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Season 8


Season 8 of The Insurance Apprentice was an exciting and competitive journey that showcased the talent and skills of young professionals in the insurance industry. The season featured ten ambitious contestants who faced various challenges and tasks designed to test their knowledge, problem-solving abilities, and teamwork. With Simon Colman as the head judge and Nox Dlamini as a co-judge, the contestants battled it out to impress the judges and secure their spot in the next round. After intense elimination rounds in Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town, the top 10 contestants were revealed. Throughout the season, viewers witnessed the contestants’ growth and development as they tackled real-life insurance scenarios and received valuable mentorship from industry experts. 

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The Winner of Season 8 is revealed below - only keep scrolling if you are fine with spoilers

Meet the Winner of Season 8

Christelle Odendaal

The competition, according to Odendaal, is well put together and the challenges are truly challenging – which is a good thing. “It is also fair.”

“My fellow contestants were fierce competition, and I have learned a lot from each of them, personally. We, in a sense, became family. The judges were very knowledgeable. I must say, however, that Judge Dread is in fact not as bad as people make him out to be… Nox on the other hand is quite scary. The challenges were a good variety of some difcult ones and some not so difficult ones, but all of them were unique and got you to think differently about the industry we work in daily. It challenges you to look for and find new and innovative ways to solve current issues,” added Odendaal.

“Right at the beginning, I did not have a clear strategy, and I just wanted to give it my best shot and be myself always. Towards the end, my strategy was to keep it simple, and to believe in what I was about to present about –that way, the presentation was authentic and honest. If you do your best, you will know it” she continued.