IST Learners

Andani Joyce Namakanga

IT application and Infrastructure Support Graduate, Sasria SOC LTD

“I am very excited about the programme and I feel that this will help me to keep up to date with IT trends and use technology to solve a problem in the industry.”

Asif Mahomed Hoosen

MiWay Insurance

“Really excited to start this journey and be one of the first candidates!”

Brendan Draper

Software Developer, GENRIC Insurance

“I am very excited and very eager to learn from others.”

Danièlle van der Merwe

Salvage Co-ordinator CIB Insurance

“I am thrilled to be part of the IST Graduate Programme. I do believe the programme will provide the opportunity to grow within the insurance industry, as well as develop new and existing skills.”

Geoff Brookstein


“What I am very excited about the IST Graduate Program is to venture into a new environment and collaborate with different individuals that all come from different backgrounds and to share the knowledge we have learnt through the program as well as past corporate experiences.”

Irshaad McDonald

BA, Discovery

“I am very exited and looking forward to the programme. Can’t wait to start the learning.”

Israel Mphako

Data Scientist

“Considering that I am from a very technical background, my EQ tend to be below average. So, I am hoping together with the coaches called upon by the program, I will be put into uncomfortable environment to effect this change so I can at least find the balance I need to attain some balance in my life.”

Keokopile Motshidisi Mosia

Application Support Intern, Sasria SOC Limited

“I am excited to be part this programme as I believe it will provide opportunities for me in my career path.”

Lerato Mohlala

Systems Tech, The Insurance Institute of South Africa

“I am looking forward to learning more about the Short-Term Insurance space.”

Lord Mahlahle Kgasago

Old Mutual Insure

“I am excited at this opportunity and am looking forward to the experience and the new chapter to my career!”

Mahlatse Constance Nhlapo

IT Business Analyst – Business System Management department, Munich Reinsurance of Africa Ltd

“I believe this programme is a step in the right direction for me in my career journey to becoming an innovator and IT specialist in the finance and insurance industry.”

Million Maringa

Data Manager & Support, Infiniti Africa

“I am so excited about learning and interacting with different people from the industry, and more importantly, to walk the path where no one else has walked in Africa.”

Mohamed Reza Abdul Gaffar

System Support Consultant, Nedbank Insurance

“Anxious and excited to be involved in this awesome Programme, learn as much as possible and to practice on the learnings.”

Nicholas Naidoo

Business Analyst, Nedbank Limited

“Looking forward tp learning more about the short term industry and the challenges currently being experienced.”

Ntombifuthi Mkhonza

Intermediate Feature Analyst, Old Mutual Insure

“I look forward to meeting new people and having insightful conversations with my industry peers about various topics.”

Peter Rashaya

Database Administrator and Database Developer, SASRIA

“I’m very excited that I’ll be part of the program and looking forward to it. Also looking forward to opportunities to learn, grow, and advance in my career.”

Phumzile Nxumalo

IT Technical Consultant, Aon

“I am super excited, and happy for the opportunity as such programs are rare especially in the IT industry.”

Samkelo Mndaweni

System Analyst, Standard Bank Insurance Brokers

“I am really excited and can’t wait to start. I think it’s a wonderful opportunity to bridge gaps between technology, processes and insurance knowledge.”

Senelisiwe Nqadini

Commission Specialist, MiWay Insurance

“This is a chance to learn from the key players and teachers within the insurance industry, a chance to open up one’s mind and be innovative.”

Thabiso Edwell Dibakoane

Systems Specialist, GENRIC Insurance

“Very excited on this new journey. Hoping to make myself and my organisation proud at the end of this programme.”

Thandeka Claudia Khoza

Constantia Insurance Company Limited

“I look forward to learning through industry experts, my classmates, and lectures on the programme. I look forward to also meeting fellow women in the industry that I can look up too, and as well as my peers who I can form a support structure with.”

Thapelo Robina Mothemane

Old Mutual Insure

“I'm truly honoured and happy to be part of the team that will make an impact to whole lot of youngers and advance my career in the insurance and technical industry.”

Tshilidzi Ratshilumela

Old Mutual Insure

“I’m looking forward to learning more about IT and growing in my career path with the knowledge that I will gain from this program.”