Action, awareness, and innovation are needed to solve SA’s high road accident average
South African roads are among the most dangerous in the world with 23.5 fatalities 100 000 people, compared to 2.97 in the UK. Deaths by road accidents are high on our government’s agenda and one of the goals of the National Development Plan is to reduce our national average in order to improve the quality of life for all South Africans.
Discovery partners delivered exceptional service to clients
Every year, Discovery Insure recognises its top performing partners, and this year’s Discovery Insure Partner Awards mark a particularly high service delivery year, as Discovery Insure has won the Sunday Times Top Brands Survey for the Best short-term insurer in the consumer category...
Holiday travellers face biggest risk on roads – Discovery Insure
South Africa’s road accident fatality rate, one of the highest in the world, costs the economy between 8% and 10% of GDP. On average, there are over 200 roads deaths over the Easter holiday period every year. Recent research conducted by Discovery Insure analysing driving behaviour reveals that holiday-makers are more at risk of being involved in an accident...
Discovery Insure concludes partnership with leading US technology firm
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.
Discovery Insure: Who are South Africa’s best drivers?
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...
Short-term insurance industry must start thinking differently
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.
New driving app set to rev up driving standards in South Africa
With the aim to create a nation of great drivers, Discovery Insure has released a new smartphone application that scientifically measures and incentivises driving behaviour. The Discovery Insure app is a global first in combining mobile technology and behavioural economics to create better drivers and improve road safety. It is available as a free download from the App Store or Google Play Store..
Discovery Insure positioned for continued, exceptional growth
Discovery Insure reached a milestone of 50 000 active policies since its inception in 2011. This milestone, says Discovery Insure CEO Anton Ossip, “is a remarkable achievement that comes before Discovery Insure marks three years of operation..."