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It is just unbelievable at how quick this year is going by.

They say time flies when you are having fun and FUN was definitely had by all who attended our very successful Night Racing event.

On a celebratory note, the IIKZN would like to Congratulate all the FIA Award Winners! WELL DONE !

To the Super Dads – we trust that you will have an epic Father's Day with gifts of socks and soap-on-rope.

Finally, our Calendar of Events would not be full without the loyal support of all our Sponsors. A big THANK YOU for your continued support!

Trust you are all having a fabulous month.


To find out, continue reading to the end of the newsletter.
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Dear Valued Members,

For those of you who sat their exams during the months of May and June, we hope it went well. We appreciate what a stressful period this can be but always remember your ultimate goals and it will all pay off in the end. We have inserted below an interesting article called "Faking It" by Dr Gerrit J Sandrock, a Director IISA, where he talks of the benefits of obtaining a qualification. I especially like his closing "Education is our only hope – we must respect it, value it and fight for it" – couldn't have said it any better.

Download Instituse Opinion piece

Some good news is that our Education Workshops for the rest of the year will be aligned to UNISA and Milpark study material. Our aim is to support you with your studies and we hope that these courses will be beneficial to you. We request that you please save the following dates and as soon as the planning is completed, we will communicate same to you.

Education Workshop – Subject TBC – 03/07/2015
Education Workshop – Subject TBC – 28/08/2015
Education Workshop – Subject TBC – 30/09/2015
IIKZN Education Awards Luncheon – 09/10/2015


For those of you that have been stressing about the CPD deadline, we insert below and article released recently by David Harpur (IISA) regarding CPD Hours for IISA Professionals holding Licentiate, Associate and Fellowship designations. Whilst this does provide a bit of a relief, we do encourage you to continue with your CPD training.

Download the CPD Newsflash

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

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

IIKZN/IISA Information Breakfast Session 24/06/2015 Westville Country Club
The Insurance Conference - Africa Rising 26-29 July 2015 Sun City
Education Workshop - Subject TBA 03/07/2015 TBC
Education Workshop - Social Media August 2015 TBC
Education Workshop - Subject TBA 28/08/2015 TBC
Insurance Bootcamp - Engineering (Contractors Plant) 03/09/2015 TBC
Education Workshop - Subject TBA 30/09/2015 TBC
IIKZN Education Awards Luncheon 09/10/2015 Riverside Hotel

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 – TBA July 2015

Venue: Durban Ski Boat Club.

Further details to follow.
Looking forward to seeing you all there.

IIKZN Night racing The IIKZN Annual Night Racing event was held on Friday, 15th May. "Splash of Colour" was the theme, and this was evident in the beautiful decor. The weather played in our favour and the races were on. The new venue in The Classic Room at Greyville Race Course catered for an intimate setting where we could do what we do best, network! The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all, and was a great success with winners all round!

We would like to thank all our sponsors for their generous contributions to the evening, as without them this evening would not be possible! Thank you to One Insurance; PG Glass; Hollard; Tyres & More; Fulcrum; Cunningham Lindsey; Cross Country; AIG and Lion of Africa.

See you next year!

Minute to Win it



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: TBC

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.

Submission details to follow


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:

  • Spam filter - This would be due to the email appearing in the users junk mail.
  • Block list - Often if people receive marketing mailers, they may opt to unsubscribe, if they do this, they are automatically added to a "Block list". As long as an email appears in the list, no matter how many times it is added to the distribution list, it will not send to the recipient.
Please check to see that the e-mails are not in either the Spam Filter or Block List.

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.


IIKZN / IISA Information Breakfast Session 2015/06/24 Westville Country Club
Education workshop - Subject TBA 2015/07/03 TBC
Santam "Minute to Win it" 2015/07/08 Westville Civic Centre
The Insurance Conference - Africa rising '2015/07/26-29 Sun City
IIKZN Wellness Day Women's Month August 2015 TBC
Lion of Africa/IIKZN/DIGS Golf Day 2015/08/21 Beachwood Golf Club
Education Workshop - Social Networking 2015/08 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
Education Workshop - GPA & Stated Benefits 2015/09 TBC
IIKZN Education Awards Lunch 2015/10 Riverside Hotel
Zurich Ten Pin Bowling 2015/10 TBC
Mutual & Federal Quiz 2015/11 TBC
IIKZN Annual Gala Dinner 2015/11/12 Greyville Race Course
Marsh Lawn Bowles 2015/11 Northlands Bowling Club

Calling back the past

The mystery person in the earlier photo is :

STEVE TAYLOR – Guardian National / Santam for many years and now retired.

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.