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EDITORIAL

CALLING BACK THE PAST

Since our last catch up, the Insurance Conference took place with over a 1000 delegates and 29 countries being represented! It was a resounding success and the array of topics discussed were tremendously insightful.

Closer to home, we have a jam packed events calendar so be sure not to miss out! More details in this edition so be sure to keep on reading.

Have fantastic Women’s’ Month.

 

WHO RECOGNISES THIS GOOD LOOKING
YOUNG MAN?



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EDUCATION News

Dear Valued Members,

Well back to Planet Earth after a very enlightening, exciting and exhausting 3 days at the IISA Sun City Conference. The theme of this year’s Conference was Risky Business, highlighting that the short term insurance industry finds itself in a good position to take advantage of growth opportunities in the African Continent, while also positioned in a world that is riskier and more volatile than ever.

David Harpur, CEO of the Insurance Institute of South Africa, stressed the importance of skills development and the attainment of a recognised designation. He encourages more people to study towards their Licentiate, Associate & Fellow in order to promote professionalism in the industry. During the Gala Awards Function, students were recognised for their hard work in obtaining the top marks in the Country and were awarded some fantastic monetary prizes. So this is incentive enough for you to hit the books and hopefully we will see some of our members up on the stage next year.

Locally we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate David Brauteseth (Compendium Insurance Brokers and President of the DII) and Sean Jones (Hollard) for obtaining their Associate and Fellow respectively.

Please take note that the IIKZN Awards Luncheon will be held on 09/10/2015, where the top KZN students of 2014 for UNISA and Milpark will be presented with their awards. Look out for the booking form of our next workshop....Introduction to Insurance : Personal & Commercial. This workshop is scheduled for Friday 28/08/2015 at the Riverside Hotel, Durban.

Until next month.....stay safe and our best wishes go with you always

Your Education Team....Vanitha, Lynda, Santha, Tamara & Theresa

Education Worshop - Risk Identification & Risk Management 16/04/2015 Westville Country Club
Insurance Bootcamp - Business Interruption 10/06/2015 Westville Country Club
IIKZN/IISA Information Breakfast Session 24/06/2015 Westville Country Club
The Insurance Conference - Africa Rising 26-29 July 2015 Sun City
Education Workshop - Commercial (Fire, Theft, BAR, GPA & Stated benefits) 10/07/2015 Westville Country Club
Education Workshop - Social Media August 2015 TBC
Education Workshop - Introduction to Insurance (Personal & Commercial) 28/08/2015 Westville Country Club
Insurance Bootcamp - Engineering (Contractors Plant) 03/09/2015 TBC
Education Workshop - Hospitality 30/09/2015 Westville Country Club
IIKZN Education Awards Luncheon 09/10/2015 Riverside Hotel
Education Workshop - Motor & Transport 05/02/2016 Westville Country Club

UNDER 35'S Nibble & Network

Once again, the Hollard U35's N&N function was a resounding success. With over 70 delegates attending, the venue was packed.

Hollard put on a spread that couldn't be resisted, from food platters, to the Hollard cocktails, to the sweet buffet, and most importantly, the karaoke juke box!
Our guest speaker, Emma Sadlier, left our quests with jaw dropping food for thought on Social Media Law.

Hollard definitely played out of their boots with this event, and our sincere thanks goes to them for their continued support on yet another successful IIKZN event.


THE INSURANCE CONFERENCE 2015

A look back on the Insurance Conference 2015.

View the full report HERE


VACANCY


Due to the growth of the Company, CIA needs to expand its staff compliment. The following two vacancies exist:

1) UNDERWRITER – UMHLANGA

The ideal candidate should be an assertive, deadline orientated individual with strong administration and good interpersonal skills.

Requirements: Matric; minimum 5 years experience in the Short-term Insurance Industry; fluency in Afrikaans and English; computer literacy (MS Word, Outlook and Excel); being FAIS qualified will be a great advantage.

Responsibilities and duties will include but are not limited to:
- Quotations
- Issuing of new business
- Processing policy endorsements
- Monthly renewals
- Preparing participation quotas
- Liaison with brokers


2) BROKER CONSULTANT – UMHLANGA

The ideal candidate should develop and maintain good relationships with new and existing brokers through visits and feedback at agreed intervals to ensure high service levels.

Requirements: Matric; 5 – 10 years working experience in the Short-term Insurance Industry; minimum 3 years Broker Consulting experience; Short-term Insurance qualifications; RE1; FAIS compliant; Fluency in Afrikaans and English; Computer literacy (MS Word, Outlook and Excel). Strong business acumen; People management skills; strong financial acumen; strategic thinking; planning and organising; executive disposition; good organizational skills; leadership skills and strong time management.

