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Sasria Engineering Cover and Claims update

Sasria SOC Ltd’s core business is the provision of short-term insurance for riots, strikes, terrorism, civil commotion and public disorder to businesses and individuals.

Sasria offers R500 million cover on all classes of business at set rates. Additional cover of R1 billion is available on request: this cover is geared towards Sasria SOC Ltd’s corporate customers and has a different rating structure.

The construction all-risk cover is available on building contracts risks, civil contract risks, contract works, contractors’ all risks, demolition all risks, erection all risks, works damage, plant all risk and plant hire.

The construction risk cover can be either an annual policy or for a specific period, which can be longer or shorter than 12 months. Whenever the period of insurance of an underlying policy is extended and an additional premium is charged in terms of the underlying policy, an additional premium in terms of the Sasria SOC Ltd cover must also be charged, using the same method of calculation.

When a contract is shorter than 12 months and is being extended for a period not more than 3 months and the contract value remains the same, an additional premium may not be charged for Sasria SOC Ltd, if there is no additional premium charged on the underlying policy.

However, if the extension exceeds three months or the value of the contract increases, an additional Sasria SOC Ltd premium must be charged for the extended period, regardless of whether the premium is charged on the underlying policy.

The premium rate is applied to the estimated turnover for the period in the case of annual underlying construction risk policies. In the case of specific contract policies, the premium rate is applied to the value of the contract plus all additional cover sums insured.

The construction risk cover also applies to mobile plant. A mobile plant registered for road use and utilized on public roads can be insured under the motor coupon. If a mobile plant is registered for road use, but will never be utilized on a public road, then it may be insured under the plant all risk coupon. Plant may be insured on a fee basis, declared / agreed value or market value.

Note: Under the construction risk, Sasria SOC Ltd has an annual limit of R500 million per any one contract. Where there are subcontractors involved in the contract, the aggregated limit increases to R550 million per insurance period.

The construction risk is the only section at Sasria that has a deductible and this is set at 0.1% of the specific contract value. The deductible only applies to theft/looting claims and it’s a minimum of R250 with regards to domestic risks and R2, 500 for commercial Risks. The maximum deductible is set at R25, 000 and a flat fee of R1,000 for mobile plant.

Sasria Claims for the year ending 31st March 2017

The 2016/2017 financial year presented the highest loss frequency and severity to date. Claims severity peaked at R924m and claims frequency 2 753. The non-political riot peril; including service delivery, student riots and xenophobia where the main driver for these results.

During the 2016/2017 financial year we experienced a 22% increase in claims frequency and 29% in claims severity, these increases were driven mainly by the losses as a result of students’ riots and service delivery protests.







New claims

2 753

2 252

2 261

1 495

2 182

New claims value

924 806 579

716 332 841

510 676 589

354 808 004

544 353 266


Sasria Contract Works GWP and Claims Report

Sasria Contract Works GWP and Claims Report


For More information contact: 

Tau Letlhogonolo , Customer Relations Manager (Sasria)