South African Insurance Association

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About Us


The South African Insurance Association (SAIA) is the representative body of the short-term insurance industry. It represents the industry to all relevant stakeholders to ensure a sustainable and dynamic industry. SAIA has 59 members, comprising all categories of short-term insurers, including reinsurers. Its members abide by the SAIA Code of Conduct, which ensures adherence to best-practice industry standards and self-regulation.


To promote and represent the interests of the short-term insurance industry, while leading and enhancing the efforts of the industry to become recognised and trusted as an important contributor to the South African economy and society.


  • To encourage fair and ethical treatment of short-term insurance customers
  • To favourably represent the short-term insurance industry in such a way that all stakeholders have trust and confidence in the industry
  • To create an environment in which industry members can share information, debate important and relevant issues, and create a common vision for the short-term insurance industry
  • To create opportunities for the industry and to embark on initiatives that will enhance its image and reputation amongst all stakeholders
  • To promote understanding of short-term insurance to all stakeholders
  • To promote awareness of the industry and its contributions to society and the South African economy


SAIA Media Release: Crime stats- safety tips

SAIA Media Release: Crime stats- safety tips Sep 28, 2016

Take precautions to protect your family and your property: A sustained increase of almost 15% in car hijackings over the last two years and an increase in both residential and business robberies reflected in the recently released national crime statistics are a cause for concern. To address this and help promote preventative safety action on the part of consumers, the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) has responded with safety tips.

Insurance Risks Update

Insurance Risks Update Sep 02, 2016

The objective of the workshop was to identify projects that Business Associations (and their members) could assist the DoT in the implementation of road safety related projects.

From the Desk of the Chief Executive

From the Desk of the Chief Executive Sep 02, 2016

As South Africa continues to grapple with economic growth challenges amid a tough economic environment, the discussion on economic transformation has once again been put under the spotlight. More than ever, there is a growing realisation by the government, business and labour that in order to achieve sustainable economic growth and improve the lives of all South Africans, all role players need to actively drive the economic transformation agenda.

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R80 million Spent on consumer ed.
35% Est. vehicles insured
R102.8 billion Gross written premium
59 Member companies