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Exciting Times!

We'd like to thank all those members who supported the AGM held on the 22nd February - your support is always appreciated. Following the AGM, where your new council nominations were announced, your new 2016 President was elected and unanimously welcomed. Congratulations to Candice Mentasti, we really do look forward to an exciting year ahead under your leadership and guidance. Be sure to book your seat for the Inaugural Lunch, being held on Wednesday 30th March, where you can get to meet your new council. Read more about your new President in the newsletter.

Our calendar is filling up fast and 2016 is going to be an exciting year – don't blink, or you will miss out!

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Hopefully by now everyone has booked (and paid) to attend the above prestigious event.

As a reminder for the forgetful ones, brief detail are :-

Venue: Mount Edgecombe Country Club
Date: 30 March 2016
Time : 12:00 pm
Dress Code : Smart casual

Looking forward to seeing you all there.


Dear Valued Members,

Following our AGM held on 22 February 2016, your new Education Team was formed. Lynda, Tamara, Theresa and I (Vanitha) will remain in our respective roles. We welcome Malcolm on board and look forward to another exciting and fulfilling year.

The next workshop – Commercial Insurance has been rescheduled for Friday 8th April 2016. A separate newsflash has already been distributed with details and a booking form.

There are various changes made to our Events Calendar for the year. We promised an exciting line up and looking at the calendar I am certain that you would agree with this.



Incoming IIKZN President's Inaugural Lunch 30/03/2016 To be advised
IIKZN Education Workshop - Commercial Insurance 08/04/2016 Riverside Hotel
Carmargue Liability Workshop 21/04/2016 Riverside Hotel
Sasria Leadership Seminar 06/05/2016 To be advised
Insurance Bootcamp - Niche Products (Hunting, Hospitality, Game, Agri & Crop Insurance 09/06/2016 To be advised
Open Day - UNISA, Milpark, Inseta, IISA 16/06/2016 To be advised
Education Workshop - Construction, Engineering & Contract Works 03/06/2016 Riverside Hotel
Education Workshop - Intermediate & Advanced Liability 01/07/2016 Riverside Hotel
Insurance Bootcamp - PI, D&O, FG & Reinsurance 04/08/2016 To be advised
IISA Information Session August 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

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

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


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Incoming IIKZN President's Inaugural Lunch 30/03/2016 To be advised
IIKZN Education Workshop - Commercial Insurance 08/04/2016 Riverside Hotel
Camargue Liability Workshop 21/04/2016 Riverside Hotel
Sasria Leadership Seminar 06/05/2016 To be advised
IIKZN Night Racing 20/05/2016 Greyville Race Course
Insurance Bootcamp- Niche Products (hunting / hospitality / game) 09/06/2016 To be advised
Open day - UNISA / Milpark / Inseta / IISA 01/06/2016 To be advised
Under 35 Nibble & Network July 2016 To be advised
IIKZN Education Workshop - Liability 01/07/2016 Riverside Hotel
Santam Minute to Win It 06/07/2016 Westville Civic Centre
Insurance Bootcamp - PI / D & O / FG / Reinsurance 04/08/2016 To be advised
IISA Information Session August 2016 Riverside Hotel
Bidvest / DIGS / IIKZN Golf Day August 2016 Mt Edgecombe Country Club
IIKZN Education Workshop - Marine (Introductory) 02/09/2016 Riverside Hotel
IIKZN Education Workshop - Marine (Advanced) 09/09/2016 Riverside Hotel
Egoli Golf Challenge September 2016 To be advised
Zurich Ten Pin Bowling October 2016 Gateway
IIKZN Gala Dinner 10/11/2016 To be advised
Education Awards Luncheon November 2016 Riverside Hotel
Mutual & Federal Inter Office Quiz November 2016 Royal Durban Golf Club
Marsh Lawn Bowls November 2016 Northlands Bowling Club
IIKZN Education Workshop - Risk Management 10/02/2017 Riverside Hotel


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


2016 Membership fee R85.00

Please note effective January 2016 the membership fee increased from R75.00 to 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.


For those of you who do not know Candice, here is a picture of her including a brief summary of her achievements to date.

Candice comes highly qualified for this job having been on the IIKZN council since 2013 - her apprenticeship served as a member of both the sports and social committees and being the Social Committee Chair in 2015. She matriculated with exemption from Northlands Girls High School in 2000 / achieved her Bachelor of Education Degree 2002 to 2005 / currently studying towards an ACII / worked as a broker for both Risk Trans Insurance Brokers & Glenrand MIB / AON and is currently employed at AIG SA Ltd as a Business Development Manager.

Her personal achievements include being selected for the KZN junior and senior surfing teams a number of times, as well as the SA junior surfing team. Candice was awarded Honors for surfing and captained the surfing team at Northlands Girls High School. She was also the house model for Lizzard Surfwear SA from 2004 to 2007 – obviously a multi-talented young lady.

Our congratulations go to Candice Mentasti, newly elected President of the Insurance Institute of KwaZulu-Natal.

Under your enthusiastic leadership and guidance we are looking forward to a really action packed / exciting year ahead.

Candice Mentasti
AIG South Africa Ltd
1st Floor, Lincoln on the Lake,
2 The High Street
Umhlanga Ridge 4319
Tel: 031 584 0460
Kim Henderson
Bidvest Insurance Group
2 nd floor, Lincoln on the Lake
2 The High Street
Umhlanga Ridge 4319
Tel: 031 514 8153

Please CLICK HERE for council details.


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