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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Assault and harassment

Assault and harassment

Assault and harassment can have lifelong effects on victims, no matter the degree. Assault is seen as unwanted physical contact, while harassment refers to unwanted interaction that can be verbal and nowadays, online. Even though they are different offences, both can be absolutely traumatic and leave emotional scars on victims. This is known as post-traumatic […]

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Going out under Lockdown Level 2

Going out under Lockdown Level 2

South Africa’s move into level 2 of the national lockdown is a much less restrictive phase of the now five-month-long quarantine after five months of de-escalating from a full-on national closure of industry and most public spaces to more lenient restrictions, with the understanding of strict social distancing and the wearing of masks.  It’s been […]

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Reporting a robbery: what you should know

Reporting a robbery: what you should know

Whether you have fallen victim to a robbery, or you have witnessed one, there is a specific procedure to follow to ensure that the cops get on the case. The sooner you act, the better. Like most crimes, robbery investigations have a golden hour.  If you call the cops immediately, they have more of a […]

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Human Trafficking: How traffickers find their victims

Human Trafficking: How traffickers find their victims

In recent months, the global focus on human trafficking has soared, with people shining the spotlight on every aspect of the underground market. Human trafficking comes in many forms, and by definition, it is the illegal act of coercing people in order to benefit from their work or service, typically in the form of forced […]

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When should you open a case with the police?

When should you open a case with the police?

When you have been a victim of a crime, the first thing that comes to mind is that you have to report it to the authorities. It’s difficult to think straight when bad, traumatic things happen, but the police are there to ensure that the bad guys are caught, stand trial, and if found guilty, […]

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The worst South African floods

The worst South African floods

South Africa is well known for experiencing devastating floods during the rainy, winter months. Floods are a particular danger in informal settlements and less developed areas. Floods are dangerous and result in many deaths each year. There have been a few notable floods in the last few years. Gauteng floods, 2019 As recently as December […]

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The most popular drugs in SA

The most popular drugs in SA

Drugs are a huge concern worldwide. South Africa is particularly affected by substance abuse. Experts say that an estimated 15% of South Africans suffer from drug addiction.  The Central Drug Authority released this statistic. According to Recover Direct, Durban is one of the largest markets for illegal drugs in sub-Saharan Africa. This is outlined in a US […]

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