Zimnat General Insurance Supports Honde Valley School Recovery after Tropical Cyclone


Zimnat Executive Isaac Zinhanga handing over the blocks and stationery to school Head Mr Marondo

Honde Valley, Zimbabwe  – Zimnat General Insurance is proud to announce the successful restoration of St. Francis Pimai Primary School in the Eastern Highlands, following the devastation caused by the recent cyclone. The school, insured with Zimnat General Insurance, received a swift and comprehensive payout for property damages, allowing them to rebuild classrooms and staff quarters with minimal disruption to their academic calendar.

This event exemplifies Zimnat General Insurance's unwavering commitment to our purpose: Empowering Prosperity. By providing schools like St. Francis Pimai with access to comprehensive property insurance solutions, Zimnat General Insurance is ensuring the stability and continuity of education, a cornerstone of a thriving community.

"We are delighted to see St. Francis Pimai Primary School back on its feet and providing a safe learning environment for its students," said Mr Isaac Zinhanga, Business Development Executive for Zimnat General Insurance. "Their proactive approach to risk management, coupled with our prompt claims settlement process, demonstrates the true power of partnership in building resilience."

St. Francis Pimai after the Cyclone

The foresight of the St. Francis Pimai Primary School Development Committee (SDC) and the Anglican Diocese of Manicaland in securing property insurance serves as a powerful testament to the importance of financial literacy at the community level. By prioritizing risk preparedness, the SDC ensured a swift recovery for the school and minimized the impact of the cyclone on the education of its students.

St Francis is a primary school located in Honde Valley that is under the administration of the Anglican Diocese of Manicaland. With over 1000 pupils currently enrolled, the school caters for the great community of Pimai and Ruda areas.

St Francis Pimai Primary School after restoration

In addition to the financial settlement for property damages, Zimnat General Insurance also donated books to the school pupils, recognizing that some of their stationery was also destroyed by the storm. At Zimnat General Insurance, we understand the critical role that schools play in fostering a brighter future for our communities. That's why we offer a comprehensive suite of insurance solutions designed to protect educational institutions from unforeseen events.

Zim donates stationery to Pimai School to aid with recovery

Don't let a disaster disrupt your school's progress. Contact Zimnat General Insurance today to explore our tailored property insurance solutions and empower the prosperity of your educational institution. Together, let's build a more resilient future for Zimbabwe's education sector.


About Zimnat General Insurance

Zimnat General Insurance is a member of the Zimnat Group a diversified financial services group with interests in General Insurance, Life Assurance, Microfinance and Asset Management. It is a member of Masawara Holdings and associated with SanlamAllianz group, the largest non-banking financial services organisation on the African continent

Empowering Prosperity is at the core of everything we do. We are dedicated to partnering with individuals, families, and communities to build a brighter and more secure future.

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Fuelling African Dreams

How Financial Inclusion is empowering African dreams

Across Africa, a vibrant spirit of innovation and resilience is shattering the walls that once limited opportunity. Here at Zimnat, we believe that financial inclusion is the cornerstone of building a brighter future, not just for individuals, but for families and communities across the entire continent.

Financial Inclusion by Zimnat
Driving the conversation on financial inclusion in insurance, asset management and microfinance

Unlocking Africa's Potential: One Financial Tool at a Time

Financial inclusion isn't just a buzzword; it's the key that unlocks Africa's incredible potential for shared prosperity. We understand the significant barriers that have historically excluded millions of Africans from mainstream financial ecosystems. Affordability and accessibility are two of the biggest hurdles. This lack of access cripples economic participation, restricts financial security, and ultimately, limits people's ability to dream and plan for a brighter tomorrow.

Financial Inclusion: Building a Foundation for Dreams

Financial inclusion changes everything. It empowers individuals to become the architects of their own future by providing essential tools:

  • Saving Securely: Having a safe space to store money fosters financial security, allowing people to plan and invest in their future goals.
  • Access to Credit: Microloans and other financial products can be the spark that ignites a brilliant business idea, fuels educational pursuits, or helps weather unexpected financial storms.
  • Financial Management: Financial tools and services empower individuals to take control of their finances. This includes budgeting, sending and receiving funds, and building a safety net for the future.

