SHA provides a range of niche insurance solutions
Broadform Liability, Recall & Guarantee, EPL, Financial Loss
Professional Indemnity, Cyber, Single Project PI
ACCIDENT & HEALTH
Personal Accident, Kidnap & Ransom and Prize Indemnity
Financial Institutions, Crime, Civil Liability, Directors & Officers
Motor Fleet Insurance, Spillage & Cleanup, Passenger Liability
Social Media Liability, Online Quoting, Pocket Underwriter
Our specialist product range is extensive
- Public, Products, Inefficacy, Employers, Pure Econom...
- Accidental Death, Permanent Disability, Income...
- Crime & Civil Liability for Financial Institutions...
- Errors & Omissions, Dishonesty, Fee Recovery...
CYBER CRIME AND LIABILITY
- 1st and 3rd Party Cover, Professional
- 1st and 3rd Party Cover, Spillage, Pass...
KIDNAP AND RANSOM
- Reimbursement of Ransom, Crisis Consultants...
PI & CGL
- PI and Liability Coverage for Single Projects...
- Dishonesty, Fraudulent Acts of Employees...
DIRECTORS & OFFICERS
- Defence of Allegations of Breaches of Fiduciary Duties
- Hole-in-One cover, Contests, Score Predictions...
- Unfair Dismissal, Discrimination, Sexual Harassment...
- Site Based, Emergency Clean-Up, Delictual Liability...
SOCIAL MEDIA LIABILITY
- Defamation and Invasion of Privacy on Social Media
SHA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Santam Limited. Santam is a level 3 BBBEE company and the largest short term insurer in South Africa. SHA underwrites business exclusively on behalf of Santam.
SHA is the largest niche underwriting manager in Southern Africa offering the widest range of products and underwriting capacity of up to one billion Rand on selected risks. Stalker Hutchison & Associates was founded in 1985 by Angus Hutchison and Tony Stalker as a local Broad Form Liability alternative to the Lloyd’s of London market. In 2008, a merger with the Admiral Underwriting Group gave birth to the current entity Stalker Hutchison Admiral (Pty) Ltd (SHA).
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We are proud of our long standing association with majority of the top companies listed on the JSE
Our product range is geared up to protect the SME all the way up to the mega-corporate organisation
We employ a large team of specialists in our claims area, many of whom have legal qualifications or are admitted attorneys. This assures that our clients always get the most professional casualty claims service.
After 30 years we've seen most risks and our team of experienced underwriters are well positioned to tailor-make niche insurance solutions for any sized business across a diverse range of industries
Read our recent press releases
There are 5 main operating units within SHA, each with a bouquet of specialist products at their disposal. It’s not always easy to figure out what each unit has to offer. You”ll find a series of 5 videos here, each no longer than 2 minutes where some of the team members give you their “elevator pitch”… VISIT[…]
SHA is conducting an online niche insurance survey. We’ll be publishing the results in our July publication and its a great opportunity to see how your views as a broker stack up against your colleague’s across the industry. We’d be really grateful if you gave it a go! The survey is completely anonymous so please answer[…]
Any professional who offers advice or a delivers a service in exchange for a fee should have adequate Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance in place to provide them with financial protection should they unintentionally cause a loss to another party during the performance of their professional duties. This is according to Junior Maphalala, Underwriter: Professional Indemnity[…]
The 3rd Insurance Young Guns (IYG) event was hosted and sponsored by SHA on the 25thof May 2017. The event took place at HintHunt in Illovo with a total of 30 participants. The day started with a discussion forum focusing on Leadership vs Management, the value of Diversity in the workplace and Tips on Making[…]
It was recently reported that the terror group Boko Haram is planning to kidnap western foreign workers in Nigeria in order to raise ransom money, according to the UK Telegraph. South African businesses with employees travelling to African countries must not only ensure that their employees are always safe when travelling, but to also have[…]
The fresh ransomware attack of unprecedented proportions, estimated to have impacted at least 100 countries, and affecting massive global organisations such as FedEx, Britain’s national health and the German rail network has highlighted the severe implications of cybercrime attacks on businesses. As companies all over the world, including South Africa scramble to ensure their IT[…]
