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Working at Sanlam

Proudly South African, but with a global outlook, Sanlam has grown to become one of the biggest, established and most respected financial services groups in the country. True to our traditional values, we serve as a beacon of stability, growth and excellence in enabling all South Africans to live their best possible life.

About Sanlam

Sanlam is a household name throughout South Africa. For generations Sanlam has come to represent stability, honesty and traditional values. We believe in an honest day’s work in our pursuit of enabling every South African to fulfill their dreams and leave a legacy.

Our rich, proudly South African heritage embraces a diverse business offering, each united under the Sanlam banner of excellence and ethics, making Sanlam undeniably a great place to work.


Sanlam in a Nutshell

Sanlam is one of the biggest financial services groups in South Africa, employing over 18 000 employees.

  • Global business interests in Africa, India, South East Asia, Australia, USA, UK, Europe and South America.
  • Long, proud history since inception in 1918. Brokered the first BEE deal in South Africa when Metropolitan was sold to a black-controlled consortium in 1993.

The Sanlam Core Values

  • Acting with integrity;
  • Growing shareholder value through innovation and superior performance;
  • Leading with courage;
  • Serving with pride; and
  • Caring because there is respect for one another.

Employment Benefits

At Sanlam we believe in creating and cultivating a positive, energised working environment that gives you every opportunity to achieve success.

A few more compelling reasons for joining Sanlam.

Employee benefits go far beyond financial reward to include comprehensive employee benefits packages and other employment incentives.

  • World class retirement fund with a myriad of additional benefits.
  • Draft your will for free through Sanlam Trust.
  • Free financial advice and education from accredited Sanlam financial advisers.
  • Staff discounts on unit trusts when you invest from as little as R200 per month.
  • Comprehensive leave benefits.

Our Business Divisions

Sanlam was established in South Africa almost 103 years ago and, in recent years, has successfully expanded to 44 countries across the world. Driven by our belief in the African continent and commitment to pan-African values, we have an extensive African footprint that spans across 33 African countries. We have always held true to our purpose of empowering people to live their best possible lives by offering relevant products and services, and empowering communities where we do business. We have a large corporate head office in Bellville, Cape Town, as well as in Sandton, Johannesburg. We offer financial services in five focused expertise areas, namely Insurance, Financial Planning, Retirement, Investments and Wealth. These services are delivered through six business clusters and a Group Office which provides strategic direction, and financial and risk management.

Our Clusters are:

Sanlam Life and Savings
Sanlam Life and Savings (SLS) offers retail and corporate life insurance and investment products in South Africa.

Sanlam Emerging Markets
Sanlam Emerging Markets (SEM) constitutes Sanlam’s financial services offering in emerging markets outside South Africa, with the aim of ensuring sustainable delivery and growth across its various businesses and markets.

Sanlam Investments
Sanlam Investment Group (SIG) provides retail and institutional clients in South Africa and the United Kingdom with access to a comprehensive range of specialised investment management, credit and risk management expertise.

Santam
Sanlam has an effective 60% interest in Santam, which is the leading short-term insurer in South Africa, with a market share of over 20%.

Community and Environment

Supporting, growing and protecting South Africa’s people and environment.

Our commitment to helping South Africans live their best possible lives extends beyond the financial realm of our business and, through many different initiatives; Sanlam actively makes a positive contribution to both our society and the environment.

As a company that is steadfastly proud of its South African heritage, we feel we have a sworn duty to contribute to the upliftment and betterment of South African society as a whole.

Corporate Citizenship

In order to shape the future of the country, we are actively involved in various socio-economic, empowerment, community and environmental initiatives.

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Sponsorships

Through financial partnerships in diverse upliftment and empowerment projects as well as competitions and initiatives, Sanlam is committed to having a positive impact on South Africa beyond the sphere of their day-to-day business.

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