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Putting sports science into one hundredth of a second at Vitality Summit

Putting sports science into one hundredth of a second at Vitality Summit

Press Releases   •   Aug 01, 2014 10:54 GMT

At the elite level, it’s typical for winning athletes to be only one hundredth of a second faster than their competitors, sports scientist Dr Ross Tucker told delegates at the 2014 Discovery Vitality Summit in Sandton on Friday.

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Dr Spinach: Baking his community healthier

Press Releases   •   Aug 01, 2014 10:25 GMT

In 2012, a then 24-year-old Lufefe Nomjana had a dream to make a sustainable change in his community in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. With a desire to promote healthier living through more nutritious food, Lufefe started his own vegetarian bakery, which he called the Espinaca Bakery.

Cross-sector collaboration needed to create a healthier world
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Pre-summit press briefing with Jonny Wilkinson

Press Releases   •   Jul 30, 2014 13:00 GMT

This year, Discovery Vitality are particularly excited to be hosting international rugby icon Jonny Wilkinson at the Summit who will be sharing his insights into the world of professional sport.

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Join leading minds at the Discovery Vitality Summit 2014

Press Releases   •   Jul 15, 2014 11:04 GMT

Discovery has announced the line-up of prominent international and local speakers that will be joining this year’s Discovery Vitality Summit, to be held on 1 August at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

Discovery Insure: Who are South Africa’s best drivers?

Discovery Insure: Who are South Africa’s best drivers?

Press Releases   •   Jul 10, 2014 11:34 GMT

South Africa’s best drivers are to be found in the Western Cape, with Gauteng ranked second overall, according to data from Discovery Insure’s road safety smartphone application. During June, the first month of the campaign 16.8 million kilometres of driving data was collected and analysed by Discovery Insure...

South Africa gets a D for kids’ health

South Africa gets a D for kids’ health

Press Releases   •   Jul 10, 2014 11:22 GMT

Too much fast food, TV, and not enough outdoor play has resulted in a drop in grade according to the latest Healthy Active Kids Report Card.

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Discovery appoints new Vitality CEO

Press Releases   •   Jul 09, 2014 12:00 GMT

9 July 2014 – Discovery today announced the appointment of Dr Shrey Viranna as the new CEO of Discovery Vitality. Viranna replaces Gidon Novick, who takes on the newly created role as Discovery’s Chief Digital Officer.

Discovery Life’s annual claims experience reaffirms the need for comprehensive life, severe illness and disability cover

Discovery Life’s annual claims experience reaffirms the need for comprehensive life, severe illness and disability cover

Press Releases   •   Jul 03, 2014 09:32 GMT

Discovery Life paid out close to R2 billion in claims to South Africans or their estates in 2013, and more than R10.3 billion to date since Discovery Life was established in 2000.

 Discovery Insure focuses on improving communication, service levels

Discovery Insure focuses on improving communication, service levels

Press Releases   •   Jul 03, 2014 07:55 GMT

Improved communication and better understanding of short term insurance products could improve client satisfaction levels in the short-term insurance industry, said Darryl Grater, Head of Claims of Discovery Insure at the inaugural Discovery Insure Financial Advisers Summit in Sandton on 17 June 2014...

Get ready for the 702 Walk the Talk with parkrun!

Get ready for the 702 Walk the Talk with parkrun!

Press Releases   •   Jul 01, 2014 07:47 GMT

With less than a month to go before the Discovery 702 Walk the Talk event, Discovery invites you to take part in the weekly parkruns hosted at various parkrun venues around Gauteng to help you combine fun and fitness in preparing for Walk the Talk. The Discovery 702 Walk the Talk is taking place on Sunday 27 July at the Marks Park Sports Ground.

Discovery Insure Financial Advisers Summit: Financial regulation to continue, says FSB

Discovery Insure Financial Advisers Summit: Financial regulation to continue, says FSB

Press Releases   •   Jun 18, 2014 15:51 GMT

Financial sector intermediaries can expect the trend towards regulation to continue for at least the next five years, delegates to the inaugural Discovery Insure Financial Advisers Summit heard on Tuesday...

Short-term insurance industry must start thinking differently

Short-term insurance industry must start thinking differently

Press Releases   •   Jun 18, 2014 13:01 GMT

Johannesburg, 18 June 2014: Recent harsh weather conditions combined with the weakening Rand and the labour environment have put a strain on short-term industry, leading to significant declines in insurers’ underwriting profitability over the past year, said Anton Ossip, CEO of Discovery Insure, on Tuesday.

Discovery injects Vitality into top Barclays Premier League teams

Discovery injects Vitality into top Barclays Premier League teams

Press Releases   •   Jun 17, 2014 12:11 GMT

Discovery is proud to announce a new sponsorship deal with Barclays Premier League champions, Manchester City, FA Cup winners Arsenal, and league Runners Up, Liverpool to promote the ethos of healthy living which is synonymous with the Vitality brand.

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Discovery wins two prestigious FIA Awards

Press Releases   •   Jun 12, 2014 20:21 GMT

Discovery has succeeded in winning awards in two categories at this year’s Financial Intermediary Association of Southern Africa (FIA) Awards. Discovery Life took the honours in the category Long-term Insurance Product Supplier of the Year – Risk Products and Discovery Health was named Product Supplier of the year – Healthcare.

The new normal

The new normal

Blog posts   •   Jun 12, 2014 13:59 GMT

Esna Vermeulen is not your typical 15 year-old. This young girl has a strength and determination that belies her young age and slight frame.

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Discovery Invest launches equity product designed to provide a minimum return of double the amount invested after five years with downside protection

Press Releases   •   Jun 12, 2014 12:15 GMT

For investors looking for equity exposure to the European and US markets, the Discovery Capital 200+ offering is a fixed-term five-year product based on a global portfolio investing in the Eurostoxx50 and S&P 500 indices.

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Discovery Vitality launches the Vitality Elite Fitness Assessment

Press Releases   •   Jun 04, 2014 13:44 GMT

Discovery Vitality has launched the Vitality Elite Fitness Assessment in partnership with the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA). This assessment is aimed at athletes who regularly take part in sporting activities to measure their body’s current peak capacity.

Discovery Health journalist of the year - Ina Skosanafrom Mail & Guardian

Discovery Health journalist of the year - Ina Skosanafrom Mail & Guardian

Press Releases   •   May 28, 2014 17:57 GMT

Winner: Ina Skosana

Discovery Foundation Nation Builder Award -  Ina Skosana from Mail & Guardian for ‘SA’s midwives chart new course’

Discovery Foundation Nation Builder Award - Ina Skosana from Mail & Guardian for ‘SA’s midwives chart new course’

Press Releases   •   May 28, 2014 17:55 GMT

Winner: Ina Skosana – ‘SA’s midwives chart a new course’