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TIA | The Insurance Apprentice

Meet the Contestant

Kebafentse Mogoshi

Support Team Leader

Miway Blink

Did you choose a career in insurance, or did you fall into the industry like so many others? Briefly share your story.

After the construction industry shrunk in SA and architectural offices started retrenching, I found myself affected looking for employment in a different industry, that’s how I landed in insurance.

Why did you choose to enter The Insurance Apprentice?

To be pushed out of my comfort zone, see what other talent is out there and work on improving myself and spreading my wings. One other that caught my attention was the opportunity to visit Lloyds’s of London should I win; I want that really bad!

In your mind, what qualities should an ambassador of The Insurance Apprentice have?

Be confident, but not arrogant, and have a teachable spirit, and a mind capable of thinking outside of the box. Also, be able to take charge and influence others.

Who has been the biggest influencer on your career and why?

My late friend, Teboho Mareas. When I switched industries, he kept on reminding me to believe in myself and remember that the mind is fluid, you can learn and master a new skill for as long as you approach a learning opportunity with a positive and open mind.

In a tweet of 140 characters explain why insurance ROCKS!!!

It takes away the boring out of insurance for people not in the industry, puts faces behind the contracts taken up, and exposes the vastness of the industry.

What would be your dream Apprentice task and why?

The Hacked task – data is the new commodity and I feel we could drill deeper into this. People’s accounts get hacked and some even lose money, so outside of looking at it from a commercial perspective, we can explore how the ordinary man on the street can acquire cover for losses that may occur after having a hacked, phone, computer, or online profile. We may not be limited to remote hacking but also being held hostage and being forced to transfer money to culprits’ accounts.

What song would you choose for your Insurance Apprentice victory dance?

Karyendasoul, Zakes Bantwini, Nana Atta – Mali

A message to all the TIA sponsors?


This is a great opportunity, aim to make it bigger and perhaps have it on another online streaming platform. I strongly believe that “in your face” exposure will attract even better talent across the country. Thank you for working with what you must push this series for so long and for not running out of steam thus far.

How important is winning for you?


Right now, winning is everything for me. I strongly believe the exposure will be a huge catalyst for my career, and my assist me with moving into more strategic roles. The bursary will go a long way as I had to park completing NQF6 in Short-Term insurance with Milpark College in 2024, I will change plans and resume in 2024. Moreover, this will be an inspiration for 2 kids, and the 3rd one who is on the way.

Advice to yourself about what you should remember and focus on as you are going into the competition.


Never be too comfortable, remember everyone is here to win, there is one winner, and you need to do everything morally right to win. THIS IS A COMPETITION, there are no participation certificates!