South African women need more income protection cover – and continue to see the value of cover for cancers
Johannesburg, 10 August 2022: Every year, in August, South Africa marks Women’s Day and Discovery Life undertakes to reflect on its efforts to close the gendered insurance gap in our country. In 2019, ASISA conducted a gap study which found that women have an insurance gap of nearly R15 trillion. An analysis of Discovery Life’s 2021 claims data shows that while women hold 47% of all life polic
Road to Sun City gets a plug from the Pothole Patrol
Thanks to The Pothole Patrol, business and leisure travellers from Gauteng will no longer have to navigate potholes when they travel to Sun City for holidays or to attend business events.
The innovative initiative is a partnership between the City of Johannesburg, Discovery Insure and Dialdirect Insurance. In its first year alone, it repaired over 100 000 potholes in Johannesburg.
Now for th
SA’s most popular days for driving to work are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, according to recently released driving data
Discovery Insure’s new Work From Home Index has revealed an average of three days per week that people are physically travelling between work and home. These are the two most common destinations between which many people travel – often more than once a week – ordinarily every week.
During the past two years, our movement patterns between these two destinations have shifted and Discovery Insure
Discovery Life continues to have a positive impact on clients, with over R11.7 billion claims paid in 2021
A total of R11.79 billion was paid out in claims by Discovery Life in the 2021 calendar year including individual and Group Life clients, as released this morning in the annual claims review. A total of R9.1 billion was paid through over 10,000 Individual Life claims during the year.
Discovery Insure and Advanced EMS launch private firefighting initiative in Johannesburg to handle fire-related emergencies
Sandton, Johannesburg - A fire occurs in Johannesburg every six hours, according to data from the Fire Protection Association of South Africa. With the risk of fires increasing during the winter season, Discovery Insure this morning launched the Discovery Fire Force project in Johannesburg, a unique solution aimed at protecting Discovery Insure clients in the metropolitan area from the devastatin
One year on: More than 100 000 potholes repaired and counting
Over 100,000 potholes repaired by The Pothole Patrol in one year. Over 4400 potholes reported in Sandton alone. Roodepoort given the unfortunate crown of area with the most potholes. William Nicol labelled as the most treacherous road in Joburg and to celebrate The Pothole Patrol’s one-year anniversary, as well as to commemorate the UN Global Road Safety Week which
The Science of Vitality – 25 years of driving positive behaviour change, and as relevant as ever
Discovery Vitality releases The Science of Vitality journal, highlighting the data, science and insights behind the global wellness and behaviour change programme, born in South Africa, now making 20 million people healthier in 37 countries
Johannesburg |24 March 2022
What if there was a way to make people live longer, healthier, happier lives and reward them for taking steps towards their
Insuring against power surges can help cover damaged appliances especially during load shedding - Discovery Insure
When power returns after load shedding, households may experience a surge of current to their plugged-in appliances and this could cause serious damage. The appliances may even be irreparable following a serious spike in current.
Head of Strategy at Discovery Insure, Kgodiso Mokonyane says: “Recent Discovery Insure claims data reveals that clients are between 2.08 and 2.3 times more likely to
The most common severe illness amongst South African women is cancer – Discovery Life claims data
Today Discovery Life revealed that, according to its latest claims data, cancer is the most common severe illness in South Africa for women.
Issued on International Women’s Day (8 March 2022), Discovery Life highlighted key issues surrounding women’s health, and what interventions can be made to ensure improved outcomes.
Second to cancer, the claims data found that nervous system and cardio
Study: Regular exercise can prevent death from COVID-19 by up to 42%
The British Journal of Sports Medicine has published a first-of-its-kind study on the impact of objectively-measured exercise on severe COVID-19 outcomes, produced by Discovery Vitality in collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand Sport and Health Research Group (WiSH) and researchers from the University of Western Ontario in Canada.
UPDATE: The 18th Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge: Closed door event
The 18th edition of the Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge will take place from 8-29 December 2021. Only vaccinated players, coaches, support staff and media will be permitted. No spectators allowed.
This year’s Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge will go ahead as planned, with only one change: No spectators will be allowed inside the host venue Nike Shapa So
The 18th Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge: Soweto’s finest football tournament
The 18thedition of the Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge will take place from 8-29 December 2021. Only vaccinated individuals permitted. Team registrations close 30 November 2021.
Discovery and the South African Football Association (SAFA) have partnered once again for the Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge. Hosted at Soweto’s newly renovated Nike Football
Fitness devices helped people stay fit during the COVID-19 pandemic – and will change the way we work out in future
Access the full paper on https://journals.co.za/doi/10.18772/26180197.2021.v3n3a8
Discovery Life claims data demonstrates the significant value of comprehensive life insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic
Discovery Life released its annual claims data insights today, illustrating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on life insurers Total claims paid out to clients in 2020 amounted to R4.7 billion, COVID-19 related pay-outs are expected to reach R6.2 billion across Individual Life and Group Risk claims by the end of the 2022 financial year COVID-19 has overtaken heart disease and cancer as the le
Discovery Business Insurance innovates to address the growing threat posed by Cyber Crime
Johannesburg, 26 October 2021 – As the world recognises October as Cyber Security Awareness month Discovery Business Insurance is highlighting the critical need for businesses to ensure that they are appropriately covered to mitigate against the risk of cyber crime, which has become one of the biggest risks facing businesses today.
Now in its 18th year, Cyber Security Awareness Month, whi
Olympic gold medallist Tatjana Schoenmaker named as a Discovery Vitality Ambassador
JOHANNESBURG, 20 October 2021 – Discovery is proud to announce Tatjana Schoenmaker (24) as a Discovery Vitality Ambassador. The South African swimming sensation has recently returned home from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after winning a gold medal and setting the world record in the 200 m breaststroke, as well as bringing home silver in the 100 m breaststroke.
“We are delighted and honoured t
Discovery Business Insurance marks Heritage Month with the shortlisting of 7 finalists in Restaurant ReDiscovery competition
23 September 2021 - Discovery Business Insurance together with restaurateur and musician J’Something of Mi Casa, has announced the seven South African restaurants that are all in line win a R25,000 cash injection into their restaurant. On 6 September Discovery Business Insurance launched #RestaurantReDiscovery, inviting restaurant goers to tag their favourite eat out spots on Discovery’s social me
This #HeritageMonth, Discovery Business Insurance marks the occasion by giving South Africa’s home-grown restaurants a boost
Food is a rich part of South Africa’s heritage and Discovery Business Insurance has launched a campaign which celebrates this - #RestaurantReDiscovery.
Joined by restaurateur and popular musician, J’Something of one of SA’s loved local bands, Mi Casa, Discovery Business Insurance is inviting South Africans to rally around the theme of “Re-Discovery” – Re-discovering our roots. Re-discovering o
Vitality partners with Captains Usain Bolt and Wayde van Niekerk in 2021 Running World Cup to get SA moving once more
Vitality and the Running World Cup today announce the return of our global mass participation running challenge for 2021 Participation is free by registering at www.runningworldcup.com or downloading the Vitality Running World Cup app. Aligned to Vitality’s global ambition to get 100 million people 20% more active by 2025, and informed by research that physical activity builds resilience again
Vitality + Zwift: a partnership in the virtual world towards global change
Johannesburg, Wednesday 11 August 2021
Vitality + Zwift: A partnership in the virtual world towards global change Vitality, the largest global platform for behaviour change, is proud to partner with Zwift, the global online fitness platform born from gaming towards fitness and social change.
Zwift, the online gaming and fitness platform, plus Vitality, the global behaviour-change progr