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Discovery Health Journalist of the Year: Mia Malan

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Discovery Health Journalist of the Year: Mia Malan

Prior to this she was a health journalism lecturer at Rhodes University and a Knight HealthJournalism Fellow based in Johannesburg.


Mia set up the first health journalism programme of the media development organisation,Internews Network, in Kenya in 2003, and was the organisation’s Senior Health Journalism Advisor in Washington, DC between 2006 and 2009. 

Prior to this, Mia was the SABC’s radio and television healthcorrespondent. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the CNN Africa Radio Journalist ofthe Year, the Sikuvile Commentary and Analysis Award in 2011 and the SA Press Club’s 2013 awards forboth print and radio features.

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Discovery is an authorised financial services provider.

Discovery operates in the healthcare cover market in South Africa, the United Kingdom and China; the life assurance market in South Africa and the United Kingdom; as well as the long-term savings and investment market, and short-term insurance market in South Africa.

Vitality, Discovery’s wellness programme, is the world’s largest scientific, incentive-based wellness solution. It provides individual and corporate wellness initiatives in South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and China. The global Vitality membership base now exceeds 3.4 million lives.

Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier, and to enhance and protect their lives through financial products that clients need and want.


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Felicity Hudson

Felicity Hudson

Press contact Head of Reputation Management Discovery Group 0115294514

Nthabiseng Chapeshamano

Press contact Senior Reputation Manager Healthcare & Sustainability

Munene Khoza

Press contact Senior Reputation Manager Vitality & Wellness

Zeenat Moorad

Press contact Senior Reputation Manager Banking & investments

Shanti Aboobaker

Press contact Reputation Manager Long and short term insurance

Gugu Yika

Press contact Reputation Management Consultant Vitality & Sponsorships 0115298083

Our core purpose and values guide us in all we do. A clear and profound promise: to make people healthier and enhance and protect their lives.

Discovery is a shared value insurance company whose purpose and ambition are achieved through a pioneering business model that incentivises people to be healthier, and enhances and protects their lives.

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2196 Johannesburg
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