Responsibilities and duties will include but are not limited to:
- Establish broker needs and ensure these are met as far as possible and that all problems are resolved timeously
- Reporting
- Manage and Mentor staff
- Build brand awareness
- Drive product communication/awareness
- Technical training of and on-going product support for brokers
- Keeping up to date with competitor products, service offering and industry developments

Should you be interested please submit your CV with supporting documents to conrad@cia.co.za



Commercial & Industrial Acceptances (Pty) Ltd Registration No: 2000/019340/07 is an authorised Financial Services Provider No: 13890 acting as an Underwriting Managing Agent for Compass Insurance Company Limited Registration No: 1994/003010/06 Compass’s Financial Services Provider No: 12148

CHRISTINE ALLAN AWARD 2015

AWARD NOMINATIONS

Once again the IIKZN council is requesting members to assist in nominating a colleague in the short-term insurance industry for consideration to receive the Christine Allan Award.

This extremely prestigious award is handed out at the IIKZN Annual Gala Dinner subject to a suitable candidate being nominated. The person put forward should fit the following criteria:

“For outstanding contribution to the short-term insurance industry in KZN, by an individual who has demonstrated exemplary performance and commitment”

Note that a sub-committee involving the IIKZN past presidents will make the final decision. Please forward your nominations and a 1 page C.V. to Nicolette Clements (Nicolette.clements@mf.co.za) as soon as possible. Closing date for Nominations: 1st September 2015

LONG SERVICE AWARDS - 2015
It is at our Gala Dinner that we recognise those short term members of our industry who have completed 35 or more years of service.

Once again the format will remain the same with recognition of either 35, or 40, or 45, or 50 or 55 years, with no further acknowledgement of service.

If you have completed one of these required years of service, will be attending our Gala Dinner on 14th November 2014, and wish to apply for recognition, kindly send us short CV providing details of your employment history, as well as highlights/interesting industry experiences from your career.

Please send your CV to Vanitha Kalicharan by 1st September 2015 – Vanitha.kalicharan@zurich.co.za

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Membership 2015

CONTACT PERSON: Debbie Olivier - (031) 8305058 – debbie@echelonpci.co.za

2015 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
2015 Membership fee increase: Please note effective January 2015 the membership fee has been increased from R50.00 to R75.00 per annum

The benefits of being an IIKZN member are:

  • Networking events with fellow members of the Insurance Industry
  • Various social and sporting activities arranged by IIKZN
  • Educational experiences with relevance to the insurance subjects and general industry information, in the form of events; keeping abreast of study route information and industry developments, with guidance from the IISA.
  • Recognition as an affiliation to an Institute
  • Recognition of academic and skills qualifications
In addition you will receive a monthly newsletter with details of forthcoming events and feedback on previous events held. You will also be kept informed via a variety of media platforms.

Please remember to advise us if you change your employment/company, so that we may update your details on our database.

Note: your membership follows you, so if your current company paid your membership, after which you change company, your membership remains in force until the next renewal, after which your new company will be responsible for the following year's membership payment.

Please CLICK HERE to download the application form.

Please CLICK HERE to download and check your membership number.

PROVISIONAL IIKZN CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2015

IIKZN Wellness Day Women's Month August 2015 TBC
LION of AFRICA/IIKZN/DIGS Golf Day 2015/08/21 Beachwood Golf Club
Education Workshop - Subject Personal & Commercial 2015/08/28 Riverside Hotel
Education Workshop - Social Networking August 2015 TBC
Insurance Bootcamp - Engineering (Contractors Plant) 2015/09/03 TBC
Education Workshop - Subject TBA 2015/09/30 TBC
Egoli Golf Challenge 2015/10/27 Free State
IIKZN Education Awards Lunch 2015/10/09 Riverside Hotel
Zurich Ten Pin Bowling October 2015 TBC
Mutual & Federal Quiz 2015/11/05 Royal Durban Golf Club
IIKZN Annual Gala Dinner 2015/11/12 Greyville Race Course
Marsh Lawn Bowles 2015/11/20 Northlands Bowling Club

Calling back the past

The mystery person in the earlier photo is:

WARREN CRAMER – previously Glenrand MIB, and now Insureco Group Insurance Brokers



PRESIDENT & EDITOR DETAILS
President
Editor
Marlize Shelton
HIC Underwriting Managers (Pty) Ltd
20A Village Road,
Kloof 3640
Tel: 031 764 1412
marlizes@hicsa.co.za
Kim Henderson
Lion of Africa Insurance Co Ltd
No 9 Frosterley Crescent
Armstrong Avenue
La Lucia Ridge 4051
Tel: 031 566 6679
Kim.henderson@lionsure.com


Please CLICK HERE for council details.


DISCLAIMER
The Insurance Institute of Kwazulu-Natal protects, promotes and advances the interests of its members. The information contained in this newsletter does not constitute an offer or solicitation to sell any product to or by anyone in any jurisdictions, nor should it be regarded as a binding contractual document. The information contained herein has been gathered by the IIKZN Team from sources deemed reliable as of the date of publication, but no warranty of accuracy or completeness is given. The IIKZN is not responsible for and provides no guarantee with respect to any information provided herein or through the use of any information and hypertext links contained herein.