Roots & Wings

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Roots & Wings is a unique mentorship programme proudly brought to you by the Insurance Institute of Gauteng (IIG).

The programme provides mentees with a competitive edge, and access to experienced professionals within the short-term insurance industry.

Through this programme you can tap into your mentor’s extensive experience which will help in shaping your career, giving you the best possible opportunity to succeed.

Roots & Wings will connect mentees with a committed mentor who is passionate about the Insurance Industry & development. The mentor will invest their time and energy to help mentees navigate through an ever changing and competitive industry.

To ensure success, the IIG has also partnered with a trusted and professional service provider, Linda Coetzee & Associates.

For the Mentors

Are you a leader in your field, and passionate about giving back and developing the next generation of leaders in our industry? The IIG Roots & Wings mentorship programme is your solution!

Roots & Wings will provide you with a platform to connect with the selected highly dynamic young professionals who are committed to personal development and looking for career growth. Your mentee will benefit from your extensive industry insights and experiences.

What’s in it for me as a mentor?
  • Excellent opportunity to give back to the industry
  • Play an active role in shaping the future leaders of our industry
  • Satisfaction in enhancing skills in helping someone else grow
  • Opportunity to reflect on own practices & journey through sharing own experiences
  • Gain new skills through interaction with highly dynamic young professionals

For the Mentees

Are you under 35 and a top performer looking for a competitive edge to take your career to greater heights?

Your IIG is looking for you!! We would like to invite you to be a part of the IIG’s Roots & Wings Mentorship Programme!

We’ll take you on an exciting 6-month mentorship journey with impact, where you’ll be encouraged and challenged to push boundaries and break those glass ceilings. This is a great opportunity for accelerated personal growth and development.

How do I benefit as a mentee?
Below are some of the key take away’ s you will benefit from after completing Roots & Wings:
  • The ability to take charge of your professional career
  • Develop and improve your business acumen skills
  • Increased exposure to the industry and networking opportunities
  • Managing your work-life balance
  • Enhancing your ability to cope with career growth challenges & opportunities


Mentee - Marzina Kana (Absa)
Mentor - Fia Samuels (iTOO)

Mentee - Kamogelo Khoza (Emerald)
Mentor - Simpson Mukonoweshuro (Hollard)

Mentee - Kashmira Bharosay (Indwe)
Mentor - Nitasha Jaganath (Old Mutual)

Mentee - Kgothatso Ramokgopa (Marsh)
Mentor - Vanessa Kleber (Leppard)

Mentee - Khatisa Mushwana (ABSA)
Mentor - Sue Admas (Fulcrum)

Mentee - Lebogang Shuping (VCIB)
Mentor - Wayne Moorcroft Amicos (Santam)

Mentee - Lehlogonolo Mashaphu (Guardrisk)
Mentor - Charissa Smith (Marsh)

Mentee - Mathapelo Mailula (ABSA)
Mentor - Thabo Twalo (Santam)

Mentee - Morgan Lukhele (Emerald)
Mentor - Koketso Shabalala (SHA)

Mentee - Njabulo Dube (Santam)
Mentor - Michele Barclay (Constantia)

Mentee - Nonduduzo Hadebe (Santam)
Mentor - Cliff Garrun (Garrun)

Mentee - Ntusana Moloi (Guy Carpenter)
Mentor - Simbarashe Mukonzo (Mukfin)

Mentee - Portia Shuping (Old Mutual)
Mentor - Toska Kouskos (Constantia Insurance)

Mentee - Randy Hlongoane (ABSA)
Mentor - Janice Clayton (Emerald)

Mentee - Sheryl Sithole (AON)
Mentor - Refilwe Ntshangase (Mercer)

Mentee - Sinethemba Ndlovu (iTOO)
Mentor - Deidrè Henneberry (Santam)

Mentee - Anele Tsewu (Aon)
Mentor - Hannes Nothnagel (Discovery)

Mentee - Kagiso Tebogo Shabangu (ABSA)
Mentor - Derek Vermeulen - (Commercial & General Insurance Brokers)

Mentee - Mahlomola Sekgotlaboraga (Discovery)
Mentor - Wilmine Prinsloo (King Price)

Mentee - Nande Nqoloba (SWISS RE)
Mentor - Tony Tseun (Old Mutual)

Mentee - Nokwanda Ndlovu (ABSA)
Mentor - Gerhard Genis (Private)

Mentee - Rianka de Beer (ABSA)
Mentor - Alison van Niekerk (Garrun)

Mentee - Portia Motau (Olea)
Mentor - Jacques Stahl (Bryte)

Mentee - Jonathan Russel (Olea)
Mentor - Jonathan Crisp (Hollard)

Mentee - Terence Morgan (ABSA)
Mentor - Thabo Mabapa (Guy Carpenter)

Mentee - Sibongile Matlakane (ABSA)
Mentor - Thamsanqa Mphakama (Emerald)

Mentee - Selena Deepnarain (Emerald)
Mentor - Alicia Narainsamy (Santam)

Mentee - Reneilwe Makhubo (Garrun)
Mentor - Philip Mpande (Emerald)

Mentee - Tash Moodley (Terra Marine)
Mentor - Seamus Casserly (Lockton)

Mentee - Nobuhle Masuku (Compass)
Mentor - Clodagh da Paixao (Garrun)

Mentee - Ayanda Ndlovu (Tracker)
Mentor - Shaazia Khan (iTOO)

Mentee - Ruvimbo Chikuri (Marsh)
Mentor - Hennie Barnard (Gullwing)

Mentee - Akho Kenke (ABSA)
Mentor - Milesha Chetty (Leppard)

Mentee - Lindiwe Mabaso (Discovery Insure)
Mentor - Eugene Hatting (IUM)

Mentee - Koketso Pootona (Mukfin)
Mentor - Christopher Appanah (Bryte)