Sanlam is a diversified financial services group operating across a number of selected global markets.
Sanlam Corporate joins the Finance Indaba Network as a Silver Partner
Employee benefits company, Sanlam Corporate, joins Finance Indaba Network.
Revolutionising customer engagement using conversational AI solutions
FinChatBot CEO Antoine Paillusseau: Personalised conversational AI solutions can assist and outshine human interaction.
Santam CFO Hennie Nel on always chasing change
Hennie says that there’s a huge amount of change and vibrancy in the Santam business.
Raisibe Morathi reveals what drove her to accept the Vodacom CFO role
In an exclusive interview with CFO.co.za, Raisibe says she's looking forward to Vodacom's youthfulness.
Sanlam Group appoints acting CFO Wikus Olivier as group executive of strategy
Wikus's appointment will support Sanlam's reviewed strategy with effect from 1 October 2020.
Webinar reveals that the focus of retirement funds has shifted to engaging individuals
Members are looking at retirement fund suspensions and financial literacy for survival during lockdown.
Abigail Mukhuba believes there's no better time to be stepping into the role of Sanlam FD
She sees the challenge of the new role as promoting more flexibility, adaptability and agility.
AngloGold Ashanti CFO Christine Ramon appointed to State-Owned Enterprises Council
The new council will be responsible for supporting government in repositioning state-owned enterprises.
Marketing leaders find common ground during first-ever Community Conversation
Hosted by CFO & CHRO SA, top marketers discussed the power of presence with expert Lori Milner.
Sun International's Norman Basthdaw nominated for 2020 CFO Awards
Norman has worked in a variety of sectors, ranging from banking to hospitality.
Sanlam has a strong start to the year, despite Covid-19
With a pandemic reserve and R8 billion invested in zero-cost collars, Sanlam still to pay dividends.
Sanlam appoints Abigail Mukhuba as new FD
The company has also announced the appointment of new CEO Paul Hanratty.
Motsepe family joins Ruperts and Oppenheimers in donating R1 billion to Covid-19 fight
The contribution is in partnership with the Motsepe Foundation, African Rainbow Minerals and Sanlam.
CFO and CHRO communities are stepping up in the time of Covid-19
CFO South Africa MD Joël Roerig on finding new ways to bring executives together during social isolation.
Liberty now in slow growth phase since implementing 2017 turnaround strategy
CFO Yuresh Maharaj: Liberty's SA retail business had recorded a high number of early lapses.
Finance Meets HR Summit reveals: Finance and HR need to get into bed together
When you put people and finance together, you can create beautiful value for business.
Who will be the CEO's co-pilot of the future - the CFO or CHRO?
At the Finance Meets HR Summit, leading executives take a look at how finance and HR are #StrongerTogether.
Virtual CFOs (Part 3): Disrupting a conservative market
Virtual or remote CFOs are using specialist software and cloud solutions to deliver services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. But as their automated solutions free up the business to focus on strategy and growth, could they be creating a model for the CFO of the future - regardless of organisational size? Beth Amato spoke to three virtual CFOs to learn how they are shaping the future of finance.
CFOs talk technology and disruption at exclusive CFO dinners
CFOs need to be adaptable, agile and forward-thinking in order to weather the storm and stay relevant.
Adore your customer: CFO Dinner guests drill down to the essence of disruption
Cape CFOs enjoyed great dinner and discussion, with insights from Capitec CFO André du Plessis.
South Africa's Top 30 most valuable brands exhibit resilience and customer focus
Standard Bank, FNB and Castle top the BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable South African Brands 2019 ranking.
Wikus Olivier steps in as acting CFO of Sanlam
Wikus will be taking over from Heinie Werth until a permanent group FD has been appointed.
M&A Roundup: MTN to offer Sanlam insurance products while Naspers expands into Asia
Also making headlines is Emira Property Fun buying SA Corporate Real Estate and Ethiopia.
Busisiwe Mavuso becomes the new Business Leadership South Africa CEO
She will be taking over from Bonang Mohale, who has taken a new directory role at Bidvest.
M&A Roundup: Patrice Motsepe, Shell and MAS Real Estate make bold moves
Also: Telecommunications industry set for M&A activity and American Tower acquires Eaton Towers.
Nampak CFO Glenn Fullerton's remarkable journey to recovery after a cycling accident
"Never say die" is Nampak CFO Glenn Fullerton's approach to life. It served him well when he was told he would never return to work after a debilitating cycling accident in 2013. But this indomitable professional rose again to head up the finances of Africa's largest packaging company. Georgina Guedes chatted to him about how he got there and what he has learnt along the way.