More Than Just a Bank: Zimnat - Your Partner in Empowering African Dreams

At Zimnat, we see ourselves as more than just a financial institution; we're a partner in empowering African dreams. Here's a glimpse into how we're actively driving financial inclusion:

  • Microinsurance Solutions: We're making insurance solutions accessible through partnerships with mobile money platforms like OneMoney (OneCare solution) and the Innbucks App. This extends a lifeline to those in remote areas, bringing them into the formal financial sector.
  • Microfinance Solutions: We offer microloans specifically designed for the needs of small business owners and entrepreneurs. These loans empower them to become the engines driving Africa's economic growth.
  • Financial Literacy Programs: We believe financial education is fundamental. Our Zimnat Life Group Business division offers certified financial planning advisors who provide individuals with the financial planning guidance they need. Additionally, we recognize the importance of nurturing financial literacy in young people. That's why we provide financial literacy training programs to schools.

The Ripple Effect of Financial Inclusion

The impact of financial inclusion extends far beyond individuals. It strengthens communities, fuels economic growth, and fosters financial stability on a larger scale. When people have access to financial tools, they are better equipped to invest in their families, businesses, and the communities they live in. This creates a ripple effect that drives sustainable development and shared prosperity across Africa.

Join Us in Building a Brighter Future

Financial inclusion is a journey, not a destination. At Zimnat, we're committed to walking alongside individuals, communities, and policymakers to break down barriers and unlock Africa's full potential. We believe that by working together, we can build a brighter future where financial security and opportunity are within reach for all.

Let's build a more inclusive Africa. Click here and let's talk about your financial future today!


Women's Month Zimbabwe: Empowering Women for a Brighter Future

Women's Month Zimbabwe: Empowering Women for a Brighter Future

Zimnat Women Celebrate Women's History Month
Zimnat celebrates Women's History Month

  Celebrating Women's History Month

At Zimnat, we're proud to celebrate Women's Month, a time to acknowledge the incredible progress women have made in Zimbabwe and across the globe. We've witnessed inspiring women rise to leadership positions in various industries, including our very own.

Think of trailblazers like Beatrice Mtetwa, a human rights lawyer, Chipo Mandela, the first female CEO of Cresta Group of Hotels, and Divine Ndhlukula a prominent businesswoman who excelled in the male- dominated security industry. These women, and countless others, serve as powerful role models, demonstrating the limitless potential women possess.

At Zimnat, we understand that true empowerment goes beyond mere words. We believe that financial confidence is a cornerstone of success, allowing women to take control of their financial destinies and contribute meaningfully to their communities. That's why we offer a range of financial solutions designed to meet the unique needs of women, from life assurance and investment opportunities to microfinance options for small business ventures.

Our commitment to women extends beyond our products and services. We actively promote gender equality within our organization, as evidenced by our equally distributed Executive Committee, with five out of ten members being women. This commitment to #InsipiredInclusion ensures diverse perspectives and fosters a culture of collaboration and innovation, ultimately benefiting all stakeholders.

As a socially invested business, Zimnat goes beyond the bottom line. We believe in contributing to the social and economic development of Zimbabwe, and empowering women is central to this mission. By providing financial tools and fostering an inclusive environment, we aim to empower women to reach their full potential and pave the way for a brighter future for generations to come.

Join the Conversation!

In the spirit of celebrating Women's Month, we're hosting a social media competition. Can you name the five women leaders who serve on the Zimnat Group Executive Committee and their respective titles? Visit the  Zimnat website to find the information and share your answers in the comments section using the hashtags #Zimnat #InsipiredInclusion #WomensMonth.

Zimnat Promotes healthy lifestyles for the Tongaat Community


It was a fun-filled and eventful weekend for the Triangle and Hippo Valley communities as Zimnat fully lived up to their commitment to Make life better through a soccer and netball tournament sponsored by the Zimnat Life Assurance division. The tournament commenced on the 2nd of September 2023 with a total of 52 soccer teams and 50 netball teams from both Triangle and Hippo Valley. Weekly knock-out games were held leading up to the finals that were played on Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of October. DJ Greens ‘chimhamha chesugar’ sweetened all the matches with her charismatic nature and unmatched passion for empowering the Tongaat community, this time in partnership with Zimnat Life Assurance. The competing teams and supportive crowds were enamored by the wealth of financial knowledge shared during the tournament by the Zimnat Life Assurance financial advisors and executive management.


Saturday, the 14th of October saw the Mufakose and Eastern United soccer teams battle for the Triangle championship whilst Chitepo faced Eastern United as its opponent for the Triangle netball championship. The thrilling and cutthroat finals took place at the prestigious Gibbo stadium in Triangle. The Eastern United teams proudly walked away with the coveted Triangle Championship title for both soccer and netball.

Games played on Sunday at the Chishamiso stadium were just as riveting with the Hippo Valley Mteri FC and Chiefhawk soccer teams battling for the championship title whilst the Lundi Queens and Fortified netball teams also competed for the Hippo Valley championship. The Saturday and Sunday games attracted an impressive crowd with both stadiums filling up and full of lively interactions. These games were aired live on the radio by Avuxeni, a Chiredzi-based radio station.

