We create opportunities that require determination, dedication and the belief that a lot can come from very little – just like wealth creation, a craft that we as a company are more familiar with.
As a diversified financial services player with an extensive footprint in 14 African countries, we take pride in creating an opportunity for international athletes to compete in a global event on the continent, in particular African athletes.
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon (42.2km) is a prestigious global city marathon open to a range of running enthusiasts, from elite athletes to social runners. Along the spectacular route, runners can take in the famous natural beauty of Cape Town’s mountains and sea, as well as many of the city’s great attractions.
Running the marathon is a unique way to experience the gorgeous highlights and the vibrant spirit of one of Africa’s most visited and most celebrated cities. It is an ideal race both for athletes who aim to achieve fast times, and for first-timers who want to finish their inaugural marathon. The route is wheelchair-friendly, and the eight-hour cut-off time can accommodate the social runner.
For more information, visit http://www.capetownmarathon.com/
The amateur golf tournament is a partnership between Sanlam and the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) and has raised more than R33 million since its inception in 1993. Over 36 000 players participate in this countrywide challenge raising money for the nongovernmental organisation which conducts cancer research, educates the public about the disease and provides support to people affected by cancer.
Funds for the organisation are raised by entrance fees to the Sanlam Cancer Challenge and donations are made to CANSA during the tournament.
For more information visit http://www.sanlamcancerchallenge.co.za/
Dating back to 1892, the South African Men’s Amateur Golf Championship is a premier event on the South African Golf Association calendar.
The championship, which has offered many high-profile golfers their first step into professional golf, starts with a 36-hole qualifier, in which 168 players compete. On conclusion of the qualifier, the 64 leading players go into a match play competition to determine the champion.
For more information visit http://www.saga.co.za/
Sanlam has been the title sponsor of the Sanlam South African Women’s Amateur Championship since 2004.
The championship is Women’s Golf South Africa’s premier event and through sponsoring it, Sanlam has helped to enhance the image of women’s golf and has contributed to the significant growth of the sport over recent years.
For more information visit http://www.womensgolfsa.co.za/
The South African Golfing Ambassadors Society (SAGES) is a society for golfers over the age of 50 years who are members of affiliated golf clubs. The Sanlam SAGES National Golf Tournament attracts the country’s top 360 players from this group.
SAGES raises more than R300 000 for prostate cancer awareness every year and the Sanlam SAGES National Golf Tournament is the ideal way to get involved.
For more information visit http://www.sagesseniorgolfers.co.za/
Do you suspect that a future Bafana Bafana star is sitting in one of your classrooms right now, simply hoping for an opportunity to shine? Or can your school benefit from infrastructure improvements, new equipment or books? Then the Sanlam Kay Motsepe Schools Cup is just the thing for you!
The Sanlam Kay Motsepe Schools Cup is an initiative co-funded by Sanlam, the Ubuntu-Botho Community Development Trust and the Motsepe Family Foundation. It is the biggest schools soccer sponsorship with the largest prize money in the history of South African schools soccer.
Any South African high school, whether in a rural or urban area, can take part in the tournament.
In order to make a tangible difference to the students of the winning school and their immediate communities, the Sanlam Kay Motsepe Schools Cup’s prizes for provincial and national winners are not paid out in cash but instead include items that promote a culture of effective learning and teaching such as:
In addition, a maximum of R15 000 may be set aside for a celebration event (tender processes to be followed).
For more information contact Sanlam’s Sponsorships team.
The Sanlam Cape Mile is an exciting and innovative open water swim that takes place on 14 February at the Grabouw County Club, Eikenhof Dam, Grabouw. This event will give the Western Cape residents and keen swimmers from around the country the chance to take part in a mass swim that is ideal for the whole family.
There are two distances to choose from: the mile event (1.6km) or the 500m event. Families are encouraged to come and support their loved ones and join in for a day filled with swimming, live entertainment and a great atmosphere.
For more information, visit http://www.stillwatersports.com