In this section, we bring you up to speed with the press coverage BrightRock has received in print-, online- and broadcast media.
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Don’t under-estimate the worth of the non-breadwinner

Many people believe that only the family breadwinner needs to have life, disability and severe illne...

BrightRock’s Schalk Malan on CNBC and eNCA

BrightRock CEO Schalk Malan appeared on two television shows to share consumer tips about recession-...

Estate Planning for New Parents

You are planning to start a family, but how do you ensure that you cover your child’s financial ne...

Vaping, the jury’s out on its long-term effects

For most smokers keen on quitting, the battle is ongoing. And while there is an array of tools, gadg...

Changing the world one #LoveChange laugh at a time!

31 March 2017, Johannesburg – BrightRock, life insurance industry game changer, has partnered with...

BrightRock’s Leopold Malan talks Business Insurance on Classic FM

Executive director Leopold Malan appeared on the station’s Classic Business show, where presen...

Press releases

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Fact sheets


  • BrightRock was started in 2011 by a seasoned team with many years of industry experience. Its aim is to create insurance products that truly meets consumers’ and financial advisers’ needs.
  • BrightRock offers truly individualised life insurance cover that’s built around your specific needs at the outset, and is specially designed to change with you as your needs change. And because BrightRock’s cover is flexible and changes appropriately when your needs change, it’s more efficient. This means both your cover and your premiums remain relevant, and more affordable, throughout your life.
  • The company has the backing of the Lombard Insurance Group. Lombard was established over 20 years ago and operates in the short-term, credit risk and long-term insurance industry, currently holding over R1,3 billion in assets. BrightRock is an underwriting management of Lombard Life Limited and operates under Lombard Life’s existing life licence.
  • BrightRock is headquartered in Johannesburg with regional hubs in the major centres of Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town, and a national distribution footprint through independent financial advisers.

  • BrightRock’s primary reinsurance partner, Munich Re, is the world’s largest reinsurer. With a proud history of over 130 years in reinsurance, Munich Re is an international leader in its field. The group employs around 11 000 people in its reinsurance businesses around the world. In the 2012 financial year, it boasted gross premium income of €28 billion.
  • Industry veteran Miles Japhet is BrightRock’s non-executive chairman. Japhet is involved with various insurance businesses around the world, but is perhaps best known for his 14-year tenure as Hollard MD in the 1980s and ‘90s. Besides being a member of the founding Hollard team, Japhet established Hollard’s life insurance arm in 1993.
  • BrightRock’s founding executives are Sean Hanlon, Leopold Malan, Schalk Malan and Suzanne Stevens.

Media contacts

Jennifer Leppington-Clark
Hill+Knowlton Strategies
011 463 2198
Amanda Spohr
Reputation Management Executive at BrightRock
010 003 2048
082 705 4953
Marthinus Jansen van Vuuren
Content Specialist at BrightRock
010 003 2108
071 116 0820