105 YEARS!!!

As South Africa enjoyed peaceful elections, a strengthening Rand and 10 Olympic medals, there’s one more amazing achievement to celebrate – Your IIG’s 105th birthday!

Established in downtown Johannesburg on the 27th August 1911, the Insurance Institute of Gauteng has endured two world wars, changes of governments and numerous ongoing industry regulatory amendments, to name a few ... and through it all has gone from strength to strength.

The IIG’s 7th female president Tracy McLaughlin and the council have once again created world-class educational and social events in line with this year’s presidential theme: ‘Honouring our heritage, while challenging the future’.

But then again, the IIG owes its success to our loyal members. With corporate member subscription fees and the generosity of event sponsors, your IIG has raised in excess of R4 million for worthy charities over the past decade and also hosts Africa’s largest insurance networking event, the IIG Annual Dinner for a record-breaking 1 800 guests.

In celebration of our 105 years of success, the IIG thanks our friends from the IISA, IING, IIER, IIFS, IIB, IICoGH, IIKZN, IIBotswana and this month’s Informer sponsor Hollard for their good wishes and contribution in this very special golden issue of the IIG Informer.



Hollard congratulates the IIG on its 105th birthday

To survive for more than a century is remarkable in itself. To do that and be more relevant than ever, is a feat few organisations achieve – and the Insurance Institute of Gauteng is one of them.


Insurance Institutes – The Movement

On 2 March 2016, IISA President Delphine Maïdou and IISA CEO David Harpur invited the presidents of insurance institutes from all over South Africa to gather.


Insurance Institute of South Africa

The Insurance Institute of South Africa (IISA) can trace its original roots back to 1898 when, following a national convention attended by every local insurance institute in the Republic, representatives of the local institutes subsequently congregated in Bloemfontein to form a national institute.


Insurance Institute of KwaZulu-Natal

Whilst honouring our heritage and valuing the expertise of our industry, our aim this year is to uplift the youth within the industry by exposing them to industry events, allowing them to rub shoulders with our experienced members and help them realise that they are equally valuable, as we count on them to take on the next 68 years for us!


Insurance Institute of the Free State

The IIFS’s main aim is to build cooperative relationships between all the role players within the insurance industry. We promote communication between insurers, assessors, brokers and all other relevant parties by presenting training, social and informative sessions and events.


Insurance Institute of the East Rand

The East Rand comprises the region to the east of Johannesburg including the following areas: Alberton, Bedfordview, Benoni, Boksburg, Brakpan, Delmas, Germiston, Kempton Park and Nigel.


Insurance Institute of the Border, South Africa

On behalf of the members and committee of the Insurance Institute of the Border, South Africa, we extend our heartiest congratulations to the Insurance Institute of Gauteng for 105 years of service to their region.


Insurance Institute of Northern Gauteng

The Insurance Institute of Northern Gauteng was established in 1954 and has a proud history of activities and achievements. With a starting membership count of 63 people representing 37 companies and two firms of assessors, the first meeting occurred at a luncheon in October 1954 at Polly’s Hotel in Pretoria.


Insurance Institute of the Cape of Good Hope

On behalf of the council of the IICOGH and all of our members I would like to wish the IIG a fantastic 105th birthday!! An amazing milestone for a fantastic organisation dedicated to serving its members!


Insurance Institute of Botswana

The Insurance Institute of Botswana (IIB) was registered in February 2016. We are therefore particularly excited to be associated with the Insurance Institute of Gauteng, whose leadership and presence is a hallmark within our profession today.