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Retail Distribution Review: a positive outcome for South African financial planners

Retail Distribution Review: a positive outcome for South African financial planners

News   •   May 29, 2017 13:04 GMT

Leading financial planners reflected on the impact of regulatory changes on the widening advice gap at the 2017 Discovery Financial Planning Summit.

The implications of the digital revolution for the financial services sector

The implications of the digital revolution for the financial services sector

News   •   May 29, 2017 10:51 GMT

Moshe Tamir, Global Head of Digital Transformation at Generali, discusses digital innovation in financial planning at the 2017 Discovery Financial Planning Summit.

Adrian Gore: A balanced outlook required for SA’s future… and financial planning

Adrian Gore: A balanced outlook required for SA’s future… and financial planning

News   •   May 29, 2017 09:14 GMT

Discovery Chief Executive Adrian Gore opened the 2017 Discovery Financial Planning Summit advocating the importance of a balanced outlook, saying South Africa is on an upward trajectory, contrary to popular opinion.

One in four South African preschoolers is overweight or obese. What does the research reveal?

One in four South African preschoolers is overweight or obese. What does the research reveal?

Press Releases   •   May 24, 2017 11:16 GMT

More than a quarter of the world’s population is under the age of 15. Their health is our future. Based on the current exercise and eating habits of South Africa’s children, it’s clear that urgent action is required.

AIA Australia, GMHBA and Discovery partner to help improve the health of Australians

AIA Australia, GMHBA and Discovery partner to help improve the health of Australians

Press Releases   •   May 24, 2017 07:35 GMT

AIA Australia, one of the largest life insurers in Australia, GMHBA, a not for profit health fund, and South Africa’s financial services provider Discovery, announce an innovative new health insurance brand which will offer its members more value for money.

Discovery Health urges parents to immunise kids against measles

Press Releases   •   May 19, 2017 11:45 GMT

Discovery Health has identified a significant increase in the incidence of measles in its claims data. This confirms the data emerging from the Gauteng Department of Health that announced an Emergency Measles Outbreak Campaign from 15 May to 30 June 2017 to address what it has identified as an outbreak of the disease.

Finalists in 2017 Discovery Health Journalism Awards announced
Global leaders in finance, investment and financial planning to speak at the Discovery Financial Planning Summit

Global leaders in finance, investment and financial planning to speak at the Discovery Financial Planning Summit

Press Releases   •   May 04, 2017 11:02 GMT

The Discovery Financial Planning Summit will be held in Sandton, Johannesburg on 29 May 2017. The role of financial planners is more pivotal than ever before. Building a successful business despite today’s challenges of low economic growth, volatile world events, fast-changing technology and shifting client expectations requires knowledge, adaptability, and innovation...

South Africa first to legislate and on track to healthier levels of salt in foods

South Africa first to legislate and on track to healthier levels of salt in foods

Press Releases   •   May 02, 2017 09:42 GMT

Manufacturers have made progress in efforts to improve the health of South Africans with salt levels in two-thirds of foods covered by legislation now at equal to or even below the permitted requirements.

Introducing Vitality Weight Loss Rewards

Introducing Vitality Weight Loss Rewards

Press Releases   •   Apr 18, 2017 09:12 GMT

Discovery Vitality launches intervention to intensify efforts to combat the alarming rise in obesity and associated healthcare costs

Discovery introduces innovative Gap Cover options for additional value and security

Press Releases   •   Apr 10, 2017 06:39 GMT

Discovery Gap Cover and Discovery Supplementary Gap Cover provide policyholders with significant cover for unforeseen medical expenses related to a hospital admission or severe illness diagnosis, through a unique and comprehensive benefit structure.

Exercise: The prescription of the future

Exercise: The prescription of the future

Press Releases   •   Apr 05, 2017 13:04 GMT

A panel of doctors and medical experts agree exercise is a ‘vital sign’.

Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk becomes Discovery Vitality Ambassador

Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk becomes Discovery Vitality Ambassador

Press Releases   •   Mar 30, 2017 10:07 GMT

Discovery Vitality teams up with Wayde van Niekerk to help people to get active and lead healthier lives

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.

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.

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.