About Us

"Life is too short not to be world class"

Gerhard de Bruin, CEO

Global Market Security

With Camargue, insureds and brokers have access to excellent quality paper by way of international spread of risk and unsurpassed financial strength. We are excited to offer access to this global market security through our partners and niche insurance products.

Lloyd’s is the world’s specialist insurance and reinsurance market. 

With expertise earned over centuries, Lloyd’s is the foundation of the insurance industry and the future of it. Led by expert underwriters and brokers who cover more than 200 territories, the Lloyd’s market develops the essential, complex and critical insurance needed to underwrite human progress. 

Backed by diverse global capital and excellent financial ratings, Lloyd’s works with a global network to grow the insured world – building resilience for businesses and local communities and strengthening economic growth around the world.For over 325 years, Lloyd’s have offered a market for pooling and spreading of risk. As the world’s specialist insurance and reinsurance market, Lloyd’s protects your interests, promotes economic growth and underwrites human progress.

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participating lloyd's syndicates

Bryte Insurance Company Limited is the premier, proactive commercial risk specialist in Southern Africa. Applying our unparalleled sector insights, proven expertise and foresight, we partner with customers and brokers to protect their businesses and improve their risk profile across the continent.

Bryte Insurance Company Limited’s operations in South Africa and Botswana are recent additions to the Fairfax Financial Holdings portfolio. Fairfax is a company based in Toronto, Canada and through its subsidiaries, is engaged in property and casualty insurance, and reinsurance and investment management. Bryte Insurance Company Limited approaches customer risk with purpose, proactively working with brokers and clients to enable better risk decisions.

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Compass Insurance Company Limited is wholly owned by Hannover Reinsurance Africa Limited, which is a 100% owned subsidiary of Hannover Ruck SE (Germany).

Compass Insurance Company Limited have provided specialist short-term insurance solutions since 1994. With an in depth understanding of the local market, and powerful partnerships, Compass Insurance Company Limited strive to be the most attractive and consistent long-term partner for their selected Underwriting Managers.

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Credit Ratings


  • Standard & Poor's: A+ (Stable)
  • Fitch Ratings: AA- (Stable)
  • A.M. Best: A (Excellent)

Bryte Insurance Company Limited:

  • GCR: A+ (ZA)(Stable+)

Compass Insurance Company Limited:

  • GCR: AA (ZA)(Stable)

A Unique, Client-Centered Approach to Insurance Risk Solutions

As Underwriting Managers, we perform binder functions on behalf of our insurers. We are a registered Financial Services Provider (FSP licence number: 6344) for short-term insurance products. We act as an intermediary by offering insurance and reinsurance products to customers through brokers.

We may bind limits up to R300m on our binders and source over
R1bn at Lloyd’s.

  • 2001
    The year our firm was founded.
  • 1,300+
    Brokerages signed on our books
  • 2600+
    Brokers trained in 2020
  • 30+
    Honours students we've sponsored at WITS
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