Subjects: Social issues
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
Join an online cook-along to help realise a child’s dream
Celebrity chefs come together to cook for children with life-threatening illnesses. Cooking for Dreams Fundraiser, in association with Discovery Vitality, takes place on 1 September 2022 with an online cook-along open to all.
Over R2bn in Group Risk claims paid out by Discovery
Johannesburg, 29 October 2021 – In a claims experience analysis, Discovery Group Risk today reported claim payouts to the value of R2.10 billion in the year to June 2021, which reflects a 42% increase compared to the previous year. The company offers group risk benefits that include life cover, global cover for the education of employees' children, severe illness cover, lump-sum and monthly disabi
Discovery Bank clients to harness their rewards in support of KZN relief efforts
Johannesburg, 23 July 2021 - Discovery Bank today announced it will enable all its clients to donate cash or accumulated Discovery Miles, which they earn with Vitality Money as a reward for healthy lifestyle and financial choices, to the relief efforts underway in KwaZulu-Natal. All donations in cash and Discovery Miles from now until 31 August can be made directly from the Discovery Bank app to G
Discovery Vitality partners with the Nelson Mandela Foundation to fight hunger this Mandela Month
JOHANNESBURG, 2 July 2021 | Discovery Vitality is excited to partner with the Nelson Mandela Foundation to raise funds for its Each One Feed One hunger relief campaign. The Foundation launched the #Each1Feed1 initiative in response to the devastating effects of COVID-19 on already vulnerable communities. The campaign calls for all South Africans to donate essential products to help alleviate food
Vitality joins Reach For a Dream in Guinness World Record attempt to raise funds for children with life-threatening illnesses
Johannesburg, 8 June 2021 | Vitality is proud to partner with Reach For A Dream in their Cooking for Dreams initiative, along with DHL and Woolworths. The virtual cook-along, hosted by celebrity chefs J’Something and David Higgs, will gather enthusiastic cooks across South Africa virtually in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the most people cooking online at once, while raising fund
Vitality partners with Gift of the Givers to support those affected by fire in CT
Through MoveToGive donation campaigns, Vitality members can now donate their Discovery Miles earned from Vitality Active Rewards to Gift of the Givers, toward their relief efforts in aid of those affected by the fires in Cape Town.
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.
Vitality’s 65+, bespoke programme for older adults enables members to live longer and better
Discovery is pleased to announce the successful launch of its Vitality 65+ offering. Vitality members, 65 years or older, can now achieve better health with age-appropriate goals, interventions and activities, with exclusive enhancements to the Vitality programme, across Health, Insure, Life and Invest - that help them achieve better health with age-appropriate goals, interventions and activities.
Discovery’s Roseanne Harris elected President of International Actuarial Association
Professor Harris has been a member of the Executive Committee of the International Actuarial Association since 2018 and among other roles, has served as the Chair of the Health and Education Committees of the Actuarial Society of South Africa, and as the President of the Actuarial Society of South Africa in 2016 and 2017.
Discovery Vitality empowers members to make a difference during Covid pandemic through #VitalityMoveToGive philanthropic initiative
In a bid to make a meaningful contribution to the fight against Covid-19, Discovery Vitality today announces a partnership with Shout4Masks. This initiative is the newest collaboration between Vitality and several other charitable organisations at the forefront of addressing the challenges of the pandemic.
Vitality calls on every South African to run for their country and by doing so, help vaccinate children
Global, free-to-enter running competition open to all South Africans launches in Johannesburg, led by Wayde van Niekerk, and around the world in 180 countries. In partnership with UNICEF, Vitality aims to vaccinate one million children against deadly diseases, by donating vaccines on behalf of participants who complete their weekly runs.
Wayde van Niekerk invites you to run for your country – against Usain Bolt, Jamaica and the world
• Vitality Running World Cup starts in March 2020 • The global challenge will enable people to run for their country alongside national teams captained by Olympic Gold medallists Usain Bolt, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Wayde van Niekerk • Forms part of Vitality’s commitment to get 100m people 20% more physically active by 2025 – and address the pressing global issue of inactivity
Breaking the Stigma: Why Discovery is introducing a New Mental Wellbeing Programme
Depression will be the world’s leading contributor to the global burden of disease by 2030, based on mental health risk statistics. This is reflected in the latest Discovery Health Healthcare Claims Tracker, which reveals key trends in mental health related claims by members of the Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS), and confirms that depression is the most prevalent mental health condition.
Vitality members donate rewards to build a Dream Room for kids with cancer
Discovery Vitality and the Reach For A Dream Foundation have joined forces to create another Dream Room for children in hospitals – with the third room opening at Chris Hani Baragwanath Paediatric Oncology Ward in Soweto, Johannesburg today.
A Conversation with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Discovery Leadership Summit 2018
7 October 2018 – Johannesburg – Discovery today announced the celebrated global leaders and influential individuals who will take to the stage at the Discovery Leadership Summit, 2018. The event takes place on 1 November 2018.
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.
Poppy Ntshongwana, Discovery Insure and local celebs raise road safety awareness
How well do our celebs drive? Discovery Insure and #RidingPopGun creator Poppy Ntshongwana are teaming up with well-loved, local celebs to ride “Pop Gun” and answer this question by putting their driving skills to the test. SA roads will soon carry holiday makers to their December holiday destination and as the most dangerous time of year to be on our roads, safety is top of mind.
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.