Insurance Institute of South Africa

Insurance Institute of South Africa

The Insurance industry in South Africa is competitive. The industry has a wide array of insurance providers that provide both long and short term insurance services. Have you ever wondered how insurance brokers get their skills? While it’s true that most brokers rely on years of on-the-job experience, there is an element of academics that informs the entire process. The Insurance Institute of South Africa is a well-established body that provides skills development solutions for individuals engaged in the local insurance industry. The code of ethics of this institute is in accordance with regulations set by both Long and Short Term Insurance Acts. 

The Insurance Institute of South Africa is a professional membership institute for the South African insurance industry. With a history that dates back to 1898, when it was first established in Cape Town, the institute has further developed in other cities in South Africa. When it was first established, the focus was the provision of insurance technical learning material and testing by examination.

What exactly does the Insurance Institute of South Africa do?

The institute essentially strives to promote skills development and professional conduct among members engaged in the insurance industry.

Who gets awarded membership?

Membership is awarded to those who have achieved an academic status as well as being recognised for their achievement in the insurance industry.

The University of South Africa (UNISA) offers Insurance Programs.

The code of ethics upheld by the Insurance Institute of South Africa includes:

  • The goal to adhere to and uphold the highest ethical standards and honesty and integrity.
  • To aspire to excellence and to deliver superior levels of service.

For more information about the Insurance Institute of South Africa, simply call: 011 341 9480. You can also send an email to

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