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Dec 10, 2017, 23:11 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 100 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 2021, ceding companies ranked RGA #1 on NMG Consulting’s All Respondent Business Capability Index in South Africa for the 12th consecutive year.

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Office Leadership

  • Michael Porter

    Michael Porter

    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

Johannesburg Office
1st Floor, Sentinel House
Sunnyside Office Park
32 Princess of Wales Terrace 
Parktown, 2193
Johannesburg, South Africa
T 27.11.484.0577

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 Learning Gateway 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.  


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: 

  • Global Underwriting Manual, a comprehensive and easy to use underwriting resource. 
  • AURA NEXTa decision-management platform powered by RGA's underwriting and analytics expertise. Realize the significant benefits of fast, flexible, and reliable automated underwriting.
  • 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

The South Africa office is a major driver of innovation in life insurance and our office works closely with RGAX, our transformation business unit, to help our clients identify and bring innovations to market. In recent years we have accelerated a wide variety of life insurance-specific innovation initiatives, including high-performance smartphone journeys, rapid deployment and high engagement wellness solutions and new customer focused, digital-centric life insurance propositions.
RGA manages one of the largest in-force blocks in the life reinsurance industry with approximately $3.5 trillion of life reinsurance in force. The company’s mortality and morbidity databases are among the largest worldwide.

ReCap Southeast

Dec 10, 2017, 23:11 PM