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South Africa Insurance Industry - Governance, Risk and Compliance

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  • 132 Pages
  • January 2023
  • Region: South Africa
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 3341332
This report is the result of extensive research into the insurance regulatory framework in South Africa.

It provides detailed analysis of the insurance regulations for life, property, motor, liability, personal accident and health, and marine, aviation and transit insurance. The report specifies various requirements for the establishment and operation of insurance and reinsurance companies and intermediaries.

The report brings together the analyst's research, modeling and analysis expertise, giving insurers access to information on prevailing insurance regulations, and recent and upcoming changes in the regulatory framework, taxation and legal system in the state. The report also includes the scope of non-admitted insurance in the South Africa.

The report provides insights into the governance, risk, and compliance framework pertaining to the insurance industry in South Africa, including:

  • An overview of the insurance regulatory framework in South Africa.
  • The latest key changes, and changes expected in the country’s insurance regulatory framework.
  • Key regulations and market practices related to different types of insurance product in the country.
  • Rules and regulations pertaining to key classes of compulsory insurance, and the scope of non-admitted insurance in the country
  • Key parameters including licensing requirements permitted foreign direct investment, minimum capital requirements, solvency and reserve requirements, and investment regulations.
  • Details of the tax and legal systems in the country.

Key Highlights

  • The PA and FSCA regulate the South African insurance industry.
  • The placement of non-admitted insurance is permitted only with an approval from the FSCA, provided no domestic insurer is providing such insurance at equitable terms.
  • 100% FDI is permitted in the South African insurance industry.
  • The key classes of compulsory insurance include third-party liability insurance for commercial flight operators, workers’ compensation, insurance against oil pollution for tankers over 2,000 tons, clinical trials liability insurance for injury and damage and environmental liability insurance.
  • Composite insurance is prohibited in South Africa. However, composite reinsurance is permitted.


  • The report covers details of the insurance regulatory framework in South Africa.
  • The report contains details of the rules and regulations governing insurance products and insurance entities.
  • The report lists and analyzes key trends and developments pertaining to the country's insurance regulatory framework.
  • The report analyzes the rules and regulations pertaining to the establishment and operation of insurance businesses in the country.
  • The report provides details of taxation imposed on insurance products and insurance companies.

Reasons to Buy

  • Provides FAQ-style analytical insights comprising 129 knowledge elements on insurance compliance applicable to the country.
  • Gain insights into the insurance regulatory framework in the South Africa.
  • Track the latest regulatory changes, and expected changes impacting the South African insurance industry.
  • Gain detailed information about the key regulations governing the establishment and operation of insurance entities in the country.
  • Understand key regulations and market practices pertaining to various types of insurance product.

Table of Contents

  • South Africa
  • Legislation Overview
  • Supervision and Control
  • Legislation
  • Compulsory Insurance
  • Non-Admitted Insurance Regulations
  • Company Registration and Operation
  • License
  • Foreign Direct Investment / Ownership
  • Minimum Capital Requirements
  • Solvency Margins
  • Reserve Requirements
  • Statutory Return Requirements
  • Fee Structure
  • Taxation
  • Tax on Insurance Premium
  • Corporate Income Tax
  • Corporate Capital Gains Tax
  • Value Added Tax
  • Legal System
  • Policy Practice

List of Tables
  • South Africa - Maximum remuneration payable for binder functions
  • South Africa - Maximum cost of credit life insurance
  • South Africa - Corporate Tax Rates for the Financial Year 2023
  • South Africa - SASRIA Annual and Monthly Premium Rates
  • Commission Rates for Health Insurance Policy