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Festive season security tips at home

Festive season security tips at home

The festive season is here, and with it comes many positive things. Family is in town, people are on annual leave from work, and children are on a break from school. But unfortunately, within the joy, is the ugly truth that the festive season is notorious for the high crime rate. Our homes are targeted […]

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A road safety guide to the festive season

A road safety guide to the festive season

The festive season is notorious for the increase in road accidents that come with it each year. It is believed that the rise in the intake of alcohol over many days can hinder inhibitions, causing many unnecessary incidents that put the lives of thousands of South Africans in danger. This is even truer on the […]

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What causes seizures?

What causes seizures?

Witnessing a loved one having a seizure can be absolutely terrifying. Besides the trauma of seeing someone in this vulnerable position, it is even more disconcerting when you don’t know what is causing the attack. For the most part, abnormal electrical activity in the brain triggers seizures, although there can be a multitude of factors. […]

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Safety tips over the holiday season

The joy of the festive season can sometimes be overshadowed by the increasing accident rate that accompanies it. While many are celebrating the time off from work and school by throwing parties and spending time with family, others sadly spend these days in emergency rooms, as alcohol consumption, criminal intent and other factors taint what […]

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How to help someone who’s unresponsive

If someone becomes unresponsive they need someone to help keep them safe and prevent further harm until emergency services arrive. The type of help they need varies depending on why they have become unresponsive, whether they are breathing or not breathing and if they are a baby, a child or an adult. While you should be careful in any situation […]

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EMS SERVICES

EMS SERVICES

Nearly R 1 million meant for EMS supplies simply gets diverted by North West Provincial Government to buy… a car. http://www.rhap.org.za/statement-section27-bemf-rhap-tac-north-west-health-mec-luxury-vehicle-purchase-violates-right-access-health-care-services/ http://www.i-health.co.za/ambulances-gauteng/ The issue with emergency service in South Africa, is not just a lack of services, it is also a lack of training, skills and congruence at the call centre level. Inefficient systems and […]

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TRAFFIC AND ROAD

TRAFFIC AND ROAD

A high percentage of licenses are awarded to new drivers with bribes. This means that the people who are on the roads with you do not understand the rules of the road. They are a danger to you and to themselves. http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/industry-news/no-bribe-no-licence-at-test-centre-1839976 http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/how-to-bribe-your-way-to-a-drivers-licence-in-johannesburg-20160630 Incompetent accident scene investigators allow negligent drivers to get off or innocent […]

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CRIME STATS

CRIME STATS

In all stats relating to crime, particularly violent crime, South Africa is always at or near the top. Just ask yourself this question: If something happens, who do I immediately think of to call? We don’t want to list the stats here, but you can click on this link and read them for yourself. http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2015-09-29-factsheet-south-africas-201415-murder-and-robbery-crime-statistics/#.V_ZFrjVfttX

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