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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.

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...

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

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.

Digital revolution creating burnout – Arianna Huffington

Digital revolution creating burnout – Arianna Huffington

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2016 09:27 GMT

The world lives under the ‘collective delusion’ that in order to succeed we have to burn out, while multi-tasking is a scientifically disproved myth, says Arianna Huffington, founder of Thrive Global and co-founder of The Huffington Post.

Jack Welch, Manager of the Century, to address the Discovery Leadership Summit in November

Jack Welch, Manager of the Century, to address the Discovery Leadership Summit in November

Press Releases   •   Oct 28, 2016 09:47 GMT

Discovery announced that former General Electric Chairman and CEO, Jack Welch, will be addressing the Discovery Leadership Summit to be held in Sandton, Johannesburg on 14 November 2016. The Summit is a flagship, global thought-leadership event that enables the sharing of intellectual capital to contribute to leadership in business, government and civil society.

Manulife launches Vitality in Canada

Manulife launches Vitality in Canada

Press Releases   •   Sep 29, 2016 12:23 GMT

Applying Discovery’s Shared-Value Insurance model to encourage healthier living

Huffington to speak at the Discovery Leadership Summit in November

Huffington to speak at the Discovery Leadership Summit in November

Press Releases   •   Sep 27, 2016 09:39 GMT

Discovery announced the date of its eighth Discovery Leadership Summit to be held in Sandton, Johannesburg on 14 November 2016. The Summit is a flagship, global thought-leadership event that enables the sharing of intellectual capital to contribute to leadership in business, government and civil society...

Discovery delivers a solid performance with continued investment in future growth

Discovery delivers a solid performance with continued investment in future growth

Press Releases   •   Sep 06, 2016 07:14 GMT

Johannesburg, South Africa – 6 September 2016. Discovery Limited today presented its annual financial results for the period ended 30 June 2016.

​Action, awareness, and innovation are needed to solve SA’s high road accident average

​Action, awareness, and innovation are needed to solve SA’s high road accident average

Press Releases   •   Sep 02, 2016 12:50 GMT

South African roads are among the most dangerous in the world with 23.5 fatalities 100 000 people, compared to 2.97 in the UK. Deaths by road accidents are high on our government’s agenda and one of the goals of the National Development Plan is to reduce our national average in order to improve the quality of life for all South Africans.

Discovery to introduce Vitality to Japan

Discovery to introduce Vitality to Japan

Press Releases   •   Jul 21, 2016 08:21 GMT

Discovery Limited announces a strategic partnership with Sumitomo Life Insurance Co. (Sumitomo Life) and SoftBank Corporation (SoftBank) that will see shared value insurance introduced to the Japanese life insurance market through the joint development and introduction of insurance products incorporated with Vitality, Discovery’s globally recognised wellness programme.

Discovery Vitality launches in Europe through Generali

Discovery Vitality launches in Europe through Generali

Press Releases   •   Jun 23, 2016 09:55 GMT

Generali Vitality, based on the Discovery Vitality programme and Discovery’s shared value insurance model, will be available to Generali customers in Germany from 1 July 2016.

Inaugural Discovery Duathlon a great success

Inaugural Discovery Duathlon a great success

Press Releases   •   Oct 26, 2015 07:27 GMT

The Inaugural Discovery Duathlon, held in Sandton over the weekend of the 24th and 25th October, was a huge success with a great turnout! Fitness enthusiasts, aspiring athletes and novices took to the streets amidst the scorching Johannesburg temperatures, with the aim to complete a RunCycleRun.

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​Strong financial performance for Discovery, with significant investment in future growth

Press Releases   •   Sep 10, 2015 07:51 GMT

Performance highlights for the period include: New business up by 51% to R17 532 million, boosted by Discovery Health being awarded the business of Bankmed Medical Scheme. Core new business grew by 15%. Normalised profit from operations up 17% to R5 789 million Normalised headline earnings increased by 16% to R4 027 million

Discovery Announces Collaboration with Apple to Launch Vitality Active Rewards with Apple Watch

Discovery Announces Collaboration with Apple to Launch Vitality Active Rewards with Apple Watch

Press Releases   •   Sep 10, 2015 06:38 GMT

Discovery announced today the launch of Vitality Active Rewards with Apple Watch for use by Vitality and the Vitality Network. Vitality Active Rewards with Apple Watch will enable Vitality members around the world to be motivated and encouraged to get more active and by achieving their goals, earn their Apple Watch and pay less for their health or life insurance.

Discovery named in Fortune's list of global top companies changing the world

Discovery named in Fortune's list of global top companies changing the world

Press Releases   •   Aug 27, 2015 14:21 GMT

Discovery has been named by Fortune magazine as one of the top 51 companies in an index that ranks companies across the world on the significance of their social impact. In Fortune’s inaugural Change the World list, Discovery features 17th ahead of established brands like IBM, Nike, Unilever, and Starbucks.

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DISCOVERY AND JOHN HANCOCK ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Press Releases   •   Apr 08, 2015 09:29 GMT

Discovery Limited (“Discovery”) and John Hancock Insurance (“John Hancock”) have entered into a strategic partnership which will see the introduction of a comprehensive healthy living program for U.S. consumers. John Hancock, a division of the global financial services group Manulife, is one of the largest life insurers in the United States.

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Discovery announces capital raise to purchase majority stake in credit card partnership and expansion of life protection business in the UK

Press Releases   •   Mar 10, 2015 11:56 GMT

Discovery Limited today announced details of the Group’s intention to raise capital to the amount of R5 billion through a fully underwritten, renounceable rights issue. Proceeds of the rights issue will be used to fund growth in adjacent financial markets in South Africa, and to drive further growth in its high-potential protection business in the UK, VitalityLife.

The Generali Group announce partnership that will see Discovery’s shared-value insurance model rolled out in Europe

The Generali Group announce partnership that will see Discovery’s shared-value insurance model rolled out in Europe

Press Releases   •   Nov 18, 2014 07:40 GMT

18 November - The Generali Group (“Generali”) today announced a strategic partnership that will see the introduction of Discovery’s shared-value insurance model to the European market. Generali is one of the 50 largest organisations in the world and serves over 60 million clients.

Discovery acquires full ownership of its UK joint venture; UK businesses rebranded

Discovery acquires full ownership of its UK joint venture; UK businesses rebranded

Press Releases   •   Nov 10, 2014 11:25 GMT

Discovery today announced an important strategic change in its business with its acquisition of the remaining 25% stake in Prudential Health Holdings Limited, the holding company of PruHealth and PruProtect in the UK.