A captain on and off the field

The former Welwitschias captain said he is loving his role at King Price.

29 March 2019 | People

Pull Quote: “I love what I do, and knowing that I am apart of such a prestigious brand that is growing every day, makes me happy.”- Jacques Burger, manager for King Price Insurance southern region.

Elizabeth Joseph





Jacques Burger, who is well known for his skills on the rugby field, has now joined the corporate world and is the manager of King Price Insurance for the southern region of Namibia.

Having been the captain of Namibia’s national rugby team, the leadership position came easy for him.

Burger made his international debut against Zambia in 2004.

He participated in the 2007, 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups, and has left an indelible mark on the hearts of Namibians with his bravery and skill.

At the 2011 Rugby World Cup, the then International Rugby Board’s Rugby News Service listed Jacques Burger as one of the top five players of the tournament.

It said he was "consistently the shining light in his side" and that "even as opposition scores mounted, the 28-year-old continued to tirelessly throw himself into the tackle and threaten turnover ball in the rucks".

Following a concussion versus Georgia in the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Burger announced his retirement from international rugby.

He then joined the King Price family in the south.

Among other things, Burger is also a farmer and says that one of the biggest challenges he has faced thus far has been the drought that continually looms over all the farms and farm owners’ heads.

Burger’s job is to take care of the King Price Insurance brand and to make sure it grows and flourishes.

“There is not a day that I am not in the field, so I wouldn’t say that I have a typical day in the office. I love what I do, and knowing that I am apart of such a prestigious brand that is growing every day, makes me happy,” Burger said.

He said all the injuries he experienced on the rugby field were challenges that came with the job, and at King Price Insurance the only challenge is making sure the brand grows to its full capacity.

“Everyone here at King Price have a common goal and they are diverse, so there is nothing that really sets me apart from my colleagues.”

Burger is inspired by his family, whom he loves spending time with. He also loves being a farmer and seeing the fruit of his labours, both in the office and in the field.

Similar News

 

World Tourism Day

11 hours ago | People

Michael ShagandjwaThe country should establish more unique heritage attractions that reflect our country’s background. Create an interesting image with reservations that are worth viewing and...

Former governor Vatuva laid to rest

1 day - 21 September 2020 | People

TUYEIMO HAIDULAOMUNGWELUMEFormer governor of Oshana Region Silvanus Vatuva was buried at the Omulungwelume cemetery in the Ohangwena Region on Saturday.President Hage Geingob paid tribute to...

Consumer education

4 days ago - 18 September 2020 | People

Ndangi Katoma 8 things you need to know about Old Mutual’s new funeral insurance.If you are the breadwinner in your family, the day may come...

Creating powerful change

4 days ago - 18 September 2020 | People

Monique Adams Talita Horn is passionate about making a change in the corporate governance field in Namibia as well as contributing to the national...

Local lawyer makes waves

4 days ago - 18 September 2020 | People

Mariselle Stofberg The friendly and savvy Nicole Kloppers is a mother of two who took a leap of faith in opening her own law...

Dedicated, dynamic and diverse

4 days ago - 18 September 2020 | People

Mariselle Stofberg With more than 28 years of experience in the retail and business banking spheres, Leon Koch will be a valuable addition to...

Making working hard look effortless

1 week ago - 11 September 2020 | People

Ian de WaalWhen I walk into the King Price Insurance office every morning, I grab myself a coffee, sometimes a popcorn and then start grafting....

A connector of positive change

1 week ago - 11 September 2020 | People

MARISELLE STOFBERGZenaune Kamberipa aspires to “make an impact that matters” in everything he does. “That is a slogan that I learned on my journey, and...

A connector of positive change

1 week ago - 11 September 2020 | People

MARISELLE STOFBERGZenaune Kamberipa aspires to “make an impact that matters” in everything he does. “That is a slogan that I learned on my journey, and...

Making it all make sense

1 week ago - 11 September 2020 | People

JUSTICIA SHIPENA Ashley Auxab is purpose-driven and goal-oriented man who is currently employed by Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) as an IT technician.Auxab told Careers...

Latest News

'Broke' Edgars won't dent Oryx...

11 hours ago | Business

Oryx Properties has shielded itself against possible vacant space in Maerua Mall resulting from Edcon's bankruptcy protection by reaching a lease agreement with South African-based...

Teenager raped in quarantine

11 hours ago | Crime

JEMIMA BEUKES AND ADOLF KAURESWAKOPMUND/WINDHOEKSwakopmund State Hospital driver, 26-year-old Glenn Clifford Leister, has been denied bail by the local magistrate's court after appearing in connection...

Covid-19: Partying Namibians throw caution...

11 hours ago | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKNamibians have thrown caution to the wind and are failing to adhere to regulations without being policed, after the Covid-19 state of emergency...

Swapo's Wakudumo and Shinduvi face...

11 hours ago | Politics

Kenya KamboweRUNDUThe Swapo Kavango East regional executive committee (REC) passed a motion of no confidence in the region's coordinator Ottilie Shinduvi and the regional mobiliser...

Kauhaie wins the crown

11 hours ago | Youth

Irene-Mari van der Walt Swakopmund • [email protected] the cancellation of the Mr Teen Swakopmund 2020, the Miss Teen Swakopmund 2020 pageant went ahead at...

Declining repo rate supports domestic...

11 hours ago | Business

PHILLEPUS UUSIKUThe Bank of Namibia (BoN) and the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) have cut the repo rate several times since both countries announced states...

Government availing shacks humiliating

11 hours ago | Opinion

In January 2019, President Hage Geingob described shacks (corrugated iron homes) as a 'humanitarian crisis'. “We have a crisis where human beings are staying in...

World Tourism Day

11 hours ago | People

Michael ShagandjwaThe country should establish more unique heritage attractions that reflect our country’s background. Create an interesting image with reservations that are worth viewing and...

Spread your financial wings

11 hours ago | Columns

Irene-Mari van der Walt I don’t know much about money but I know that they say it can’t buy happiness. I also know that people...

Load More