And the winner of #TIA2024 is…

19 April 2024 Rianet Whitehead


And the winner of #TIA2024 is…

Marking a decade of remarkable achievements. The culmination of The Insurance Apprentice 2024 unfolded last night, April 18, at Hollard, with the unveiling of the competition's champion.

The event and episode were jointly sponsored by Hollard Insure and Global Choices.

Starting the day off the TIA team took a walk down memory lane with the top three contestants from previous seasons joining us for a catch up session.

A starry night
The MC for the evening was Nico Panagio (the host of Survivor SA) who kept the audience entertained with some highlight videos from contestants and of course talking to the contestants in true Survivor style about their experiences, delving into some of the things that happened during filming week.

The top 3 and winner
Before announcing the winner, Panagio talked a bit about the judges and called Head Judge, Simon Colman, and Resident Judge, Nox Dlamini, up to have a quick chat with them about the judging process and some of their experiences during filming week.

TIA Founder and Creator, Rianet Whitehead, also shared a bit of the journey, what this season meant and how incredible it is to celebrate ten years of changing lives.

Mandilakhe Madikane (Emerald Risk Transfer) came in third place, followed by Rheinhardt Schnetler (Hollard Insure) in second place, with Temwa Nyirenda (Santam Broker Solutions) announced as the winner.

It was an electrifying moment as Temwa was proclaimed the victor of The Insurance Apprentice 2024. In his acceptance speech, as the 2024 Insurance Apprentice winner, Temwa thanked the sponsors, the FAnews/Insurance Apprentice team and his friends, family and colleagues.

Awards and trophies
Throughout the competition, there was a voting competition running, with a total of 10 000 votes cast. The winner of the audience favourite won R10 000 and the winning voter R5 000 cash, thanks to Bryte Insurance. The winner of the competition (in terms of the person who voted the most) was Johnny Mpho Mpya and the contestant with the most votes was Temwa. Congratulations Jonny and Temwa.

Kebafentse, the contestant voted as the most innovative thinker also walked away with R10 000, sponsored by Global Choices. Temwa followed in the most entrepreneurial mind category too, winning R5 000, sponsored by AMI Underwriting Managers. Jason also walked away with a R20 000 bursary for a GIBs short course, sponsored by The Data Company. Rhein was also awarded by the FSCA for winning the FSCA task in episode six. He won sessions with a life/business coach to the value of R30 000.

A word of thanks
FAnews would like to thank Hollard Insure and Global Choices, the main sponsors of the event, Fulcrum Group for sponsoring the highlight videos of the contestants, MUA Insurance Acceptances for the season highlights video and QSURE, for the celebratory tenth-anniversary cupcakes – they were delicious!

We would also like to thank all our prize sponsors:

• Ami Underwriting Managers
• Bryte Insurance
• Emerald Risk Transfer
• Genasys Technologies
• Global Choices
• Hollard Insure
• Insurance Institute of South Africa (IISA)
• Lloyd’s of London
• Milpark Education
• MUA Insurance Acceptances
• New National Assurance Company
• Old Mutual Insure
• Paton Personnel
• SHA Risk Specialists
• South African Insurance Crime Bureau
• The Data Company
• Tracker

Congratulations in order
FAnews and The Insurance Apprentice team would like to congratulate Temwa on winning the title of The Insurance Apprentice 2024! You trusted in your own capabilities and remained steadfast in your pursuit. Your victory is a testament to your resilience and dedication. Congratulations on achieving this ultimate triumph! To the fellow finalists, commendations on navigating through rigorous challenges and showcasing yourselves as the finest young talent in the insurance industry.

We would like to thank all the sponsors for their sponsorship and support of The Insurance Apprentice 2024. Without you, the series would not have been possible, and we cannot begin to say THANK YOU enough.

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