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Innovation the key to prosperity

Press releases   •   Nov 01, 2018 13:25 GMT

​Innovation usually has the aim to disrupt markets and industries. When thinking of innovation, it may not always be a completely new product or service. There are various types of innovation, and each of them has a very specific purpose and effect. Market-creating innovation probably has the greatest potential to disrupt markets and grow the economy.

Olympic gold medalist, Caster Semenya, says it is time for women to stand up, and stand together

Press releases   •   Nov 01, 2018 12:48 GMT

Olympic Gold medalist, Commonwealth Games champion, and Discovery Vitality Ambassador, Caster Semenya, talks about women taking their place in sport – and in life – at the Discovery Leadership Summit 2018 in Sandton today.

South Africa a leading light in placing antimicrobial resistance on the global agenda

Press releases   •   Nov 01, 2018 11:38 GMT

Will antimicrobial resistance (AMR) be the greatest societal leveller of our time? “It doesn’t distinguish between colour, economic status or political systems. It affects all seven billion of us and we need to do something about it.” This is the view of esteemed British Economist, Lord Jim O’Neill, who was a speaker at the 9th Discovery Leadership Summit held on Thursday in Sandton, Johannesburg.

Optimism after a lost decade

Optimism after a lost decade

Press releases   •   Nov 01, 2018 10:42 GMT

Today at the 2018 Discovery Leadership Summit held in Sandton, business leaders emphasised the irrefutable case for economic growth. This is central to turning around the country since the 2008 financial crisis and the challenges associated with state capture.

Discovery takes top honours at Sunday Times Top Brands Awards

Press releases   •   Oct 25, 2018 12:15 GMT

Discovery was awarded top honours at the 20th annual Sunday Times Top Brands Awards held on Wednesday 24 October 2018, in Johannesburg.

A Conversation with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Discovery Leadership Summit 2018

Press releases   •   Oct 07, 2018 08:21 GMT

7 October 2018 – Johannesburg – Discovery today announced the celebrated global leaders and influential individuals who will take to the stage at the Discovery Leadership Summit, 2018. The event takes place on 1 November 2018.

Caster Semenya joins the Discovery Vitality Ambassador family

Caster Semenya joins the Discovery Vitality Ambassador family

Press releases   •   Oct 04, 2018 12:26 GMT

4 October 2018 – Johannesburg, South Africa – Discovery today announced that Caster Semenya - World, Olympic, and Commonwealth Games 800m Champion - has become a Discovery Vitality Ambassador.

High blood pressure a ticking time bomb? Exercise and healthy diet the answer

High blood pressure a ticking time bomb? Exercise and healthy diet the answer

Press releases   •   Sep 27, 2018 12:16 GMT

This World Heart Health Day, we look at the factors contributing to hypertension and ways to lessen our risk

David Cameron leads international speaker line-up at Discovery Leadership Summit 2018

Press releases   •   Sep 17, 2018 09:56 GMT

Discovery today announced that former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron will be part of the international speaker line-up at the Discovery Leadership Summit in November this year. The ninth Discovery Leadership Summit will take place on 1 November 2018.

Discovery Tough Mudders came, saw and conquered!

Discovery Tough Mudders came, saw and conquered!

Press releases   •   Sep 15, 2018 12:59 GMT

The normally quiet grounds of Houwteq campus were transformed today into a mud-fuelled arena where gladiators challenged themselves to doing something new for the first time, taking part in the first ever Discovery Tough Mudder event on African shores.

The results are in – SA’s most active and best driving city revealed

The results are in – SA’s most active and best driving city revealed

Press releases   •   Sep 13, 2018 06:43 GMT

Cape Town leads the pack in healthy living and better driving.

Discovery delivers strong results as the Group launches new businesses and develops its bank and Global Vitality Platform

Discovery delivers strong results as the Group launches new businesses and develops its bank and Global Vitality Platform

Press releases   •   Sep 04, 2018 08:00 GMT

Annual results show excellent performance across Discovery’s businesses with disciplined allocation of capital and cash.

Sumitomo Life launches Vitality in Japan

Sumitomo Life launches Vitality in Japan

Press releases   •   Jul 17, 2018 07:23 GMT

Bringing the number of countries in which the Vitality Shared-Value Insurance model is available to 18.

2017 patient survey reveals experience of care in SA hospitals

2017 patient survey reveals experience of care in SA hospitals

Press releases   •   Jul 02, 2018 09:22 GMT

The results of the 2017 Discovery Health Patient Survey Scores (PaSS), unveiling the list of the leading 20 hospitals, as rated by patients based on their in-hospital experience, have been finalised and published on the Discovery website.

Millennials face a demonstrable insurance gap of R15 trillion

Millennials face a demonstrable insurance gap of R15 trillion

Press releases   •   Jun 28, 2018 10:42 GMT

South Africa’s young adults could bridge the growing life and disability insurance gap by diverting a fraction of their monthly lifestyle expenditure to financial services products. The largest insurance gap is currently presented by millennials between the age of 18 and 30 coupled by high levels of indebtedness and low savings.

Run your way to youthfulness this Youth Month

Press releases   •   Jun 06, 2018 09:51 GMT

June is full of excuses to start running your way to youthfulness and great health. With World Running Day on the 6th, it is also Youth Month and five years that Discovery Vitality has been a headline sponsor of parkrun SA.

Discovery launches Business Insurance

Discovery launches Business Insurance

Press releases   •   May 15, 2018 11:10 GMT

Discovery today announced the launch of Discovery Business Insurance – a new type of shared value insurance focused on building better and “healthier” businesses.

Introducing Vitality Move

Press releases   •   May 14, 2018 08:45 GMT

It is estimated that nearly half (48.7%) of South Africans with hypertension have never been screened and therefore remain undiagnosed and unaware of their increased risk for heart disease and strokes.

​Discovery Insure recognised as a Model Insurer at Celent Model Awards Program ceremony held in Boston, Massachusetts.

​Discovery Insure recognised as a Model Insurer at Celent Model Awards Program ceremony held in Boston, Massachusetts.

Press releases   •   Apr 25, 2018 09:46 GMT

At the 2018 Celent Model Awards Program ceremony held in Boston, Massachusetts, Discovery Insure’s Vitalitydrive smartphone programme was recognised as a Model Insurer in the Innovation and Emerging Technologies category.

Door-step deliveries of flu vaccinations to combat 2018 dangerous flu virus

Door-step deliveries of flu vaccinations to combat 2018 dangerous flu virus

Press releases   •   Apr 12, 2018 10:44 GMT

On 18 April 2018, from 10:00 to 15:00, Uber will not only be taking people across cities but also flu vaccinations. To help ensure more people have protection against flu and to make it more convenient for people to get vaccinated Discovery Health has partnered with Uber, Clicks and Dis-Chem.