Child trafficking in SA

Child trafficking in SA

According to the United Nations, human trafficking consists of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harbouring and receiving persons through improper means, including force, abduction, fraud and coercion.  The result of human trafficking across borders is mostly modern-day slavery and sexual abuse. The US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons estimates that in 2018 about 24.9 million people were victims of […]

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Traumatic Incidents: How to identify them and get help

Traumatic Incidents: How to identify them and get help

COVID-19 is a prime example of an ongoing traumatic incident that will likely have many aftershocks globally, and on the individual, once it has passed. Probably long after it has passed. Usually, a traumatic event unleashed on a person or group of people comes with feelings of fear, threat and anxiety, and it can cause […]

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Crime Stats South Africa 2020

Crime Stats South Africa 2020

Unfortunately, even after the dip in crime in early 2020, December stats show that crime is almost up to pre-lockdown levels, the South African Police (SAPS) and Stats SA reported in the second quarter of the 2020 / 2021 period (Q2 -2020/2021). The second quarter covers reported crimes committed between July and September 2020.  Although […]

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Festive traps to avoid

Festive traps to avoid

The speed traps, financial holes and many other common mistakes are prevalent over the festive period. The silly season is aptly named because when in the festive spirit, people tend to make less than responsible decisions.  It is okay to let your hair down a bit, though. After the tough year we have all had, […]

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Drunk and need to drive? Here are your options

Drunk and need to drive? Here are your options

South Africans have a notorious reputation when it comes to drunk driving. The World Health Organization (WHO) states in its 2018 Global Status that drunk driver negligence endangered the lives of other road users in South Africa and was responsible for 58% of all road accidents. WHO found that road traffic injury is the global […]

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Staying safe over the festive season

Staying safe over the festive season

Unfortunately, the festive season is notorious for having the highest number of road accident-related deaths. As much as we look forward to the holidays, we should remain vigilant, and the ‘silly season’ isn’t always fun.  The festive season also happens to be when theft and other crimes are on the rise. So in all likelihood, […]

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An Introduction to Defensive Driving

An Introduction to Defensive Driving

The leading cause of road accidents is driver error. This does not only apply to error in judgment, recklessness, fatigue or distraction but the lack of defensive driving as well. Being able to master defensive driving will place you in a position to take action and be ready for any possible road mishap. If everyone […]

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What to do when there is an intruder on your property

What to do when there is an intruder on your property

We are constantly bombarded with precautionary PSAs on which steps to take to prevent intruders from entering our properties. We set up fences, alarms and even sign up for neighbourhood patrols. Still, as practical and as comforting as these precautions are, there are times when we might be faced to deal with a situation when the […]

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Africa’s most notorious killers

Africa’s most notorious killers

Africa might have the least recorded number of serial killers compared to other continents, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t have gruesome stories to tell of evil and crime. There are many reports of the sadistic people who terrorised and murdered others throughout history.   Many believe that the reason for the very few records […]

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