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Ladies and Gentlemen, the TAKE OFF!

Everyone loves “take-offs” right? Flying locally or abroad gets everyone dancing on their feet but flying to fetch your dreams through the Class of ’24 IIG program gets our 26 young insurance professionals exhilarated. The last two days have been everything to write home about.  The IIG is about intentionally connecting, engaging, and growing insurance talent for the insurance industry, not just for today but for a lifetime.



One thing is for sure, their lives will never be the same after being immersed in this life-changing opportunity which is well designed to shape them into responsible and eligible leaders for the near future. The training offered by our partners LCA equipped them with knowledge and skills around business etiquette, personal branding, various personality types, the importance of tribes and how to navigate their career trajectory through these fundamental life and business skills. They left the room with imaginations going wide at the possibility of how their lives will be transformed in the next coming months. With all the faith, dedication, zeal, hope and hard work that lies ahead, nothing is impossible.



Both days were graced by the newly appointed IIG president Bukhosi Khumalo, who was well supported by members of his council. The president emphasized that on top of developing oneself, the Class of Programme is also designed for the delegates to do something for the community, in which he quoted Winston Churchill who said “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”. And the Class of programme is an opportunity to make both a living and a life, initiatives that the class was very excited about.


This year’s cohort will partner with industry leaders and Midesk Global in fulfilling a social responsibility which anticipates changing the lives of at least 100 students by providing them revolutionary wheelie schoolbag that converts into a desk and a chair with a solar light and USB charging portal. This innovative design allows for a child to wheel their bag, chair, and desk to school and back home while at the same time addressing 6 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in accordance with the 2030 Agenda.



IIG can’t wait to change the lives of ordinary South Africans through your sponsorship in this initiative. Stay tuned for upcoming updates which will be shared through our detailed monthly informers. 


Upward and Forward, we #LinkUp!!


Article Written by Simon Nkosinathi Hlongwane