

Sanlam may struggle to up Shriram stake

2012-10-02 16:20

It could be difficult for Sanlam to raise its stake in Indian financial services company Shriram to more than 26% in the future, says an analyst.

Sanlam eyes stake in Malaysian insurer

2012-08-13 11:54

Sanlam is considering a stake of up to 49% in Malaysian insurer Pacific & Orient, according to a Malaysian business weekly.

Old Mutual, Sanlam eye JP Morgan unit

2012-01-31 09:17

Insurers Old Mutual and Sanlam are in talks to set up a joint venture to buy JPMorgan's South African fund administation unit, a senior Sanlam executive says.

Old Mutual, Sanlam eye JP Morgan unit

2012-01-31 09:17

Insurers Old Mutual and Sanlam are in talks to set up a joint venture to buy JPMorgan's South African fund administation unit, a senior Sanlam executive says.

Santam first-half profits rise

2011-08-31 16:24

Insurer Santam has posted a 16% rise in first-half profit but says the outlook for the year is muted.

New probe into apartheid era plunder

2011-07-06 22:37

The public protector has decided to pursue allegations that large firms and the Dutch Reformed Church looted R200bn from the apartheid state's coffers.

Finweek journalist scoops top award

2011-05-15 12:03

Veteran writer Vic de Klerk has taken top prize in the Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism for the second time in 32 years.

MTN, Sanlam 'doctors' slammed

2011-05-05 20:43

Companies - including Sanlam and MTN - offering the services of a doctor just a call away are in breach of patients' rights, says the Health Professions Council of SA.

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