18 outstanding nominees. Who will be South Africa's 2019 CFO of the year?
The votes are in. South Africa's CFO of the Year 2019 will be revealed on 15 May.
Mr Price Group first retail group to list on A2X
Mr Price Group has announced its listing on the A2X exchange and will start trading from 2 May.
Reimagine the Customer summit: Executives agree the best approach is back to basics
Customers are responsible for revenue and growth, and must remain at the centre of the business.
Sanlam chairperson Johan van Zyl moves to calm shareholders by stepping down
This comes after shareholder concerns about the independence of some of Sanlam's long-serving non-executive directors.
Summit attendees are excited to tackle reimagining the customer
Insightful perspectives on the customer are drawing CFOs, CHROs and CMOs to the Cape Town summit.
Top 5 wealthiest South Africans on the Forbes's annual Rich List for 2019
Forbes has published its annual Rich List, featuring five South Africans among the world's wealthiest.
Busy day: Standard Bank, Sanlam and MTN deliver 2018 results
The banking, insurance and telecoms companies have released their annual financial year-end results.
Santam: Hennie Nel
Hennie Nel has been the chief financial officer of Santam since 17 September 2012.
Climate Fund Managers: Lindsey Ord
Lindsey Ord has been the chief financial officer at Climate Fund Managers since December 2018.
CFO and CHRO Summit Cape Town: Put the customer at the centre of your business
Capitec CFO André du Plessis will be sharing his customer-centric view at the summit.
Flashback: CFO of the Year Award 2016 winner Reeza Isaacs
Woolworths Holdings CFO Reeza Isaacs won the CFO of the Year Award in 2016.
Raisibe Morathi: Set yourself a goal and you'll probably achieve it
Whether she's running Nedbank Group finance or a marathon, Raisibe Morathi gets the job done.
Sydney Mbhele new Sanlam CE: Brand along with other appointments
Sanlam announced the appointment of Sydney Mbhele and other new members to its executive committee.
Hennie Nel nominated for CFO Awards 2019
Santam CFO Hennie Nel has been nominated for the CFO Awards 2019.
Climate Fund Managers appoints Lindsey Ord as CFO
Lindsey was integral in the establishment of Climate Fund Managers and will now head up finance.
M&A Roundup: Sanlam, Master Drilling, BHP Billiton and more
From Sanlam's B-BBEE expansion to BHP Billiton's Canadian exploration, these are this week's headline deals.
Patrice Motsepe's ARC assumes control of TymeDigital
South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe's African Rainbow Capital is set to acquire 90% of TymeDigital for an undisclosed sum
Incredible value and innovation at SA's first ever CFO Journey
South Africa's first ever CFO Journey was dubbed the country's best ever event for finance executives by the 20 leaders attending the 24-hour programme around innovation and value creation.
CFO Journey: finance leaders learn about hope, innovation and value creation
The first ever CFO Journey, a two-day programme designed to touch the brains and hearts of finance leaders, was off to a great start with 20 top CFOs learning and networking together.
Growthpoint to list on A2X
On 18 July 2018, Growthpoint Properties will list on A2X, the first property listing on the exchange.
Sun International: Norman Basthdaw
Norman Basthdaw has been the Chief Financial Officer of Sun International since 24 March 2017.
STRATO IT Group: Mervyn Coopen
Mervyn Coopen has been the Financial Director of STRATO IT Group since January 2013.
Purple Group takes revenue hit
Investment holding company Purple Group has reported a decline in revenue of 8% to R34 million in the six months to end-February
Sanlam lists on A2X
One of SA's oldest companies, Sanlam, has secured a secondary listing on A2X Markets.
Sanlam raises R5.7 billion to fund SAHAM acquisition
Sanlam has sold new shares worth R5.7 billion to fund its Moroccan acquisition.
Glacier: Ignatius Hagglund
Ignatius Hagglund has been the Head of Finance at Glacier since August 2011.
Woolworths: Reeza Isaacs
Reeza Isaacs has been the Group Finance Director of Woolworths Holdings since 26 November 2013.
Nedbank: Raisibe Morathi
Raisibe Mortahi has been the Chief Financial Officer of Nedbank since 1 September 2009.
Sanlam seals deal that makes it Africa's largest non-banking financial services group
Sanlam's acquisition of SAHAM Finances has a pricetag of R12.5 billion.
RECM & Calibre: Jan van Niekerk
Jan van Niekerk has been the Financial Director of RECM & Calibre since 6 May 2013.
