The Insurance Institute of Gauteng (IIG) held its inaugural dinner at The Galleria in Sandton last night. The first glittering event of the year saw immediate past president Daniel Stevens handing over the reins to president elect, Carla Jordan, who received the presidential chain of honour from past president Natasja Blok.
Jordan’s speech honoured the past presidents of the IIG and, as the 108th president, said, “I am proud to be a custodian of this wonderful institution, which has a very rich history.” She introduced the councillors for 2019 and mentioned two new initiatives in addition to the well-established programmes run by the IIG every year.
The IIG CPD Vault is an online portal that will allow members to check their CPD status and download attendance certificates following each event, which is great news for members. In addition, using funds accumulated from various charitable events as well as a donation from Sasria, the IIG is launching its Insurance Academic programme, which is targeted at school leavers. The programme will be run and subsidised by Masifunde, which has rebranded as the Graduate Institute of Financial Services, and the graduates will hold NQF Level 5 certification that will enable them to enter the short-term insurance industry at the end of 2019. There are 15 students on the programme this year.
The inaugural dinner was a tremendous success, launching the IIG’s theme for the year – “Pride, Purpose, Passion” – in fine style.
To read more about the event, look out for the April issue of RISKAfrica magazine.