Partnership helps grow black acturial professionals


Liberty is pleased to announce its continued support of the Association of South
African Black Actuaries (ASABA), as part of its ongoing commitment to ensure that
transformation in the South African actuarial profession is attained.

De Wet van der Spuy, Divisional Director: Product at Liberty Corporate, says that
for the last six years, Liberty has been involved with ASABA as one of its main
sponsors. During this time, Liberty has helped facilitate mentorship of over 400
students through its partnership and is confident that the relationship will go
from strength to strength.

"Getting involved in such programmes goes to the heart of what we are
about as a company. We care about the upliftment of our communities and
believe that education is one of the key factors that will make financial freedom
possible for the people of South Africa,' says van der Spuy.

"Through the Liberty sponsorship of ASABA, our goal is to develop and
sustain a pool of young people who are able to succeed in careers that require
mathematics and science qualifications. It is our hope that we will grow this pool
to build a robust sector that is diverse and gives rise to the next generation of
CEOs and change leaders for South Africa.'

To celebrate ASABA?s tenth year in existence, Liberty Corporate co-
sponsored with ASABA, the Exceptional Contribution to Mentorship Award, which
is awarded to an outstanding individual who has kept the ASABA flame alive.
"The award is a tribute to an individual?s dedication, unfailing energy and
consistent contribution to the ASABA Mentorship Programme since its inception in
2005,' explains van der Spuy.

The Exceptional Contribution to Mentorship Award was handed to Chris De
Klerk who serves on the ASABA Advisory Board.