The insurance institute of the Western Cape (IIWC) was established in 1898. It is the oldest insurance institute in South Africa and possibly Africa. Formally known as the Insurance Institute of the Cape of Good Hope it has an unbelievably rich history within our community.
It was initially established by dynamic professionals within the Western Cape short term community, who were passionate about our industry and wanted to create a platform for like -minded peers to connect, share and grow.
Over the years the IIWC has evolved holistically into 3 Core pillars of offering;
Getting focuses on our core pillar of being a platform for our members to network with their peers in the industry by hosting a number of diverse and spectacular events throughout the year.
Growing focuses on our educational offering made up of both edu seminars and classroom sessions which are led by experts from within our industry and are all accredited with CPD points.
Giving focuses on giving back to our community through charity work. Our chosen charities
for 2020 are Percy Bartley House, Mdzananda Animal Clinic, Oscars Arc and Food Forward.
2019 was a special year for us as it marked real achievement and change;
We turned 120years old
We established our own independent office
We registered as a NPO
We gained PBO certification
We saw the most growth in membership
We were able to offer our members 36.5 CPD points through our edu seminars and class rooms
We saw our 1st edu bursary become a reality
We raised the most money for our charities (in excess of R350k)
The IIWC continues to be run by a council of diverse and dynamic industry professionals – who give up their time and energy freely - on a completely voluntary basis – driven by their passion to give back to an industry they are truly passionate about.
#TOGETHER – Getting Growing and Giving
"Networking is not about just connecting people. It's about connecting people with people, people with ideas, and people with opportunities." - Michele Jennae