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 & WingsMentorship Programme!

We’ll take you on an exciting 6-month mentorship journey with impact, where you’ll be encouragedand 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


Mentor: Bevan Manchest
Mentee: Anna Mazibuko
Mentor: Asiya Swaleh
Mentee: Elizabeth Ngaruwe
Mentor: Eugene Hattingh
Mentee: Ayanda Zulu
Mentor: Bernice van Leeuwen
Mentee: Precious Thobile
Mentor: Chris Potter
Mentee: Silke Stiemie
Mentor: Clive Jainarain
Mentee: Masi Muzamhindo
Mentor: Colleen Kanniah
Mentee: Veronica Kotsoane
Mentor: Darryl Grater
Mentee: Somthemba Makinana
Mentor: Gerhard Genis
Mentee: Mosa Phillips
Mentor: Jonathan Crisp
Mentee: Sinethemba Mthinto
Mentor: Marlon Bowes
Mentee: Kaylene Wellcome