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
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.
Press Releases • Sep 08, 2015 12:35 GMT
On 24 and 25 October, the streets of Sandton will be filled with runners and cyclists competing in South Africa’s first urban Duathlon, sanctioned by Triathlon South Africa (TSA) and the International Triathlon Union (ITU). The event, the first of its kind in South Africa, is also one of the qualifying races for the South African Duathlon Championships.
Press Releases • Aug 31, 2015 12:15 GMT
Giving investors the benefit of tomorrow’s hindsight today Discovery Invest has announced a limited offer, the Discovery Europe High Five Fund, as an addition to their Discovery Endowment Plan.
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.
Discovery launches South Africa’s first inner city duathlon in partnership with the City of Johannesburg
Press Releases • Aug 13, 2015 13:16 GMT
Today the foyer of the JSE was host to a unique executive RUN-CYCLE-RUN challenge marking the launch of the Discovery Duathlon Sandton scheduled for October later this year. In an effort to make people healthier whilst enhancing and protecting their lives, Discovery have partnered with the City of Johannesburg in support of the EcoMobility World Festival to be held over the month of October.
“My career has taken a toll on my body, but it’s a price I’d be willing to pay again,” says Boris Becker at the Discovery Vitality Summit.
Press Releases • Aug 06, 2015 15:39 GMT
When Boris Becker took to the stage as the headline speaker at the Discovery Vitality Summit he shed some light on what it’s like to be a tennis superstar at 17. Celebrating 30 years this year since that first momentous grand slam win at Wimbledon in 1985, he also reflected on the journey from player to coach of current world number one and 2015 Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic.
Press Releases • Aug 06, 2015 14:50 GMT
An air of excitement descended on the Discovery Vitality Summit 2015 this afternoon as Liverpool FC heavyweights took the stage to discuss the matter of business in sport, and running a successful and sustainable football club.
MTN-Qhubeka coach, Austin, maintains competition and overall health are key to pro athlete performance
Press Releases • Aug 06, 2015 13:06 GMT
Outside of training and nutrition, many factors contribute to the success of a team of athletes on a global stage. That’s according to Dr Carol Austin, CEO of ActiveWorx and director of Health and Performance of Team MTN-Qhubeka who was participating in a panel discussion at the Discovery Vitality Summit held in Sandton today...
Press Releases • Aug 06, 2015 11:53 GMT
This morning a novel nutrition app known as HealthyFood Switch was launched in South Africa as a result of a partnership between the George Institute for Global Health and Discovery Vitality.
Fitbit co-founder talks about technology and the future of wellness at the Discovery Vitality Summit
Press Releases • Aug 06, 2015 11:30 GMT
Big data is changing how companies interact with their customers and employees, but also how those individuals interact with each other and their health and wellness.
The future of health and wellness: moving away from “one size fits all” to advice for “a sample of one”
Press Releases • Aug 06, 2015 11:12 GMT
The future of healthcare and wellness will offer tailor-made care and advice thanks to advancements in medicine, science and technology.
Press Releases • Jul 30, 2015 13:14 GMT
Cape Town – Discovery and Childsafe SA today revealed findings of a road safety pilot study conducted by the Medical Research Council (MRC) at a roundtable discussion in the Western Cape. The Safe Travel to School programme pilot targeted 75 learner transporters with the aim of improving knowledge and awareness of their driving behaviour to ensure safer commuting to school...
The Discovery Vitality Summit brings the world’s foremost experts on health and wellness to South Africa
Press Releases • Jul 30, 2015 11:47 GMT
Now in it’s third year, the Discovery Vitality Summit will once again deliver the world’s foremost experts on health and wellness to the South African public. This year’s speakers include global thought leaders in the areas of nutrition, sport, ageing, wearable technologies and peak performance.
Press Releases • Jul 20, 2015 09:50 GMT
Discovery Life paid out more than R1 billion to date in cash rewards to clients for leading healthy lifestyles, of which more than R400 million was paid out in 2014. Encouraging and rewarding healthy living is the cornerstone of Discovery’s insurance offering.
Press Releases • Jul 16, 2015 05:52 GMT
The Planetary Health report, released by Discovery in Johannesburg and simultaneously in Manila, New York and London on 16 July, provides the first comprehensive evidence showing how unprecedented environmental degradation is jeopardising the health of future generations.
Press Releases • Jun 18, 2015 10:03 GMT
Amongst dieticians, ‘supersize’ is fast becoming a swear word. The fact is that we’re eating much more these days than we were even 30 years ago. In the 90s, for instance, soda manufacturers started to make soda bottles that more than doubled in size. Soda bottle size continued to increase in size until they’d grown to more than 18 times the size of the original bottles.
Press Releases • Jun 12, 2015 13:03 GMT
Understanding food labels is critical to healthy eating. How healthy are South Africa’s kids? According to Health Active Kids South Africa (HAKSA), a nationwide report compiled by Discovery Vitality on the health of the country’s children showed that our kids aren’t as healthy as they should be.