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​Discovery’s Vitality Open gets more South Africans active and driving better

​Discovery’s Vitality Open gets more South Africans active and driving better

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2018 08:56 GMT

Discovery Vitality today released the results of its 10-week public campaign, the Vitality Open, which was aimed at getting South Africans to exercise more and improve their driving behaviour.

Mr. Mark Tucker to succeed Mr. Monty Hilkowitz as Chairperson of the Board of Discovery

Mr. Mark Tucker to succeed Mr. Monty Hilkowitz as Chairperson of the Board of Discovery

News   •   Dec 06, 2018 10:12 GMT

Chairperson and independent non-executive Director, Mr. Hilkowitz, has informed the Board that he has decided to retire, effective 28 February 2019. Discovery is very grateful to Mr Hilkowitz for his invaluable contribution to the Group throughout the last 16 years of exceptional growth.

Vitality-linked insurers to get 100 million people 20% more active by 2025

Vitality-linked insurers to get 100 million people 20% more active by 2025

Press Releases   •   Nov 28, 2018 11:35 GMT

Building on the results of the largest behaviour change study on physical activity, Vitality and its global network of insurers have committed to making 100 million people more active over the next seven years, aligned to the World Health Organizations’ Global Action Plan on Physical Activity.

The Popular Discovery Retro Run Returns To The Mother City

The Popular Discovery Retro Run Returns To The Mother City

Press Releases   •   Nov 28, 2018 07:45 GMT

Get your sweat bands and spandex ready, because entries to the 2019 Discovery Retro Run, powered by KFM, are now open. Scheduled to take place on Saturday, 9 February 2019, the Discovery Retro Run will welcome thousands of participants to the Sea Point Promenade for a groovy 5 km or 8 km sunset run that will finish at the iconic Cape Town Stadium.

Discovery introduces the world’s first behavioural bank

Discovery introduces the world’s first behavioural bank

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2018 12:14 GMT

14 November 2018 – Johannesburg – Financial services company, Discovery, today announced details of its new banking offering. Described as the world’s first behavioural bank, the fully digital bank leverages Discovery’s Shared-Value model, and can be joined from March 2019 by anyone with a smart phone.

Bill and Hillary Clinton talk democracy, corruption, land reform, technology, Artificial Intelligence and more

Bill and Hillary Clinton talk democracy, corruption, land reform, technology, Artificial Intelligence and more

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2018 16:36 GMT

President Bill Clinton and former First Lady, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State and presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton were the keynote speakers at the 9th Discovery Leadership Summit held at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Ramaphosa calls for leadership in new dawn

Ramaphosa calls for leadership in new dawn

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2018 15:58 GMT

President Cyril Ramaphosa has proclaimed the end of what he characterised as a nine-year impasse between the government and private sector, and praising Discovery Chief Executive Adrian Gore for his visionary leadership and good corporate citizenship. He was speaking today at the Discovery Leadership Summit held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

South Africa can write a beautiful story - David Cameron

South Africa can write a beautiful story - David Cameron

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2018 14:55 GMT

Taking the stage at the Discovery Leadership Summit, David Cameron, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, paid respects to the leadership style of former President, Nelson Mandela. “He was a man with a generous spirit and a total lack of malice. He was a great man with a great heart, and we need more of that today,” says Cameron, the youngest Prime Minister the UK has ever had.

Can behavioural science give us all a better day?

Can behavioural science give us all a better day?

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2018 14:12 GMT

How can we shift our perception to create a better reality? Caroline Webb, renowned leadership coach and economist, shared critical views on getting the most out of the human brain to have a better, more productive day, every day. Webb was one of the speakers at the 2018 Discovery Leadership Summit, held on Thursday in Sandton, Johannesburg.

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.