SAMWUMED continues to attract members from many municipalities across the country. In fact as at 23 January this year, the Scheme had received and processed almost 2000 new applications from 137 municipalities.

The Acting Sales and Service Manager, Lungile Mtwana says, going forward the target is to get applications from all 278 municipalities.

The City of Johannesburg municipality led the tally for new applications as well as the net growth. In terms of new applications, it was followed closely by the City of Cape Town, Ethekwini and Ekurhuleni municipalities. Others that made a showing in the top 10 for new applications included: – Buffalo, Polokwane, Tswane and Nelson Mandela municipalities.

In terms of net growth, the City of Johannesburg was followed closely by Ethekwini and Tswane municipalities. Others that made the top 10 included Sedibeng, Rustenburg and Moses Kotane municipalities.

Mr Mtwana attributed the improved performance on renewed focus on client servicing and stakeholder engagement. As a result, the Scheme was able to unearth member challenges early and deal with them effectively. This combined with the introduction of new and improved benefit options boosted new applications.

He commended the hard work and effort displayed by his team. Especially the top ten performing sales brokers and consultants. They are:- Aubrey Makhwanya, Musa Ngwenya, Nanikie Ramokgaba, Percy Mthembu, Matthew Ndzukule, Teboho Monosi, Thuso Lotlhare, Jonah Ramoshu and Noel H Chauke.