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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.

Discovery delivers excellent financial results and accelerated global growth

Press Releases   •   Feb 24, 2015 13:40 GMT

Discovery delivers excellent financial results and accelerated global growth • Normalised headline earnings up 20% to R1 981 million • Normalised profit from operations up 19% to R2 824 million • Growth in embedded value increased 14% to R45.5 billion • New business growth of 17% to R6 663 million

INVITATION: HAMI Management Forum Media Breakfast

INVITATION: HAMI Management Forum Media Breakfast

Press Releases   •   Feb 23, 2015 14:13 GMT

​Join Head of the Vitality Institute Derek Yach and the Health Assessment, Monitoring and Intervention Board (HAMI) for the Management Forum Media Breakfast where they will present the role and the progress of HAMI, that goes beyond screening and prevention into monitoring and intervention.

Team Vitality Cycling – the new premier cycling club in South Africa

Press Releases   •   Feb 23, 2015 10:25 GMT

Discovery Vitality and Club100 have announced a strategic partnership that will see Club100’s extensive experience in managing cycling clubs across the country combine forces with Discovery Vitality’s expertise in encouraging people to get active and prioritise their health.

Best in the business recognised at Discovery Sports Industry Awards 2015

Best in the business recognised at Discovery Sports Industry Awards 2015

Press Releases   •   Feb 16, 2015 13:28 GMT

​The worlds of business and sport combined on Thursday night for the Discovery Sport Industry Awards 2015 to recognise and celebrate the best work across the business. The annual celebration of success is the sport industry’s flagship event and took place at the Sandton Convention Centre for the second consecutive year.

Discovery Invest's Capital 200+ is back to offer a minimum return of at least double your capital, if global markets return even as little as 1%

Discovery Invest's Capital 200+ is back to offer a minimum return of at least double your capital, if global markets return even as little as 1%

Press Releases   •   Jan 26, 2015 11:34 GMT

Successfully launched in May of 2014, the Discovery Capital 200+ is reopening today, Monday, 26 February 2015 for a limited period. For investors looking for equity exposure to the European and US markets, the Discovery Capital 200+ offering is a fixed-term five-year product investing in the Euro Stoxx 50 and S&P 500 indices.

SADC Health Ministers endorse Discovery Health’s fourth bottom line strategy

SADC Health Ministers endorse Discovery Health’s fourth bottom line strategy

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2015 08:15 GMT

Discovery Health’s fourth bottom line strategy was on 15 January 2015 endorsed by health ministers of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) at a key conference held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. This strategy takes into account the impact of employee wellness on company performance and profit and integrates health reporting into companies’ statutory reports.

Entries for the Discovery Health Journalism Awards 2014 are now open

Entries for the Discovery Health Journalism Awards 2014 are now open

Press Releases   •   Jan 07, 2015 12:09 GMT

Are you a health journalist proud of your work in helping to provide our citizens with reporting of high quality in healthcare? Discovery Health invites you to submit your work that has been published or broadcast between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2014 for the Discovery Health Journalism Awards 2014.

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.

Top 20% of healthiest SA employers have close to half the absenteeism rates of the unhealthiest 20%

Top 20% of healthiest SA employers have close to half the absenteeism rates of the unhealthiest 20%

Press Releases   •   Nov 12, 2014 09:33 GMT

The 2014 Healthy Company Index, hosted on the 12th of November by Discovery Vitality, indicated that healthier companies show lower absenteeism rates and more productivity levels than their unhealthier competitors.

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.

Bloemfontein weighs in highest in the Vitality ObeCity Index

Press Releases   •   Oct 21, 2014 07:55 GMT

According to the Discovery Vitality ObeCity Index the least healthy Vitality members, when compared on weight status and associated factors, live in Bloemfontein while the healthiest Vitality members live in Cape Town.

Discovery Financial Annual Results

Press Releases   •   Sep 03, 2014 08:44 GMT

Innovative behaviour-based model drives global Discovery growth • Normalised profit from operations up 23% to R4 976 million • New business growth of 15% to R12 196 million • Normalised headline earnings up 24% to R3 457 million • Growth in embedded value of 21% to R43.1 billion

Discovery Insure concludes partnership with leading US technology firm

Discovery Insure concludes partnership with leading US technology firm

Press Releases   •   Aug 26, 2014 17:16 GMT

Johannesburg (26 August 2014) – Discovery Limited today announced a strategic partnership deal with US-based Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), a leading telematics technology provider. This deal will further bolster the current strategic partnership between Discovery Insure and CMT.

Transport Minister meets Discovery Insure leadership to discuss road safety

Transport Minister meets Discovery Insure leadership to discuss road safety

Press Releases   •   Aug 25, 2014 15:00 GMT

Minister of Transport Ms. Dipuo Peters has welcomed private sector and civil society initiatives aimed at harnessing road safety programmes and interventions in South Africa. Minister Peters today met with the founder and Executive Director of Discovery Insure Mr. Themba Baloyi and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Anton Ossip...

Launch of “We Believe in You” all-star collaboration

Launch of “We Believe in You” all-star collaboration

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2014 11:57 GMT

Making it; listening to it; and dancing to it – music has long had a special place in South African culture and celebration. What a better way than to acknowledge a group of special South Africans who are true heroes in people’s lives, than through music.

INVITATION: Discovery Foundation panel discussion on healthcare

Press Releases   •   Aug 20, 2014 09:36 GMT

South Africa is facing adverse healthcare challenges that threaten the quality of life of its citizens and overall economic growth

Business life cover that incentivises those insured to lead healthy lifestyles

Press Releases   •   Aug 13, 2014 14:01 GMT

Business life assurance is an important consideration in managing a business, but it can often be overlooked. Business owners do not see any direct benefits from it while a policy is in force, and its significance only becomes evident on a life-changing event.

Discovery Life – Dollar Life Plan

Press Releases   •   Aug 13, 2014 13:55 GMT

Global risk protection denominated in US Dollars; with the ability to convert good health into a tangible financial asset offshore to supplement and diversify retirement savings

Discovery Invest – Classic Flexible Investment Plan

Press Releases   •   Aug 13, 2014 13:53 GMT

An investment plan that offers built-in protection against underperformance, together with immediate access to funds, all at a very low cost