#Stayingininsurance… be the change!

07 February 2020 Myra Knoesen


















#Stayingininsurance… be the change!


Often times when we were in to school, advancing through subjects, we had questions of relevance of the content we studied in certain subjects to our future careers. This link is not always obvious.

In episode one, task one, sponsored by INSETA, the apprentices Amogelang Kgaladi (FNB Insure), JP Ellis (Constantia Insurance), Kanchaal Mahabeer (Power Brokers & Financial Services), Memory Zimba (Centriq), Nabeelah Maharaj (Santam), Sebastian Reddy (Old Mutual Insure), Siphamandla Dube (Hollard), Vicky Sebothoma (Aon Re Africa) and Yaseen Essop (RBS Insurance Brokers) have the opportunity to influence grade 11 learners at Westbury Secondary School in Johannesburg.

This year the apprentices imparted skills and knowledge to a selected group of teachers and students highlighting the importance of particular subjects to insurance and its various careers.

The subjects chosen were maths, business studies, geography and life orientation. The apprentices were tasked with studying the curriculum of the subject they were given, have a conversation with the grade 11 teacher about the subject and find a way to share with the grade 11 learners how this specific subject is relevant to the insurance industry. Bringing in the importance of Inseta was a critical element of the message they had to convey.

Did they win the learners over and cover the required mandate set out by Judge Nadia Starr (Chief Executive Officer at INSETA), guest Judges Adeline Singh (Skills Planning Manager & Head of Research at INSETA), Tumi Peele (Chief Operations Officer at INSETA) and Nox Dlamini (Managing Director at XonRisk and 2018 TIA Winner)?

Watch it here

We would like to thank INSETA for sponsoring the first episode of The Insurance Apprentice 2020.

To watch the episode on YouTube, click HERE
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To watch it on Facebook, click HERE



The CPD factor


Earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for every episode you watch. Each episode will carry 1 CPD hour. Simply:

1. Visit
2. Click on the CPD tab
3. Register by filling in your personal details;
4. Confirm your log-in details via email once you have registered;
5. Log-in using your email and password;
6. Click on the episode you wish to complete; read the article and
7. Answer the multiple-choice questions related to each episode listed and click submit.


The #Superfan competition


For every episode of The Insurance Apprentice, we have a question. Simply visit answer the #Superfan question, up to episode seven, to stand a chance to win R20 000, sponsored by Constantia Insurance. All the correct answers will go into a lucky draw and three people will be chosen to attend the competition winner announcement finale. At the finale we will have a lucky draw between the three people and one person will win.

Superfan question In episode one, task one, who was the team consisting of three members?

Kanchaal Mahabeer, Sebastian Reddy and Vicky Sebothoma
Amogelang Kgaladi, Memory Zimba and JP Ellis
Siphamandla Dube, Nabeelah Maharaj and Yaseen Essop


Winner and runner up prizes


Winner and runner up prizes
The winner of The Insurance Apprentice wins a trip to Lloyds of London, sponsored by Lloyds of London, a R75 000 bursary, sponsored by INSETA, a R20 000 cash prize, sponsored by the Graduate Institute of Financial Sciences (GIFS), a R10 000 cash prize, sponsored by Tracker and an apple watch, sponsored by Genasys Technologies.

The runner up wins a bursary from GIFS worth R27 500 and a prize sponsored by CIB. Third place will also receive a bursary from GIFS worth R27 500. Two apprentices will also receive prizes sponsored by Liberty and Innosys.

Each of the nine apprentices also received a R1 000 Uber voucher, sponsored by Discovery Insure.


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