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The night belongs to runners!

The night belongs to runners!

Press Releases   •   Mar 20, 2017 10:29 GMT

Joburg to host Discovery 947 Rhythm Run in May

Targeted strategies needed to stem global tsunami of lifestyle diseases
Discovery’s shared-value insurance business model and organic growth approach drive continued strong performance

Discovery’s shared-value insurance business model and organic growth approach drive continued strong performance

Press Releases   •   Feb 23, 2017 08:05 GMT

Interim financial results for the six months ended 31 December 2016 • Normalised profit from operations up 13% to R3 412 million • Headline earnings up 14% to R2 023 million • Normalised headline earnings up 3% to R2 184 million • New business growth up 15% to R8 245 million

Why we welcome a sugar tax

Why we welcome a sugar tax

Press Releases   •   Feb 22, 2017 13:15 GMT

Discovery Vitality encouraged by the revised sugar tax design announced by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his 2017 Budget Speech.

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Insight: The South African National Budget Speech 2017 promises to be more important than ever

Press Releases   •   Feb 20, 2017 10:56 GMT

With government needing to raise an extra R28 billion in taxes, it is a foregone conclusion that taxes will rise. The only questions are, which taxes will go up, and by how much?

SA SME Fund appoints Chief Executive Officer

SA SME Fund appoints Chief Executive Officer

News   •   Feb 16, 2017 10:49 GMT

The SA SME Fund, focused on developing high-growth small and medium businesses and stimulating investment in entrepreneurship, has announced the appointment of Quinton Dicks as its Chief Executive Officer.

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Discovery Foundation partners with Standard Bank and University of Pretoria in initiative to support medical students

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2017 09:47 GMT

The Discovery Foundation and the University of Pretoria today announced the implementation of a Medical Student Loan Guarantee Fund that will be managed by Standard Bank.

SA sweeps podium in men's elite Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town
Discovery Get Active Weekend in full swing

Discovery Get Active Weekend in full swing

Press Releases   •   Feb 11, 2017 11:43 GMT

The 2017 Discovery Get Active Weekend kicked off today in perfect weather conditions.

Cape Town gears up to Get Active with multisport athletes

Cape Town gears up to Get Active with multisport athletes

Press Releases   •   Feb 02, 2017 11:11 GMT

Don’t miss the multisport action happening in the Mother City – entries close soon. The Discovery Get Active weekend in Cape Town on 11 and 12 February 2017 is fast approaching, and with it the closing date for entries into both these events.

The magic of multisport: Why training for a duathlon or triathlon is great for everyone

The magic of multisport: Why training for a duathlon or triathlon is great for everyone

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2017 12:29 GMT

Exercise can easily get boring or routine, so the multi-disciplinary nature of triathlons keeps training interesting and challenging. Plus, the variety of racing distances makes it accessible for all fitness levels: from kids’ races and sprint distances right through to ultra-distance races. In short – multisport offers something for everyone.

The Discovery Health Journalism Awards is changing direction in 2017

The Discovery Health Journalism Awards is changing direction in 2017

Press Releases   •   Jan 11, 2017 11:29 GMT

The Discovery Health Journalism Awards is changing direction. In 2017 we will be introducing the updated version of the Discovery Health Journalism Awards. Don’t miss this opportunity that change can bring

Make sure that your car is roadtrip ready before your holiday

Make sure that your car is roadtrip ready before your holiday

Press Releases   •   Dec 15, 2016 11:25 GMT

If you're planning on driving to your holiday destination, now would be a good time to get your car checked.

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

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.

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

​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

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.

Discovery to host Get Active weekend in Cape Town

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.

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

​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.

Discovery announces top entrepreneurs in its MedTech Silicon Valley Programme

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.

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

​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.