Discovery challenges businesses to mentor school principals and entrepreneurs – and attempts a Guinness World Record
28 June 2021 – Discovery founders Adrian Gore and Barry Swartzberg have launched a mentorship programme with the aim of strengthening leadership capacity in schools, small businesses and civil society. The Mentorship with Purpose campaign, which puts a spotlight on volunteerism, welcomes individuals across all sectors of business, the public and private sectors to pledge their time as a mentor. Di
Mpumalanga students receive the gift of connectivity
When principal Zanele Tjiana discovered that the computers at her school were stolen, she thought there was no way learners could complete their lessons for 2020 – until she contacted Discovery’s Dr Lerato Khatle who found a donor in 24 hours.
Ground-breaking global study shows how fitter bodies could lead to a fitter SA economy with potential growth of $500 million (+R7 billion) a year
• Vitality and RAND Europe publish a ground-breaking, global study on the economic impact of physical inactivity • The 23-country study assesses how different physical activity improvement scenarios may affect the economy of countries up to 2050, and shows the significant influence of regular exercise on economic growth, workforce productivity and life expectancy
Scholarships and grants worth R27 million awarded to medical specialists and institutions for education and training
Now in its thirteenth year, Discovery is pleased to announce the 42 recipients of its 2019 Foundation Awards, providing doctors and institutions with support for the development of critical solutions for under-resourced and rural areas.
Olympic gold medalist, Caster Semenya, says it is time for women to stand up, and stand together
Olympic Gold medalist, Commonwealth Games champion, and Discovery Vitality Ambassador, Caster Semenya, talks about women taking their place in sport – and in life – at the Discovery Leadership Summit 2018 in Sandton today.
Introducing Vitality Move
It is estimated that nearly half (48.7%) of South Africans with hypertension have never been screened and therefore remain undiagnosed and unaware of their increased risk for heart disease and strokes.
R5 million required to fund the education of an average size family in SA
Financial planning for education came under the spotlight at a roundtable event recently hosted by Discovery Life. The discussion focused on key insights from a White Paper Discovery Life developed on current trends in education funding and protection in South Africa, and finding solutions in response to the various trends...
One in four South African preschoolers is overweight or obese. What does the research reveal?
More than a quarter of the world’s population is under the age of 15. Their health is our future. Based on the current exercise and eating habits of South Africa’s children, it’s clear that urgent action is required.
Global leaders in finance, investment and financial planning to speak at the Discovery Financial Planning Summit
The Discovery Financial Planning Summit will be held in Sandton, Johannesburg on 29 May 2017. The role of financial planners is more pivotal than ever before. Building a successful business despite today’s challenges of low economic growth, volatile world events, fast-changing technology and shifting client expectations requires knowledge, adaptability, and innovation...
Disney Africa launches two new websites for families in collaboration with Discovery Vitality
Disney Africa today announced that it has launched two websites in collaboration with Discovery Vitality – Disney Baby Africa and Disney Healthy Living.co.za.
Madness prevails as runners raise R275 000 over 1 488km
For the second year, a group of runners has conquered the distance between Johannesburg and Cape Town by foot to raise money for MAD charity, this year with the support of Team Vitality. MAD (Make a Difference) was founded in 2003 by Francois Pienaar to support the education of South Africa’s underprivileged youth.
Discovery Childsafe Safe Travel to School
Discovery in partnership with Childsafe launched the Safe Travel to School programme, which is aimed at making travel to and from school safer for all South African children every day.