The South African Insurance Industry Survey 2022

21 September 2022 – KPMG South Africa launched its annual South African Insurance Industry Survey for 2022. 34 non-life insurers, 19 life insurers, and four reinsurers were surveyed. The results indicate that while the reinsurance market in South Africa has had a rough ride, the overall insurance industry has had a better-than-expected year – with strong gains in both the life and non-life sectors. However, there are some very real risks that face the sector over the next year and looking forward, including economic volatility, ever-increasing evidence of climate change, a much-needed focus on ESG reporting, support, and understanding as well as understanding of how to navigate South Africa’s social cohesion challenges.

“It is great to see in this year’s survey that the non-life and life insurers have bounced back nicely after the pandemic and have shown strong recovery at the top and bottom lines – creating a strong base from which the industry is able to enter what seems to be the end of the pandemic,” says Mark Danckwerts, Partner: KPMG Africa insurance practice leader.