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Best health consumer reporting and feature writing - Mia Malan from Mail & Guardian for ‘If they are raped then so what’

Press release   •   May 28, 2014 17:48 GMT

This is a gripping feature on an easily overlooked, small community-based home where a handful of mentally disabled people find sanctuary from a world that seems to have no place for them. Patients and caregivers are delicately observed and the feature is written with exquisite attention to detail. The piece is well-structured around themes that are all developed fully. The story leaves no avenue of inquiry unexplored as it tells of struggles to secure hope. What finally shines through is the commitment of the home and its supporters to facilitate a measure of dignity for their inhabitants and give them a chance to have love and purpose, despite tremendous odds.

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About Discovery Limited

Discovery Limited is a South African-founded financial services organisation that operates in the healthcare, life assurance, short-term insurance, savings and investment products and wellness markets. Founded in 1992 by the current Group Chief Executive Officer Adrian Gore, Discovery was guided by a clear core purpose – to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. Underpinning this core purpose is the belief that through innovation Discovery can be a powerful market disruptor.

The company, with headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, has expanded its operations globally and currently serves over seven million clients across South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, China and Singapore. Vitality, Discovery’s wellness programme, is the world’s largest scientific, incentive-based wellness solution for individuals and corporates. The global Vitality membership base now exceeds 5.5 million lives in five markets.

Discovery is an authorised financial services provider. It trades on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange under the code “DSY”. 

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