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  1. Jan

    Discovery announces secondary listing on A2X

    Discovery announces listing on A2X Discovery Limited has announced its second listing on A2X Markets, with its shares being made available for trade from 4 July 2022. At the same time, Discovery will retain its primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), with its issued share...
  2. Jan

    Entry-level Internet banking fees comparison

    Cheapest Internet banking fees in South Africa FNB's Easy PayU account offers the most affordable online banking transaction fees, while Absa's Transact account was the most expensive, a MyBroadband analysis of entry-level bank accounts showed. Online banking services became essential as the...
  3. Jan

    Insurers build war chest to manage fifth South Africa virus wave

    South African life insurers stockpiling cash for Covid-19 fifth wave South African life insurers are shoring up their capital reserves as they brace for a fifth wave of coronavirus infections. Africa’s biggest insurer, Sanlam Ltd., said Thursday it will hold three times its typical...
  4. Jan

    Discovery Bank's R498 million loss "better than expected"

    Discovery Bank makes R498 million loss Discovery Bank’s normalised operating loss for the six months between 1 July and 31 December 2021 was R498 million — 18% lower than last year. “Discovery Bank’s performance exceeded expectation, with excellent performance across all metrics,” Discovery...
  5. B

    Discovery Vitality 2022

    Ok here we go, discussion thread for Vitality in 2022. My personal activity goal for this year is at least 800 points per week which I currently get on a stationary bike. I might move to a new house later this year which will naturally see me walk a lot more, so there will be that as well, but...
  6. Hanno Labuschagne

    95% of Discovery staff vaccinated

    95% of Discovery staff vaccinated Discovery Ltd. employees have strongly supported a Covid-19 vaccination mandate by South Africa’s largest medical-scheme administrator with almost 95% of them taking shots. The Johannesburg-based company announced its plan to make vaccinations compulsory for...
  7. Jan

    Companies with mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policies

    The South African companies mandating Covid-19 vaccines In recent weeks, several major South African companies announced plans to implement mandatory vaccination policies for their staff or people who use their premises. This comes after labour minister Thulas Nxesi gazetted a directive on...
  8. Jan

    Companies giving rewards for getting vaccinated in South Africa

    The rewards for getting vaccinated in South Africa Several South African businesses and government entities are rewarding people for getting vaccinated against Covid-19. While the debate over mandatory vaccination policies aimed at restricting the movement of unvaccinated people rages on, many...
  9. Jan

    Covid-19 vaccination mandates must meet stringent legal requirements - expert

    Firing staff for refusing Covid-19 vaccination — these 10 steps must be followed South African companies that plan to implement a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policy have several legal obligations to meet before firing an employee for refusing to get the jab, says Labourwise founder Jan...
  10. Jan

    Why Discovery is forcing staff to get vaccinated for Covid-19

    Discovery's forced Covid-19 vaccination policy explained in four slides Health and financial services provider Discovery says that it is legally and morally obligated to implement a mandatory Covid–19 vaccination policy at the company. The company announced on Thursday that it plans to move to...
  11. Jan

    Discovery implements mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for staff

    Mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for Discovery employees Financial services company Discovery will make Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for its employees from next year. In its latest financial results announcement, the company said it intends to move to a mandatory vaccination policy effective...
  12. Jan

    How many people it took to bring down Discovery's Covid-19 vaccination booking site

    Discovery Covid–19 vaccine website outage — how many people it took to bring down Vaccine Navigator Over 19,000 18–35 year-olds signed up for their vaccines on the Discovery Covid–19 Vaccine Navigator system on Friday, 20 August. The surge in traffic to the website caused a temporary outage of...
  13. Jan

    Discovery Covid-19 Vaccine Navigator website outage - and no under 35 walk-ins allowed

    Discovery Covid–19 vaccination booking website outage Discovery’s online portal for Covid–19 vaccination bookings is experiencing an outage, according to client reports on social media. This comes after Cabinet announced that vaccinations would be open to everyone in South Africa over 18 years...
  14. Jan

    Discovery allowing all under 35s to book for Covid-19 vaccine

    Covid-19 vaccination bookings open to under 35s South Africans aged between 18 and 34 can now make a booking for a Covid-19 vaccination through Discovery. The platform is open to all South Africans — you don't have to hold a Discovery product or be a Discovery medical aid member to sign up for it.
  15. Jan

    Choosing not to get Covid-19 vaccine similar to smoking risk - Discovery Life

    Higher insurance premiums if you decide not to get Covid-19 vaccine Discovery Life has announced that new clients who refuse to be vaccinated against Covid-19 will be treated similarly to smoking or lifestyle diseases such as diabetes — which receive a higher premium. This premium may be...
  16. beepbob

    Is it possible to have Discovery vitality without a Discovery medical aid.

    Hey guys, was looking for some clarity on this. I've tried reaching out to Discovery, but keep getting transferred or just left waiting for minutes on end. I'm moving to a new job which requires me to take a medical aid they provide, so I have to cancel my Discovery medical aid. I've got other...
  17. Jan

    Advice from Discovery Health CEO for third wave - Lock yourself in your home and shop online

    Lock yourself in your home and shop online — Discovery Health CEO Lock yourself up in your home and try to do all your shopping online. This is advice from Discovery Health CEO Dr Ryan Noach for people in Gauteng. Noach said deadly infections in Gauteng are 30% higher than where they were in...
  18. J

    Discovery members can apply to pay for medical aid with their savings balance

    Discovery members can apply to pay for medical aid with their savings balance Discovery has informed its medical aid scheme members they can apply to have their monthly fees paid for from their medical savings account. "For members who are on health plans with a medical savings account (MSA)...
  19. M

    Estimated Rand value of Discovery Miles when used toward air tickets

    Has anyone recently used their Discovery Miles to pay for or pay toward a flight? I am trying to put an estimated rand value to discovery miles when used for travel (flights). For example, I get 25% off an international flight (silver status) and I have 10 000 Discovery Miles. I use my...
  20. JV_011_

    Discovery Vitality Drive 2020

    Has anyone ever had their score drop by a large margin over a day while all their trips were rated 5 stars? Saturday morning my score was 535. Did 4 small trips on Sunday. Monday morning my score is at 515, the only explanation from discovery is that my coverage ratio was low. 4 trips of less...
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