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July definitely kept our industry on our toes! Much havoc was caused by the extreme weather conditions, from inland tornadoes to heavy rains on the coast, causing flood and severe damage to many homes and buildings. I'm sure many of you were traveling to the Berg to experience the snowcapped mountains. Such beauty yet so much destruction caused at the same time.

A highlight of the month was the annual IISA Conference at Sun City. The IIKZN had the privilege of attending this prestigious event. We had such exciting networking opportunities with both local and foreign experts in the industry, from Dallas Booth, CEO of the National Insurance Brokers Association of Australia, to our deputy executive of the FSB, Caroline Da Silva. With a wealth of knowledge from 13 speakers, both foreign and local, hot topics related to the 'business unusual' theme were discussed. Cyber risks, the changing risk landscape, the impact of climate change and regulations abroad, to name but a few. All the speakers presentations are available on the IISA website. I urge you all to go and have a look to keep updated with the times and understand what's happening on other soils. As with every IISA Conference, much fun was had at the Bollywood-themed party sponsored by Altech Netstar. The Gala dinner, sponsored by Allianz and Africa Re SA, whereby our members are awarded for their achievements, was an absolute standout. Carte Blanche's Bongani Bingwa was the MC, and Idols 2010 Runner Up Lloyd Cele entertained the crowd with much energy. The pictures say it all!

Thanks and regards,

Candice Murie


calling back the past


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

Education News

Dear Valued Members,

Please look out for the invites to the IISA Information Session to be held on 19 August 2016. This session will be conducted by Charmaine Koch of the IISA and will provide important information on the IISA study track and FSB regulations especially with regards to CPD.

We regret to inform you that the Sasria Leadership Session is postponed due to some unforeseen circumstances. We are awaiting confirmation of a new date from Sasria and will keep you updated on feedback as soon as possible.

Closing date for submission of 2015 UNISA and Milpark results is the end of August. For those that have not sent us a transcript of their results, we urge you to submit this as soon as possible. No late submissions will be accepted.

Please note that applications for The Insurance Apprentice are still open. Refer to details below. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to become the next Insurance Apprentice.

Your Education Team: Vanitha, Lynda, Theresa, Tamara & Malcolm


Calling on all members who wrote UNISA and Milpark examinations in the following study streams during 2015.

Higher Certificate in Short Term Insurance

Programme in Short Term Insurance

Programme in Advanced Insurance Practice

Programme in Risk Management

If you passed with a distinction in any of these modules (kindly refer to our website www.iikzn.co.za for a complete list of the modules), please email a transcript of your results to Vanitha Kalicharan vanitha.kalicharan@zurich.co.za on or before the 31 August 2016. No submissions will be accepted after this date.

Please note the following important information:

1) Closing date for sunmission of your results: 31/08/2016

2) Modules written in the introdructory levels are not part of the award process

3) Qualifying award recipients must be a member of the Inurance Insititute of KwaZulu Natal (IIKZN) or the Drakensberg Insurance INstitute (DII)

4) Only students who recieve the top distinction per subject module will be eligible for an award

5) The final decisions of award recipients lies at the sole discretion of the IIKZN Committee, either the IIKZN Education Committee of IIKZN Council.


For any inquiries please contact Vanitha on 039 695 1093 or 082 870 4344



IISA Information Session 19/08/2016 Riverside Hotel
Sasria Leadership Seminar TBA 2016 Riverside Hotel
Education Workshop - Marine (Introductory) 02/09/2016 Riverside Hotel
Education Workshop - Marine (Advanced) 09/09/2016 Riverside Hotel
Education Awards Luncheon 28/10/2016 Riverside Hotel
Education Workshop : Risk Management 10/02/2017 Riverside Hotel

*Subject to change

Should you wish to sponsor any of these events or have any suggestions, please feel to contact us.

gala dinner


IIKZN GALA DINNER - 10 November 2016

It’s that time of the year again where we starting planning for our event of the year. This year we have gone bigger and better than last year. Keep your eyes peeled for sneaky clues throughout the year as to our theme.

For those who would like to become a sponsor for this event, please contact the Social Chair, Kevin De Bruin, at kevin@ccic.co.za for any further information.

Kevin De Bruin
Social Committee Chairman


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2016 calendar of events

IISA Information Session 19/08/2016 Riverside Hotel
Sasria Leadership Seminar TBA 2016 Riverside Hotel
Egoli Golf Challenge 01/09/2016 Parys Golf & Country Club
IIKZN Education Workshop - Marine (Introductory) 02/09/2016 Riverside Hotel
Bidvest / DIGS / IIKZN Golf Day 09/09/2016 Mt Edgecombe Country Club
IIKZN Education Workshop - Marine (Advanced) 09/09/2016 Riverside Hotel
Zurich Tenpin Bowling October 2016 Gateway Arena
IIKZN Education Awards Luncheon 28/10/2016 Riverside Hotel
Mutual & Federal Inter Office Quiz 02/11/2016 Royal Durban Golf Club
IIKZN Gala Dinner 10/11/2016 To be advised
Marsh Lawn Bowls 18/11/2016 Northlands Bowling Club
IIKZN Education Workshop - Risk Management 10.02/2017 Riverside Hotel

Download the IISA Events Calender CLICK HERE



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 CV to Marlize Shelton (marlizes@hicsa.co.za) as soon as possible.

Closing date for nominations: 2 September 2016

long service award

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, 40, 45, 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 10 November 2016, and wish to apply for recognition, kindly send us a 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 1 October 2016 – Vanitha.kalicharan@zurich.co.za


The mystery person in the earlier photo is:

DAVID KERRIN – previously UNSBIC, General Accident, Mutual & Federal, then Compendium Insurance Brokers and now Bidvest Insurance Limited.  


CONTACT PERSON: Debbie Olivier - (031) 830 5058 – debbie@echelonpci.co.za


2016 Membership Fee - R85.00

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.

in memory of

For those of you who do not already know, it is with much regret the IIKZN council advises of the recent passing away of two true gentlemen who served the local insurance industry for many years with great distinction.

John Wheatley

Lionel Wybrow



Candice Murie

Discovery Insure
41 Imvubu Park Place,
Riverhorse Valley,
Durban 4051
Tel: 083 320 7533

Email: candicem2@discovery.co.za

Kim Henderson

Bidvest Insurance Ltd
2nd floor, Lincoln on the Lake
2 The High Street
Umhlanga Ridge 4319
Tel: 031 514 8153

Email: kimh@bidvestfs.co.za

Please CLICK HERE for council details.


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