South Africa and Southern Africa​​​​​​​​
RGA Reinsurance Company of South Africa Limited​​

Tjaart Esterhuyse
Managing Director

About RGA South Africa

We are the only dedicated life reinsurer in the South African market and we support all lines of individual and group life reinsurance business, including financial solutions such as capital-motivated reinsurance and longevity reinsurance to help you manage your capital and risk.

In 2015, cedants ranked RGA #1 on NMG Consulting's Business Capability Index (BCI) in South Africa for the sixth consecutive year.

We have treaties in place with all the major direct life insurance companies in the region with operations in Parktown, Johannesburg and Observatory, Cape Town serving clients in and around these cities, as well as clients in neighboring Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho.

RGA entered the South African life reinsurance market in 1999 and since then we have built upon our core competency of facultative underwriting to include actuarial services, product development and claims management. Our team of 72 full-time associates can provide you with support across the entire lifecycle of your business.

World’s Leading Facultative Underwriter
When it comes to facultative reinsurance​, RGA is the worldwide leader. As a global organization, RGA has received more than 6 million cases since 1979.

A Global In-Force Leader
RGA also manages one of the largest in-force blocks in the life reinsurance industry with approximately $3 trillion of life reinsurance in force. Our mortality and morbidity databases are among the largest worldwide.

Automated Underwriting Tools
We offer several automated underwriting tools that improve time-to-issue and give you the confidence to know you are making the best and most consistent decisions. Our e-Underwriting Solutions include AURA and ASAP.

Hands-On Training for Client Underwriters, Claims Managers and Actuaries
At RGA, we believe in the power of shared knowledge. When you partner with us, we will help your underwriters and actuaries stay abreast of the latest knowledge, research and trends through conferences and training opportunities, including RGA’s Global Underwriting Learning Framework (GULF). We also share our insight and expertise through newsletters, white papers and articles.

Advancing the South Africa and Southern Africa Insurance Industry
We have a strong commitment to the growth and success of the South Africa and Southern Africa insurance industry. Our experts represent and actively participate in several industry societies and associations.

We invite you to contact us to learn more about how we can meet your reinsurance needs — whether you want to bring a new product to market, improve the performance of an existing product or better manage your risk and capital through financial solutions.


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About RGA South Africa
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Useful Links

Global Underwriting Manual (GUM)
e-Underwriting Solutions/AURA​ Global Underwriting Learning Framework (GULF)
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Cape Town Office
RGA Reinsurance Company of
South Africa Limited
7th Floor, The Terraces
Black River Park
2 Fir Street
Observatory, 7925
Cape Town, South Africa
T 27.21.486.1700
F 27.21.486.1800

Johannesburg Office
RGA Reinsurance Company of
South Africa Limited
1st Floor, Sentinel House Sunnyside Office Park
32 Princess of Wales Terrace Parktown. 2193
Johannesburg, South Africa
T 27.11.484.0577
F 27.11.484.0734