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There are some fun times ahead for our under 35s so read all about it in our Social Section.

Education have also been very busy with arranging further workshops so more about that under Education. Brief details & some of the photos of the Santam Minute to Win It challenge are included in this edition.

As always, a big THANK YOU to our Valued Sponsors for their continued support of the IIKZN.

Hope you all have a fantastic month.

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead” – Nelson Mandela


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Dear Valued Members,

We are pleased to welcome Theresa van Zyl (MUA) to the IIKZN Education Committee Team. Theresa will replace Vincent Loganathan, who has opted for a role in our Sports Committee.

The IISA Information Breakfast Session was held on Wednesday, 24th June 2015 at the Westville Country Club. This highly popular event was presented by Charmaine Koch, Professional Development Manager at the IISA. Our gratitude to our valued sponsors, Frontline Underwriting Managers and MUA for their cash sponsorships and Lion of Africa for the lucky draw prizes.

The session was very well attended by our members and was very informative. Here is what a few of our delegates had to say : “The workshop was incredibly informative and Charmaine is an excellent facilitator, putting everything in language we can understand”- Laine Ackermann – Operations Manager Scottfin Insurance Brokers.

“I found the workshop very informative and certainly provided some food for thought. I almost feel like doing another degree. I definitely see the benefit of bring a member of the Institute, locally and nationally and will be encouraging my colleagues to attend relevant workshops”- Lisa Butler – Donald Insurance Brokers

Our education team was hard at work putting the next Workshop together. The Commercial Workshop was held on Friday, 10 July 2015 at the Westville Country Club. We were honoured to have some esteemed members of our industry presenting this workshop. Billy Neethling – Holburn Insurance Brokers, Dave Alborough – Ian Hogg and Associates and Vanitha Kalicharan – Zurich (IIKZN Education Chair). This workshop was attended by 64 delegates and the Education Committee wishes to thank each one of you for your interaction and participation in making this a success.

Our sponsors for this event were New National and Coverlink – Cash Sponsorships, Hollard and Zurich – Lucky Draw Prizes and Mutual & Federal – Pens and Writing Pads. Your contribution is extremely valued.

Please check out our Facebook page for more photos of our events. The next workshop – Introduction to Personal and Commercial will be held on 28/08/2015, please save the date. Booking form to follow shortly.

For those of you that completed your RE exams through Moonstone and still require your certificate, please download from the link below.

download certificate

If you are attending the IISA conference at Sun City, we hope you have loads of fun. 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 Function

It's that time of the year again when the industry's younger partners get a chance to network whilst having a bit of fun!

Calling all U35's!!! It’s your time to shine!

NEW VENUE: Riverside Hotel – Mojo’s Pub & Restaurant

ADDRESS:10 Kenneth Kaunda (Northway), Durban North, 4065

DATE:30th July 2015



RSVP:Roshal Moodley (rmoodley@bidtrack.co.za)


Minute to Win it


Still a relatively new event on the IIKZN calendar but getting more and more popular every year. All the feedback has confirmed that it was GREAT FUN, went off extremely well and no doubt this event can only get bigger and better.

All the photos can be viewed on the IIKZN website.

After a close fought battle lasting the entire evening, the winners were the team from HOLLARD. Many thanks to SANTAM for their on-going support of the IIKZN and coming up with a fun, novel & very enjoyable event that caters for all ages, shapes and sizes.

Santam Minute To Win It


Scotfin Insurance Brokers

Scottfin Insurance Brokers

A vacancy has arisen for a Marketer/Account Executive within the Short Term Insurance industry on the South Coast.
The candidate should be an assertive self-starter of strong personality with a passion for client service; be target driven and aim to exceed expectations and be a factual and logical problem solver. We are looking for a team player who can operate well under pressure and who embraces Treating Customers Fairly principles.

Qualifications: Matric, (NQF 4), Meet the FAIS Fit & Proper requirements, passed the Regulatory Exam – Representative, have a minimum of 5 years underwriting, claims and marketing experience.
Responsibilities and duties will include but are not limited to: Manage the sourcing and securing of new business
Ensure retention of existing business.

  • Manage the renewals of existing portfolio and generate organic growth.
  • Ensure the reporting and evaluation of monthly loss ratios, new business and cancellations.
  • Responsible to identify, execute and report on marketing initiatives.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders.
  • Meet goals and metrics.
  • Address customer satisfaction issues promptly.
  • Adhere to high ethical standards and comply with all regulations/applicable legislations.

  • Should you be interested please submit your CV with supporting documents to maria@halfway.co.za

    The Closing date is Monday the 24th July 2015.



    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

    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


    NOTE A number of members have advised that they are not receiving the newsletter. After some investigating we have established that the main reasons for not receiving the e-mails are as follows:

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    Membership 2015

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

    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.


    The Insurance Conference - Africa rising 2015/07/26-29 Sun City
    IIKZN Wellness Day Women's Month August 2015 TBC
    IIKZN/DIGS Golf Day 2015/08/21 Beachwood Golf Club
    Education Workshop - Subject TBA 2015/08/28 TBC
    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:

    BERT SHEASBY – previously Mutual & Federal Pretoria, then Minets, then Glenrand MIB, then AON and now JLT Durban

    Marlize Shelton
    HIC Underwriting Managers (Pty) Ltd
    20A Village Road,
    Kloof 3640
    Tel: 031 764 1412
    Kim Henderson
    Lion of Africa Insurance Co Ltd
    No 9 Frosterley Crescent
    Armstrong Avenue
    La Lucia Ridge 4051
    Tel: 031 566 6679

    Please CLICK HERE for council details.

    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.