The wait is finally over… #TIA2020 winner announced

15 June 2020 Rianet Whitehead




















The wait is finally over... #TIA2020 winner announced


We were supposed to announce the winner on 24 March, and COVID19 forced us to postpone. We adapted to the new way of doing things and the chaos and uncertainty it has caused and decided to tread on. With all indications very clear that group gatherings will not really happen for the rest of 2020, we decided to take the event online. The show had to go on and with technology at our fingertips, what better way to end a show then with a gathering of all our online followers… and host the grand finale you have all been waiting for!

Keeping the audience entertained, during the LIVE Finale, Panagio engaged with the apprentices in an open question and answer session. The open discussion allowed for the contestants to be able to hash things out and for more clarity regarding how everyone played in the competition… plenty of cringe-worthy and some truly, ergh, game-changing moments.

The audience also had the privilege of looking at some of the never seen before behind the scenes footage… absolutely entertaining!

The Live event was recorded and we are super excited to share the apprentices' and judges' journeys with you… but we have to warn you: once you start watching, you just won't be able to stop. It was a great event!

Watch it here
We would like to thank Chubb and Elite Risk Acceptances for sponsoring the eighth 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

Applications for TIA2021 is OPEN!
Be sure to enter if you are younger than 35 and have been working in the short term insurance industry for four or more years. The world is your oyster! Just do it! There are stunning prizes that can be won! Look at what the #2020 Winner and Runner up prizes were at the bottom of this email.





The CPD factor


Board Notice 17/2020 made it clear that you can still earn CPD hours until the end of August 2020 for FAIS CPD Hours, so make sure you visit the TIA and FAnews websites for your CPD Hours (1 Hour for every episode you watch). Please note that the deadline for IISA and FPI CPD hours was 31 May 2020 so you cannot earn CPD Hours for your Professional membership anymore. To get going for FAIS CPD, 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 had a question. If you answered all the questions correctly, you had a ticket to the final draw for a massive R20 000, sponsored by Constantia Insurance.

Our lucky winner for this prize is Basetsana Nkoane; congratulations Basetsana!


Winner and runner up prizes


Trip to Lloyds of London, sponsored by Lloyds of London
R75 000 bursary, sponsored by Inseta
R20 000 cash prize, sponsored by the Graduate Institute of Financial Sciences (GIFS)
R10 000 cash prize, sponsored by Tracker
Fitness watch, sponsored by Genasys Technologies

GIFS bursary worth R27 500
Goodie bag sponsored by CIB

Third place
GIFS bursary worth R27 500

Top 4
Conference fee sponsored by the AIE conference organisers to attend the AIE conference at Sun City in July

All 9 Apprentices
Wardrobe items sponsored by GIFS
R1 000 Uber voucher each sponsored by Discovery Insure

Other prizes
Best Team Player, voted for by their peers in the competition, sponsored by Liberty
Audience's favourite, sponsored by Innosys
TIA Social Media Influencer, sponsored by Elite Risk Acceptances


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