Subjects: Working life
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 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.
Triple win for Discovery at the Efma–Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards 2022
Discovery took home three awards in this year’s Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards, at a virtual ceremony showcasing the best insurance innovations across the globe.
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
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
Tribute to South Africa’s healthcare professionals: Discovery Health releases moving nine-episode video docu-series
Discovery Health launches nine-episode video Doctor Appreciation docu-series
Each episode of this nine-part, documentary-style series tells a South African healthcare professional’s story and shares behind-the-scenes, real-life accounts from the COVID-19 frontline.
Johannesburg, 12 November 2021: South Africa’s healthcare professionals have worked at the COVID-19 coalface for the past 18 mont
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
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
Ongoing investment in the national vaccination programme with the intention to mandate vaccines for all Discovery employees in SA
Given that global and local data strongly support the safety and efficacy of vaccination, Discovery continues to take a leadership role in driving up national vaccination rates, through its employees, products, and working closely with the National Department of Health on the country’s vaccination roll out.
“In our support of the national vaccination programme, Discovery has established nine v
Discovery Life clients can now get higher PayBacks if vaccinated against COVID-19
Johannesburg, 29 July 2021 – Discovery Life has announced a ‘first-of-its-kind’ underwriting determinant for the South African life insurance market, stating that being vaccinated against COVID-19 is now an additional consideration in determining life insurance premiums and benefits for new clients, effective from the 29th of July 2021.
“Through our premium PayBack reward mechanism, we are off
Over 10 000 Road Defects Fixed by the Pothole Patrol
Since its launch in May, steady progress is being made by The Pothole Patrol project, with over 2 500 potholes filled.
Commenting on the journey so far, Anneli Retief, Head of Dialdirect says: “We are pleased with the progress and difference made to date, but road conditions are a lot worse than we thought. We are repairing much bigger, deeper and more severe crevices and holes that occur as
CTICC mass Vaccination Centre of Hope opens on Wednesday 7 July, and will administer 750 000 vaccinations by December
Today, the Western Cape Government, the City of Cape Town and Discovery Health conducted an oversight visit at the Cape Town International Convention Centre mass Vaccination Centre of Hope to check on its preparation ahead of its activation tomorrow.
Between July and December this year, this mass vaccination centre is expected to administer over 750 000 vaccinations in Cape Town, playing a cri
Discovery Health’s mass vaccination site at Gallagher Convention Center adds significant capacity to accelerate the national vaccination rollout
JOHANNESBURG 02 July 2021 - Discovery Health is delighted to open its sixth Covid-19 vaccination site to-date at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg. With the capacity to deliver 3 800 vaccinations per day to the 3.5 million residents within close proximity of Midrand, the site is one of the largest vaccination centers countrywide and includes more than 48 full-time vaccinators an