RESEARCH

How safe are you at home?

How safe are you at home?

Feeling safe can mean many things. Securing your home is very important to have a sense of safety and peace of mind. People living in South Africa take personal safety and home safety and security very seriously.  The crime statistics indicate that we live in constant threat of danger. We go to great lengths to […]

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The number 1 crime in SA

The number 1 crime in SA

The number one crime in South Africa remains burglary or housebreaking, with 2.3 million households experiencing the crime in 2019/2020, with the peak periods of incidents being in June, September and December 2019/2020. Integrated Emergency Response (iER) is a disaster and emergency response management network developed by Affinity Enterprises. It was the fear of the […]

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Proper hike safety and protocol

Proper hike safety and protocol

Hiking is a very popular sport in SA, and when it comes to hike safety, don’t take any shortcuts – or you could lose your life. The great outdoors calls with its natural beauty, and many people have taken to hiking the country’s many trails, either for wellness or to escape the spectre of COVID-19 […]

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What does the flying squad do?

What does the flying squad do?

South Africa’s 30 Flying Squad units swoop down on large crime activity that requires quicker, more large scale emergency response. Sometimes, emergencies take place in hard to reach locations, and the helicopter is the best means for help to access victims.  Flying units serve as force multipliers to support police stations and other units in […]

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Identifying a stroke ASAP!

Identifying a stroke ASAP!

A stroke is a life-threatening medical incident. If you think someone is having a stroke, they need immediate medical assistance. The quicker a stroke is treated, the less the chance of permanent brain damage, disability or even death. Strokes are second only to heart attacks as the world’s leading killer, says the World Health Organisation (WHO). […]

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Treating Allergic Reactions

Treating Allergic Reactions

It’s that time of year when grass pollens, tree pollens, weed pollens and mouldy indoors arrive to take your breath away – with an allergic reaction. Hay fever or seasonal allergic rhinitis symptoms are what millions of sufferers fear each September. These are; stuffy-itchy-runny-sneezing noses; watery-red-itchy eyes, swollen eyelids, itchy throat, blocked ears, blurred vision […]

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Are honey bees dangerous?

Are honey bees dangerous?

By now, we know how integral honey bees are to the ecosystem. There are many types of bees in the world, but there are more honey bees than any other type. Honey bees are the world’s most important food crop pollinator. It is estimated that one-third of the food consumed daily relies on pollination.  Honey […]

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How to keep kids safe online

How to keep kids safe online

In 2021, almost everyone is online. We all rely on the internet for entertainment, work research, study material, and more: kids, teens, grown-ups! And let us not forget the most prominent time-consumer – social media.  But, aside from all the benefits of being part of the technological revolution, definite dangers lurk online, especially for innocent […]

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Suicide warning signs

Suicide warning signs

Depression and suicide are devastating killers.  Someone might choose to commit suicide for many reasons. Most times, the person has suffered from a mental health disorder that is stress and health-related. Depression is a primary culprit, a feeling of hopelessness and despair that can be absolutely debilitating.  AFSP says that depression is a common condition associated […]

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When is chest pain dangerous?

When is chest pain dangerous?

Most times, chest pain is a cause for further medical investigation. The best thing to do about persistent chest pain is to see your doctor. Emergency rooms are open 24/7 for urgent care.  The main concern around chest pain is the chance of it being a heart attack. There are other causes too, of course. […]

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Workplace safety measures to consider

Workplace safety measures to consider

Workplace safety is an essential factor to consider when managing a business, especially if you have just started. Anything can happen, and to help you prevent harmful incidents, researching hazards and putting safety measures into effect ASAP can protect your company and its employees.  This is even more true in the reopening of business amidst […]

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The dangers of wet roads

The dangers of wet roads

Driving on wet roads can be dangerous, especially if you haven’t had your tires and breaks checked.  It is always best to be prepared when you take the road, especially in SA, where weather conditions can change instantly. When the skies open and the first drops fall, roads suddenly become wet and slippery, that’s when […]

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