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Period of exceptional growth for Discovery and considerable investment in new initiatives

Period of exceptional growth for Discovery and considerable investment in new initiatives

Press Releases   •   Feb 21, 2019 08:18 GMT

21 February 2019 – Discovery today presented its half-year results for the period ended 31 December 2018; representing a period of exceptional growth, with a temporary decline in profits due to considerable investment in new initiatives, and volatility in large claims in Discovery Life, unique to this reporting period.

​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.

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.

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.

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.