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Discovery to host Get Active weekend in Cape Town

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2016 08:32 GMT

Entries are now open for the third Discovery Duathlon Cape Town and the Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town. On the 11th and 12th of February, Cape Town will play host to the Discovery Duathlon Cape Town and the Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town.

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​Discovery Life highlights the state of health in South Africa from its claims statistics

Press Releases   •   Jul 28, 2016 09:09 GMT

Discovery Life published details of its life assurance claims from January 2015 to December 2015. A total of 19 591 claims were paid over the period, amounting to R2.8 billion. Unnatural deaths accounted for 21% of all claims in 2015.As many as 60% of Discovery Life claimants were older than 50 in the same period...

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​Discovery Vitality launches state-of-the-art HealthyFood Studio

Press Releases   •   May 04, 2016 12:24 GMT

Discovery Vitality, Woolworths and Prue Leith Chefs Academy are on a mission to get people back into the kitchen. The newly launched HealthyFood Studio is a fully equipped, state-of-the-art culinary studio based in Sandton, where classes deal various aspects of nutritious cooking. These are taught and demonstrated by a Prue Leith professional, using fresh ingredients from Woolworths.

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Discovery and its Global Vitality Network join forces with Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global to combat the epidemic of stress and burnout

Press Releases   •   Nov 30, 2016 12:33 GMT

Worldwide effort draws on latest scientific findings and experts in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, productivity, sports and sleep to improve health and productivity.

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​Run into 2017 with Team Vitality’s new ASICS partnership

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2016 12:38 GMT

Discovery Vitality and Team Vitality are excited to announce a new partnership with premium sports apparel brand – ASICS. Ranked amongst the top sporting brands globally, ASICS is the new running kit supplier as well as strategic fitness partner to South Africa’s biggest running club, Team Vitality.

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​Discovery Health and Netcare 911 offer free counselling for Wits staff

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2016 08:44 GMT

Discovery Health and Netcare 911 offer free counselling for Wits staff

The commitment and contribution of Wits staff members during the recent difficult period have been exceptional. Staff did; however, voice the need for counselling following these events. From 15 to 17 November 2016, Wits joined hands with Discovery Health and Netcare 911 to offer free counselling to staff members who indicated a need.

Over the three days, staff members had the benefit of 45-minute counselling sessions with professionals from Netcare 911 and Discovery Health. Group counselling sessions were also available on request. There will be another opportunity to visit a counsellor on 23 November 2016.

This free counselling initiative with support from Discovery Health and Netcare 911, followed from numerous requests made to the Counselling and Careers Development Unit. To address the specific needs of staff members, the Unit worked with Discovery Health and Netcare 911 to offer tailored one-on-one or group counselling sessions for staff members. Being part of the medical scheme is not a requirement and this free counselling is aimed specifically at providing the necessary support to address any adverse impact of activities across campuses over recent weeks.

“It is important to get support to deal with any possible after effects of exposure to traumatic incidents. Discovery Health offers trauma support through trained counsellors, and we gladly extend these services to staff members at Wits who feel they may need it,” said Dr Maurice Goodman, Chief Medical Officer of Discovery Health.

Based on the interest in the first sessions, Discovery Health and Netcare 911 will be available for further sessions on 23 November 2016. To book a counselling session, please contact Health Touch on 011 529 8765. 

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Discovery Limited is a South African-founded financial services organisation that operates in the healthcare, life assurance, short-term insurance, savings and investment products and wellness markets. Founded in 1992, Discovery was guided by a clear core purpose – to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. Underpinning this core purpose is the belief that through innovation, Discovery can be a powerful market disruptor.

The company, with headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, has expanded its operations globally and currently serves over 5 million clients across South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Singapore and Australia. Discovery recently partnered with Generali, a leading insurer in Europe, and has partnered with John Hancock in the US. These new partnerships will bring Discovery’s shared-value business model to protection industries in Europe and the US.

Vitality, Discovery’s wellness programme, is the world’s largest scientific, incentive-based wellness solution for individuals and corporates. The global Vitality membership base now exceeds three million lives in five markets.

Discovery is an authorised financial services provider and trades under the code “DSY” on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange. 

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The commitment and contribution of Wits staff members during the recent difficult period have been exceptional. Staff did; however, voice the need for counselling following these events. From 15 to 17 November 2016, Wits joined hands with Discovery Health and Netcare 911 to offer free counselling to staff members who indicated a need.

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​Discovery joins Gift of the Givers to help the people of Alex

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2016 08:08 GMT

Discovery Fund has given an emergency donation of R250 000 to Gift of the Givers to assist them with the disaster relief work that is being done in Alex.

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Discovery announces top entrepreneurs in its MedTech Silicon Valley Programme

Press Releases   •   Nov 21, 2016 09:20 GMT

In September 2016, Discovery announced its first Discovery Entrepreneurs MedTech Silicon Valley Programme during a session held to discuss the use of technology as a driver for reducing medical inflation.

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​David Beckham’s Advice To Youngsters - Work Hard And Have A Passion For What You Do

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2016 15:06 GMT

Football star and Unicef ambassador David Beckham has the following advice for young people – work hard, be dedicated, stay grounded and have a passion for what you do.

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South Africans must work together to find ways to generate economic growth – Pravin Gordhan

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2016 13:02 GMT

South Africans should be proud of their fiscal sovereignty, but must now work together towards finding their own ways to generate economic growth through improving confidence, increasing investment and deepening inclusivity. This is the view of Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, who was a keynote speaker at the Discovery Leadership Summit held on Monday at the Sandton Convention Centre.

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Our core purpose and values guide us in all we do. A clear and profound promise: to make people healthier and enhance and protect their lives.

Discovery provides innovative and unique financial services and assurance products which integrate with our trend-setting wellness programme - Vitality. Discovery operates in South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Asia, China, Australia and Europe.

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