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Dec 10, 2017, 23:13 PM

South Africa and Southern Africa

RGA Reinsurance Company of South Africa Limited

RGA is the only dedicated life reinsurer in the South African market and supports all lines of individual and group life reinsurance, as well as a range of financial solutions. RGA entered the South African life reinsurance market in 1999. Today, RGA is a full-services reinsurer that can meet a wide range of life and health needs. More than 80 full-time employees in South Africa provide support across the entire business lifecycle. RGA’s reputation for quality service and client support is reflected in our industry recognition. In 2019, ceding companies ranked RGA #1 on NMG Consulting’s All Respondent Business Capability Index in South Africa for the tenth consecutive year.

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Office Leadership

  • Tjaart Esterhuyse

    Tjaart Esterhuyse

    Managing Director
    RGA South Africa


RGA Reinsurance Company of South Africa Limited                                                                               

Cape Town Office
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
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

RGA manages one of the largest in-force blocks in the life reinsurance industry with approximately $3.3 trillion of life reinsurance in force. The company’s mortality and morbidity databases are among the largest worldwide.

RGA has one of the most experienced underwriting teams of any reinsurer; the company is the worldwide leader in facultative underwriting, receiving more than 8 million cases since 1979. RGA also offers: 

  • Automated underwriting tools to help your organization underwrite better, faster, and with greater consistency. RGA’s AURA has the strongest underwriting rules service on the market, with thousands of underwriting rules covering impairments, medications, sports, prescription drug histories, avocations and treatments.
  • Global Underwriting Manual, a comprehensive and easy to use underwriting resource. 
  • Benchmarking studies to enable clients to compare underwriting teams with peers throughout the industry. 

Learn more about our facultative and underwriting expertise or meet our team

RGA prides itself on being the most innovative reinsurer in the market. In 2015, a new company, RGA Ventures, was established to further enable us to pursue innovations to the benefit of clients and the market.

At RGA, we believe in the power of shared knowledge.  

  • We help underwriters and actuaries stay abreast of the latest insights, research and trends through conferences and training opportunities. 
  • These include RGA’s Global Learning frameworkas well as newsletters, white papers and articles. 
  • 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.

Visit the Knowledge Center to learn more. 


ReCap Midwest

Dec 10, 2017, 23:13 PM