Our History

Botswana Life Insurance Limited (Botswana Life) is Botswana’s longest servicing and only home-grown life insurer. Established in 1975, Botswana Life has a proud 46-year history and is a subsidiary of the renowned Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) listed Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL) Group. As an icon in Botswana, Botswana Life has become synonymous with life insurance in the country and as a trusted partner to Batswana.

At Botswana Life, we provide financial solutions that make a positive difference in the lives of our clients and employees. We are committed to creating a world where everyone is financially secure and can walk tall in confidence that we have them covered. Botswana Life provides long-term insurance solutions for individuals and groups, such as life insurance, retirement annuities and investment policies and of recent estate planning bouquet through its recently launched subsidiary, Botswana Life Fiduciary Services (BLFS).

Botswana Life estimated market share of over 71% has been built over time through hard work, resilience and a keen interest in sustainability and creating value. The Company is currently managing a file size of over 304,000 policies and has an Annual Recurring Premium in excess of P1.8 Billion as at 2021. Botswana Life is proud of its contribution towards employment creation, currently employing over 600 direct agents, 1000 sub-agents (employed by brokers) and 450 employees. With over 11,000 people receiving their monthly pensions from Botswana Life, the company is definitely amongst the largest, if not the leading payer, of occupational pension benefits in Botswana.

Botswana Life plays a strong role in driving socio-economic prosperity in Botswana. The Company’s investment in Botswana’s economy over the last 45 years is proportionate with its size and success, and is demonstrated through various projects including property developments, the holding of Government and corporate bonds which exceed P5 Billion. The bonds represent loans to businesses in Botswana, which are facilitating the growth of private businesses as well as job creation, infrastructure development and many other economic activities. 

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