Discovery and Afrika Tikkun announce awards for exceptional drivers and new partnership in Western Cape and Gauteng for safe scholar transport
Cape Town, 14 December 2022 – The Discovery Fund, an arm of Discovery Limited’s corporate sustainability initiatives, today announced the relaunch of its programme – Discovery Safe Journey to School – in partnership with Afrika Tikkun. The announcement took place at an awards ceremony in Athlone, Cape Town, recognising the leading drivers in safely transporting children to and from school this yea
Guidepost and Discovery life team up to deliver world-first, tech-enabled diabetes care
14 November 2022, Cape Town: Guidepost, a South African diabetes telemedicine, clinical analytics and risk management company, and Discovery Life, have partnered to deliver a world-first, innovative tech-enabled diabetes management programme, which, in its pilot phase, has delivered significant results for those living with diabetes.
The pilot programme, launched during the COVID-19 pandemic, i
Vitality model saves more than two million life years for its customers in 2022
Discovery’s 2022 Sustainability Report quantifies the positive impact of its model for customers and society – and sets a goal of incentivising one billion healthy activities a year by 2030. In the 2021 financial year, Discovery recorded 470 million healthy activities, and returned R11.4 billion in value to customers through its shared-value model and impacted nearly 40 million lives.
Adding one 30-minute workout to their week could change women’s odds of developing depression, study finds
First-of-its-kind African study by researchers from Discovery Vitality, Harvard University and UCT confirms moderate increases in exercise may help women fend off depression – contributing unique South African data to growing body of global research.
Discovery features fourth on the 2022 Fortune Change the World list
Discovery ranks fourth on the Fortune Change the World list for the application of its shared-value model in the banking industry through Discovery Bank - a branchless, full-service bank which nudges and rewards clients towards better financial behaviours and outcomes.
Share trading now available for Discovery Bank clients through EasyEquities
Johannesburg, October 6, 2022 – Coinciding appropriately with World Investor Week, Discovery Bank is excited to announce the launch of share trading through the Discovery Bank app, in partnership with EasyEquities. Clients can now open a new EasyEquities account, or link an existing one, seamlessly through the Discovery Bank app, making investing in their favourite local and global brands and othe
Financial relief provided to members of Discovery Health Medical Scheme as 2023 contribution increase deferred to 1 April, with the Scheme optimally priced for expected claims
Discovery Health Medical Scheme members to save almost R1.9bn in the first three months of 2023, access exciting new health-enhancing benefits and an innovative new network-based plan.
Judicious use of excess Scheme solvency provides both financial relief and new benefits to members.
21 September 2022 – Today, Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) announced that its members will only pay m
Discovery posts strong operating full-year results in challenging macro-economic environment
Discovery reported its’ full-year results for the period ended 30 June 2022 today.
The strong operational performance of all three main business areas, the SA composite, the UK composite and Vitality Global demonstrates the relevance of the Vitality Shared-value business model and the value it delivers to clients and broader society New business initiatives grew strongly, led b
Discovery Bank brings Google Pay to clients
Johannesburg, 23 August 2022 – Discovery Bank today announced the launch of Google Wallet, which gives clients fast, secure access to their Discovery Bank cards and uses the power of Google to protect every transaction. The collaboration also lets clients tap to pay everywhere Google Pay is accepted, use loyalty cards, board a flight, and more – all with just their Android phone or supported Wear
South Africa’s first global discretionary fund manager launched by Discovery
Johannesburg, 23 August 2022 — Discovery Group today announced the launch of Cogence, a discretionary fund manager (DFM) seeking to significantly enhance the business of wealth creation in South Africa. Cogence will bring asset allocation views from BlackRock, one of the world’s leading asset managers, together with personalised insights from Vitality to provide investment solutions including mode
Discovery Foundation awards R16 million to public sector doctors in 2021
Despite another challenging year, the Discovery Foundation continues to support ground-breaking clinical research and medical training in South Africa, with research grants for 22 public sector doctors and nine institutions in 2021.
Discovery Fund celebrates two decades of strengthening rural healthcare in SA
Johannesburg– Leaders in healthcare met on 05 July 2022 to celebrate 20 years of Discovery’s corporate social investment (CSI) into health systems in rural South Africa. The Discovery Fund records a total of over 350 000 direct and 57 million indirect beneficiaries since the programme’s inception in 1997.
“For Discovery, CSI is not a peripheral function, but rather one which is embedded in the