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About Safrican

It is the things that we do over and over again that define our purpose. These small actions are defining moments, they formulate our human stories and define our Legacy.

Safrican is a respected life insurer with a footprint in South Africa and a subsidiary in Swaziland. Safrican has over 2 million principle lives covered and more than 7 million lives assured, The Company has grown from strength to strength since 2004.

  • Safrican Insurance Company began as a burial society in 1932 in Sophiatown. It was founded as an answer to the community’s need for a dignified and lasting tribute for their departed loved ones, at very affordable rate, and today is one of the leading funeral underwriters in South Africa.
  • It is a Credible BEE Level 1 Company.
  • The majority of our employees grew up in a stokvel culture, we believe that no one knows our markets as intimately as we do.
  • The township and rural areas’ dynamics of funeral is something we do not theorize about but know very well indeed.

We want to partner with you so that you can Live your legacy.

Our History


Phindile Riba is appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the company


Safrican merges with African Rainbow Life


Safrican receives R1 billion in premium income in a year


Safrican establishes operations in Swaziland (Eswatini)


Founded as a Burial Society in Sophiatown

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