Liability insurance is vastly different from any other type of insurance available in the commercial market. This is mainly due to the fact that it is much easier to quantify the value of an asset for short term insurance purposes, as opposed to estimating the cost and or damages of possible litigation against the business.[…]
In November this year, SHA re-appointed Hendre Horne to its board. Horne was first appointed to the SHA Board in 2011, but resigned from it in June 2015 whilst he was seconded to Sanlam’s head office in the Western Cape. This short 6 month secondment involved establishing a Short Term Insurance distribution channel for Santam, within[…]
A video depicting a shark breaking the barriers of the cage while a person was inside it during a shark cage diving excursion has recently gone viral on social media. The video depicts a fairly unusual event but does highlight the importance of proper liability coverage for any business operating in the hospitality sector. This[…]
Mwenda de Jenga is the Head of FI underwriting at SHA. She’s spent most of her free time over the past 2 years, working on her MBA. As part of the MBA programme at Wits, students have to attend a compulsory global study tour. “There were various options that students could choose from: China, Mauritius,[…]
On the 14th December 2016, our two learners, Tlangi Masango and Thato Sebola delivered their end of year presentations in front of their peers and mentors at Santam in Sandton. It’s a pretty nerve wracking process for all the learners with many having to conquer the fear of public speaking before they get into the[…]
It’s that time of year when many flock to the stores in the hope of securing the perfect gift, or the ultimate bargain. Unfortunately, not every purchase results in a satisfied customer, and a few people will be left feeling short changed and cheated by suppliers or even physically injured by products they’ve bought. By February[…]
Renewing a liability insurance policy can be a complicated process mainly because brokers generally need to get their client to complete an application form before the terms for the forthcoming period will be released. Most people dread completing such cumbersome forms and feel like it is a waste of their time, especially if the client’s[…]
Odett van Jaarsveld, the Head of our PI and Single Projects underwriting team shares some of her thoughts about the opportunities for brokers in this sector. According to Statistics SA, gross domestic product (GDP) from construction in South Africa averaged 51,407.83 ZAR Million from 1960 until 2016, reaching an all-time high of 109,411.71 ZAR Million[…]
Market Notice to SHA Intermediaries A strategic decision was taken earlier this year to move SHA’s motor claims administration to Santam from 1 April 2016. Through feedback from – and representations by our intermediaries and clients, it has become clear that they prefer to deal directly on their claims issues. As a company we believe[…]
This piece was written by Stefani Norman. Stef is the PA to our CEO Gareth Beaver. This followed her term as Sanlam PA of the year in 2015. On 21 July 2016 I presented at the Sanlam Group PA Forum. I gave feedback on my year as the Sanlam Group PA of the Year 2015. […]
Our Financial Director, Lisa du Plessis published this article about the actual value of “Value Statements” in the Santam magazine recently.
A study by World Wide Worx and Fuseware has revealed that Facebook is being used by about 13 million South Africans, which is a quarter of the country’s population. All these people have the means to write, publish and circulate articles and video recordings faster than newspapers and television stations. This uptake in social media[…]
David Orapeleng Seroalo – 01 July 1963 – 5 November 2016 With very heavy hearts, we say goodbye to a beloved friend and colleague, David Orapeleng Seroalo, who has been part of the SHA family for almost a decade. David will fondly be remembered by SHA staff as a fun-loving, friendly man who was always[…]
On behalf of the board of SHA I am pleased to announce that with effect from Thursday, 01 September 2016, Gareth Beaver has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of SHA, a subsidiary of Santam Limited. Gareth is a qualified CA. He has been on the Centriq Exco as the CEO since 2012, after having[…]