The Zimnat team came in full support along with Mr Workmore Chimweta, the Zimnat Life Assurance Managing Director. He assured that they will host yet another community-driven tournament in 2024. The key message revolved around ‘ubuntu’ and how this is expressed when we do life together to make life better.


The tournament festivities were sealed by a celebratory braai hosted by Zimnat Life Assurance at the vibrant Nandi Stop Over in Chiredzi. A beast was slaughtered for this braai to symbolize the coming together of the Zimnat and Tongaat families. In our culture cattle are a symbol of wealth and the unifying of families. It was thus befitting for this to be a part of the celebrations. Additionally, winning teams walked away with cash prizes worth USD1,500, a full sports kit, and Zimnat branded wear.

Zimnat Promotes Astute Financial Journalism in Zimbabwe


Delegates of the Sanlam Summer School for Financial Journalism

In a demonstration of their commitment to promoting financial literacy and empowering young journalists, Zimnat and Sanlam have partnered to send two young journalists from The Herald, Enacy Mapakame and Tapiwanashe Mangwiro, to the week-long Sanlam Summer School for Financial Journalism which is running from the 22nd  up to the 27th of October 2023.

This award comes as Zimnat and Sanlam further showcase the strength of their association, particularly at a time when Sanlam has recently announced a new joint venture with Allianz to further reinforce its position as the largest non-banking financial service group in Africa.

The Sanlam Summer School for Financial Journalism is a prestigious program that equips journalists with the skills and knowledge necessary to report accurately and effectively on financial matters. The program covers various topics, including financial markets, economics, and corporate finance.

Mapakame and Mangwiro were selected for the award based on their demonstrated commitment to financial journalism and their potential to make a significant contribution to the field.

"We are delighted to be partnering with Sanlam to send these two talented journalists to the 20th Edition of the Sanlam Summer School for Financial Journalism," said Zimnat Group Marketing Executive. "This program will provide them with the skills and knowledge they need to report on financial matters in an informative and engaging way for our readers."

"We are proud to be associated with Zimnat in supporting the development of young journalists," said Zimnat Group Marketing Executive, Tatenda Marongwe. "The Sanlam Summer School for Financial Journalism is a unique program that will help these journalists to become leaders in the field of financial journalism."

The learnings of this training will be critical to more astute financial news reporting at such times. With Sanlam's recent announcement of a new joint venture with Allianz, the economic landscape in Africa is set to undergo significant changes. The journalists who attend the Sanlam Summer School for Financial Journalism will be well-equipped to report on these changes and to provide their readers with the insights they need to make informed financial decisions.

Zimnat is a diversified financial services group with interests in Insurance, Life Assurance, Microfinance, and Asset Management, it is associated with the Sanlam Group, Africa’s largest non-banking financial services group.


Zimnat dresses up construction men

Zimnat dresses up construction men. In a move that has won the hearts of Zimbabweans, the Zimnat Group, a leading financial services group has launched a heart-warming winter campaign to raise awareness of the importance of financial planning and ensuring one is always adequately covered regardless of age, gender or social standing.

The campaign, launched on one of the coldest days of the 2023 winter season, involved “covering” the iconic statues of “working men” at the Construction House in Harare. The statues were “covered” in Zimnat-branded jackets. Some influencers took to their social media platforms, a picture of the covered statues and Zimnat responded with an underlying message that read “Even the strongest men need cover.”

The campaign’s key message is that everyone needs financial protection, even those who seem to be the most resilient. Many people find themselves under financial strain at some point, hence Zimnat is urging everyone to take steps to protect themselves from the financial hardship phases of life.

“We want to remind everyone that winter is not just about the cold weather,” said Zimnat Marketing Executive, Tatenda Marongwe “It’s a denotation of how seasons vary in people’s lives, including the rise of unexpected financial pressures at some point due to various kind of losses for we are exposed to varying risks. That is why it’s so important to have financial protection in place.”

The Zimnat winter campaign has been met with widespread support from Zimbabweans. Many people have taken to social media praise the company for its thoughtfulness and compassion in giving such a reminder in a creative way.

“This is such a relevant and important message,” said one Twitter user. “It’s so easy to forget that even I can be vulnerable to financial hardship. This is a real inspiration.”

The Zimnat Group winter campaign is a reminder that everyone needs financial protection, no matter how “financially” strong they may seem. By taking steps to protect yourself from varying risks, you can help to ensure that you are prepared for whatever winter may bring.