Sanlam: Heinie Werth
Heinie Werth has been Financial Director since October 2016. He is also Non-Executive Director of major Sanlam subsidiaries: Shriram Capital (India), Botswana Insurance Holdings and Sanlam Namibia.
WATCH: ThisIsMe at Finance Indaba 2017
Fica specialist ThisIsMe stormed to victory at the first time of asking in the Innovative Banking category at the African FinTech Awards 2017, hosted at the Finance Indaba Africa at the Sandton Convention Centre in October. The FinTech firm, which has experienced exponential growth over the past year and has already surpassed the notable milestone of one million verifications, also claimed the overall title along with reigning champion Easy Equities.
WATCH: EasyEquities' Carly Barnes at Finance Indaba 2017
EasyEquities, which offers a revolutionary fractional trading platform that has broadened access to stock market investment, retained its title of overall winner of the African FinTech Awards at the Finance Indaba Africa in October. The winner of the InvesTech category, the groundbreaking firm, headed by CEO Charles Savage, this time shared the honours with Fica-focused FinTech ThisIsMe.
I wanted to serve, says Ramasela Ganda, Public Sector CFO of the Year 2017
Earlier this year, Ramasela Ganda won the Public Sector CFO of the Year Award for her incredible accomplishments at Ekurhuleni Municipality. She dedicated the prize to “all public servants that serve us diligently and with honesty” and referred specifically to public sector CFOs who have “lost their lives because they said no to corruption”. Long eschewing a CFO role in the private sector, she left Ekurhuleni at the end of last year and started as CFO: rental and corporate service at Barloworld, which had been courting her for quite a while.
6 greatest pitches of the African FinTech Awards 2017
The African FinTech Awards 2017 ended in a historic tie between ThisIsMe and reigning champion EasyEquities for the title of overall winner, but there were many fascinating pitches during an intense two days at the Finance Indaba Africa at the Sandton Convention Centre on 12 and 13 October.
Retiring wealthy or not at all? InvesTech firms at #afta17
With InvesTech firms redefining the investment sphere and taking the challenge to bloated traditional institutions in terms of solutions, education and platforms, there was naturally a lot of interest in their pitches at the African FinTech Awards. Some big players and familiar foes in the form of EasyEquities, ZAR X and Wealth Migrate went head-to-head on the second morning of Finance Indaba Africa on 13 October 2017.
EasyEquities' "Invest Star" takes centre stage at African FinTech Awards
EasyEquities brand manager Carly Barnes never imagined that she would be on a stage at a finance event or be involved in investment in any shape or form. The purple-haired livewire recounted her journey from being an actress and performer to building the EasyEquities brand and her own portfolio during an extraordinary session at Finance Indaba Africa on 12 October 2017.
South Africa's financials remain positive despite economic failings
The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) recent warning that South Africa's economic vulnerabilities could become more pronounced wasn't good news. Indeed, when the assessment was made in July 2017, it cast a shadow of what's already a turbulent time for the country.
Sanlam takes R100m stake in Easy Equities
JSE-listed financial services provider Purple Group has sold a 30% stake valued at R100 million in its Easy Equities business to Sanlam Investment Holdings in a cash deal. Sanlam will receive a seat on the board as part of the investment.
Kenyan economy grew 5.8 percent last year
According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, Kenya’s economy grew 5.8 percent during 2016, slightly short of forecasts (government officials estimated the economy to have expanded by 5.9 percent), but a little above the 5.7 percent growth it saw during 2015. Moreover, the current account deficit narrowed 11.9 percent in 2016, to 5.2 percent of GDP.
Sanlam expands in East Africa with PineBridge Investments acquisition
Financial services group Sanlam has reached an agreement with asset manager PineBridge Investments, a leading global multi-asset class asset manager, which has operations in Kenya and Uganda, to acquire PineBridge’s majority stake in PineBridge Investments East Africa Limited in Kenya (PIEAL).
Sanlam throws its weight behind ADDaBIT
After just two years of development, online savings platform ADDaBIT has managed to attract the interest of financial services behemoth Sanlam. The basic premise is that users choose what they want for their children – education, gifts, etc – and ask friends and family to contribute whenever they are able. There are no penalties, monthly fees or minimum payments, and users earn a competitive rate of return on their investment.
The Woolworths watershed: Reeza Isaacs, CFO of the Year 2016
“Setting a target, being clear about it and measuring it are some of the key ingredients for my success,” says Reeza Isaacs, group finance director at Woolworths, who was elected CFO of the Year 2016 at the CFO Awards on 12 May. Reeza talks to us about his adventures in Australia, acquiring a new brand, his passion for transformation, and changing the mindset of the business to focus on balance sheet and return on capital.
