The transfer of skills

14 February 2020 Myra Knoesen

The audience is bound to find delight in the interesting surprises set in store for The Insurance Apprentice 2020, episode two.


















The transfer of skills


The audience is bound to find delight in the interesting surprises set in store for The Insurance Apprentice 2020, episode two.

For or against
Episode two, task two of The Insurance Apprentice, sponsored by Aon South Africa, sees a hot debate with some heated audience engagement as the apprentices are tasked by Judge Simon Colman, Executive Head of Digital Distribution at SHA Risk Specialists, Judge Nadia Starr, Chief Executive Officer at Inseta and guest Judge Terence Williams, Chief Executive Officer at Aon South Africa with presenting their argument in favour of, or against, the motion of the topic 'increasing the retirement age is good for the sustainability of the insurance industry'.

The affirmative team, consisting of Nabeelah Maharaj (Santam), Sebastian Reddy (Old Mutual Insure), Vicky Sebothoma (Aon Re Africa) and Yaseen Essop (RBS Insurance Brokers), debated FOR an increased retirement age and the negative team consisting of Amogelang Kgaladi (FNB Insure), JP Ellis (Constantia Insurance), Kanchaal Mahabeer (Power Brokers & Financial Services), Memory Zimba (Centriq) and Siphamandla Dube (Hollard), debated AGAINST an increased retirement age.

Which team won the debate? Which apprentice/s fell victim to elimination?

Watch it here
We would like to thank Aon South Africa for sponsoring the second episode of The Insurance Apprentice 2020.

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

Thank you
On 18 January, Bryte Insurance hosted and sponsored a welcome dinner for the apprentices to officially celebrate the start of series six. Thank you Bryte Insurance.

A very special thank you also goes out to Old Mutual Insure for being our hosts for the week of filming for The Insurance Apprentice 2020! TIA would not be what it is without a venue to film, thank you. You were fantastic hosts!



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 finale where we will announce the winner of TIA2020. At the finale we will have a lucky draw between the three people and one person will win R20 000.

Superfan question
In episode two, task two, what were the apprentices most nervous about?

Their task for the day
Judge Simon being back as a judge
Nadia's stare


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. Thank you AIE conference organisers for sponsoring the winner of The Insurance Apprentice to go to the African Insurance Exchange at Sun City in July.

.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.

One apprentice will receive the award for Best Team Player, voted for by their peers in the competition, and one apprentice will receive a prize as being the audience's favourite apprentice – the one they like most (not the favourite to win necessarily). These prizes are 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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