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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

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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.

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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

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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

Mind over matter – how mindfulness can fix, virtually, everything

Mind over matter – how mindfulness can fix, virtually, everything

Press Releases   •   Aug 01, 2014 16:02 GMT

“Matters of the mind” – the final morning session of the Discovery Vitality Summit 2014 – offered delegates a look at the effects of mindfulness on significantly improving personal health and wellbeing, as well as our personal performance in the workplace and our potential to lead.

The Big Fat Debate lives up to its billing at the Discovery Vitality Summit

The Big Fat Debate lives up to its billing at the Discovery Vitality Summit

Press Releases   •   Aug 01, 2014 15:51 GMT

The much-anticipated panel discussion between Professor Tim Noakes, Dr Vash Mungal-Singh, Dr Anthony Dalby, and Dr Celeste Naude was one of the highlights of this year’s Vitality Summit with experts in the fields of nutrition weighing up on what it means to eat healthily.

Real-time and ubiquitous – technology is unlocking human potential

Real-time and ubiquitous – technology is unlocking human potential

Press Releases   •   Aug 01, 2014 12:35 GMT

Technology entrepreneur and former country manager of Google South Africa, Stafford Masie presented the third session at the Discovery Vitality Summit today, titled “The future of health and wellness technology”.

Putting sports science into one hundredth of a second at Vitality Summit

Putting sports science into one hundredth of a second at Vitality Summit

Press Releases   •   Aug 01, 2014 10:54 GMT

At the elite level, it’s typical for winning athletes to be only one hundredth of a second faster than their competitors, sports scientist Dr Ross Tucker told delegates at the 2014 Discovery Vitality Summit in Sandton on Friday.

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Dr Spinach: Baking his community healthier

Press Releases   •   Aug 01, 2014 10:25 GMT

In 2012, a then 24-year-old Lufefe Nomjana had a dream to make a sustainable change in his community in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. With a desire to promote healthier living through more nutritious food, Lufefe started his own vegetarian bakery, which he called the Espinaca Bakery.

Cross-sector collaboration needed to create a healthier world
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Pre-summit press briefing with Jonny Wilkinson

Press Releases   •   Jul 30, 2014 13:00 GMT

This year, Discovery Vitality are particularly excited to be hosting international rugby icon Jonny Wilkinson at the Summit who will be sharing his insights into the world of professional sport.

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Join leading minds at the Discovery Vitality Summit 2014

Press Releases   •   Jul 15, 2014 11:04 GMT

Discovery has announced the line-up of prominent international and local speakers that will be joining this year’s Discovery Vitality Summit, to be held on 1 August at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

Discovery Insure: Who are South Africa’s best drivers?

Discovery Insure: Who are South Africa’s best drivers?

Press Releases   •   Jul 10, 2014 11:34 GMT

South Africa’s best drivers are to be found in the Western Cape, with Gauteng ranked second overall, according to data from Discovery Insure’s road safety smartphone application. During June, the first month of the campaign 16.8 million kilometres of driving data was collected and analysed by Discovery Insure...

South Africa gets a D for kids’ health

South Africa gets a D for kids’ health

Press Releases   •   Jul 10, 2014 11:22 GMT

Too much fast food, TV, and not enough outdoor play has resulted in a drop in grade according to the latest Healthy Active Kids Report Card.

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Discovery appoints new Vitality CEO

Press Releases   •   Jul 09, 2014 12:00 GMT

9 July 2014 – Discovery today announced the appointment of Dr Shrey Viranna as the new CEO of Discovery Vitality. Viranna replaces Gidon Novick, who takes on the newly created role as Discovery’s Chief Digital Officer.

Discovery Life’s annual claims experience reaffirms the need for comprehensive life, severe illness and disability cover

Discovery Life’s annual claims experience reaffirms the need for comprehensive life, severe illness and disability cover

Press Releases   •   Jul 03, 2014 09:32 GMT

Discovery Life paid out close to R2 billion in claims to South Africans or their estates in 2013, and more than R10.3 billion to date since Discovery Life was established in 2000.

 Discovery Insure focuses on improving communication, service levels

Discovery Insure focuses on improving communication, service levels

Press Releases   •   Jul 03, 2014 07:55 GMT

Improved communication and better understanding of short term insurance products could improve client satisfaction levels in the short-term insurance industry, said Darryl Grater, Head of Claims of Discovery Insure at the inaugural Discovery Insure Financial Advisers Summit in Sandton on 17 June 2014...

Get ready for the 702 Walk the Talk with parkrun!

Get ready for the 702 Walk the Talk with parkrun!

Press Releases   •   Jul 01, 2014 07:47 GMT

With less than a month to go before the Discovery 702 Walk the Talk event, Discovery invites you to take part in the weekly parkruns hosted at various parkrun venues around Gauteng to help you combine fun and fitness in preparing for Walk the Talk. The Discovery 702 Walk the Talk is taking place on Sunday 27 July at the Marks Park Sports Ground.

Discovery Insure Financial Advisers Summit: Financial regulation to continue, says FSB

Discovery Insure Financial Advisers Summit: Financial regulation to continue, says FSB

Press Releases   •   Jun 18, 2014 15:51 GMT

Financial sector intermediaries can expect the trend towards regulation to continue for at least the next five years, delegates to the inaugural Discovery Insure Financial Advisers Summit heard on Tuesday...

Short-term insurance industry must start thinking differently

Short-term insurance industry must start thinking differently

Press Releases   •   Jun 18, 2014 13:01 GMT

Johannesburg, 18 June 2014: Recent harsh weather conditions combined with the weakening Rand and the labour environment have put a strain on short-term industry, leading to significant declines in insurers’ underwriting profitability over the past year, said Anton Ossip, CEO of Discovery Insure, on Tuesday.