In a comprehensive piece on the state and cost of healthcare in South Africa, Andile Makholwa delivered a compelling piece. He unpacked the cost structure in the system, who benefits from what and the contentious issues between medical practitioners and medical aid schemes around who the price setter is. He did an excellent job to explain the complexities of the cost of healthcare in South Africa. The piece contextualised the need for the competition commission enquiry. Well-written and incisive, it caters for both industry and consumers, making it a clear winner in this category.
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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