Ricardo Smith

Becoming part of the South African Actuarial Development Program (SAADP) was a pivotal moment in my journey towards becoming an actuary. The financial support provided me with the means to pursue my education and training in actuarial science without the burden of significant student debt. This allowed me to focus wholeheartedly on my studies, extracurricular […]

Wilson Mongwe

My journey with SAADP began with a phone call from Ms Nokwanda Mkhize, who invited me to an interview at Wits on January 7, 2009, which also happened to be my birthday. I took this call while sitting beneath my grandmother’s Mango tree, worried about how I would pay for my university education because my […]

Odwa Madolo

At University: • Journey at SAADP started in 2004 the second year of the programme, and my second year of my business science degree at UCT. • SAADP continued to sponsor me through to my honours year in 2006. • I became actively involved in SAADP while at UCT as a tutor and a mentor […]

Fhatuwani Nemakhavhani

My Actuarial Journey with SAADP My Actuarial journey with the South African Actuaries Development Programme (SAADP) was not typical in that it began on a sour note. Despite matriculating as one of the top students, I was unfortunately not able to secure funding towards my Actuarial Sciences studies. During the winter season of 2008, I […]

Hilda Nsibande

I thank SAADP for their profound impact on my life – both personally and professionally. It’s Nelson Mandela that said, “what counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived, it is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead. […]

Sifiso Sibiya

The Role of the SAADP in my Development The South African Actuarial Development program (SAADP) played a crucial role in my development as an actuary and a financial services professional. My journey with SAADP began in 2004. Though I wasn’t a sponsored student at the time, all my friends were sponsored by SAADP and I […]

Takalani Sikhavhakhavha

My name is Takalani Sikhavhakhavha, I am a qualified actuary (FASSA with a Life and Microinsurance Practising certificates) who was funded by SAADP. The SAADP was not only a bursary scheme for me but provided a family. I met many friends and mentors through the programme that even today I am still in touch with. […]

Junaid Khan

The South African Actuarial Development Program (SAADP) has played an invaluable role in shaping my life’s trajectory. Beyond the crucial financial support that made it possible for me to pursue my studies in actuarial science at one of the top global institutions i.e. University of Cape Town (UCT) and then later as Fellow of the […]

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