Finance Indaba programme: The Future of FinTech - #findaba16
The Finance Indaba Africa 2016 is almost upon us and it is time to start looking at what exactly lies ahead at the Sandton Convention Centre on 13 and 14 October 2016. Every day until the event, we will shine a light on the parts of the amazing programme. Today: The Future of FinTech, an exhilarating programme on 13 October 2016.
Sanlam full-year profit mostly unchanged
Sanlam, the largest South Africa-based insurer and which operates in Africa, Europe, the UK, US, India and Malaysia, has seen an increase in full-year profit of just 2.3%.
As growth in SA slows, Santam looks to new markets
Santam, a short-term insurer, intends to concentrate on growing its business in the rest of Africa and Southeast Asia, as low GDP growth in its home market of South Africa translates into minimal growth in insurable assets.
Junior Ngulube appointed CEO of new Sanlam Corporate division
Insurance group Sanlam recently launched a new division called Sanlam Corporate, which will offer its corporate clients a comprehensive employee benefits solution, including life, health and general insurance, financial planning and advice, among other things. The division will be headed by Junior John Ngulube (pictured), former CEO of Munich Reinsurance Company of Africa.
Cash in, cash out - the amazing Fundamo journey
How Hannes van Rensburg’s start-up became a lynchpin of banking in emerging markets
Adriana de Roock, Managing Director Greymatter & Finch: Use reporting to improve business
“As a JSE-listed company you have to spend money on an integrated report. So the best thing you can do as a CFO is to use that money and leverage it to improve the business and to keep your investor network abreast of what your company is planning for the long term,” says Adriana de Roock, Managing Director at Greymatter & Finch.
Hennie Nel, CFO Santam: prospering in tough times
“A tough working environment forces you to innovate and come up with new ideas,” says Hennie Nel, CFO of South Africa’s biggest short-term insurer Santam. After a career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) that began in 1993, Nel moved to Santam last year for a new challenge. In this interview he sheds some light on the switch from consultant to Chief Financial Officer.
Michael van Straten, Financial Director Servest Marine: "Treat one with respect and you will get it back."
Michael van Straten begins our interview with a walking tour of Servest Marine’s operations at Cape Town harbour. Seeing him greet dock workers by name and check on the boats of “the competition”, I’m reminded of my first feeling when I met Michael at the CFO Café some months previous – here was someone who knows his place in the world and makes one feel instantly at ease. Not bad for a man who until last year was working for one of the largest multi-nationals in the world….
Cape Town CFO Round Table: Making IT a Priority
Many South African CFOs and Finance Directors struggle to manage their time properly. IT can lead to many headaches, but can also free up time for the things finance professionals really want to do: look to the future and strategize. That was the conclusion of the participants of the CFO South Africa round table on Tuesday 14 May at The Twelve Apostles Hotel in Cape Town.
CFO South Africa Newsletter May 22nd 2013
Dear CFO South Africa member,
CFO South Africa Newsletter May 8th 2013
Come to the CFO South Africa Cafés in May
Don't miss it! The time for the next CFO South Africa Events is approaching. In May prominent financial professionals and directors will represent Cape Town’s and Johannesburg’s finest companies at the exclusive CFO Round Tables & Cafés on May 14th and 16th respectively.
CFO South Africa Newsletter April 24th 2013
SA's top entrepreneurial competition finalists revealed
The 22 finalists of South Africa's premier entrepreneurial platform, the 2012 Sanlam / Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year® competition, have been announced today.
JSE's most valuable company
British American Tobacco (JSE:BTI), a company that regulators worldwide tried to kill, has become the JSE’s most valuable company with a market capitalisation on March 1 of R765bn. That is 44% more than the value of runner-up BHP Billiton (JSE:BIL), the world’s top mining stock.
Sanlam Benchmark 2020 Insights
On 8 July, Sanlam released its 2020 Benchmark Survey, a comprehensive body of retirement industry research conducted by the group since 1981.
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Sanlam is a South African financial services group headquartered in Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa. It is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the Namibian Stock Exchange and the A2X. Established in 1918 as a life insurance company, Sanlam Group has developed into a diversified financial services business. It's five business clusters comprise Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate and Santam.
The group's areas of expertise include insurance (life and general), financial planning, retirement annuities, trusts, wills, short-term insurance, asset management, risk management and capital market activities, investment and wealth.
Address: Sanlam Head Office 2 Strand Road Bellville, South Africa
Phone: +27 21 947-9111