Did you know that The Suid-Afrikaanse Nasionale Trust en Assuransie Maatskappy (South African National Trust and Assurance Company Limited) was established in 1918? One month after that, South African Life Assurance Company (Sanlam) was established as a full subsidiary of Santam. The difference, you ask? While Sanlam focused on life assurance, Santam focused on short term insurance. Santam is South Africa’s largest and oldest insurer and has also been ranked as the leader in customer satisfaction. With an overall rating of 81 points out of 100, they are South African’s most trusted car insurance company. Not only does Santam offer vehicle, home and business insurance but extensive specialist insurance products too.