When to call Animal Control!

When to call Animal Control!

Animals are a joy to have around. Pets can be your best friend and make your home warm and inviting. Unfortunately, stray cats and dogs can wreak havoc in the neighbourhood; tossing over bins, scavenging for food and ‘doing their business’ everywhere and anywhere. But what do you do when this happens? Approaching a wild […]

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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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Resources for domestic violence victims in South Africa

Resources for domestic violence victims in South Africa

Domestic violence is a significant problem that faces both men and women in South Africa. During the national COVID-19 total lockdown of the country, there was an alarming surge in reports of domestic violence from all over the country. Even before lockdown, SA had one of the highest number of violent crimes against women and […]

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The dangers of prescription drugs

The dangers of prescription drugs

When most people speak of drug use and drug addiction, they are usually referring to illegal narcotics such as methamphetamines, heroin and cocaine. Yes, these are rightfully villainised as dangerous and detrimental to health and general well-being, but many drug addicts are in fact addicted to prescription meds; and the problem is bigger than you […]

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Man-made disasters

Man-made disasters

Most people who live in high natural disaster-prone areas usually have emergency kits and contingency plans for when these ‘hand of God’ events hit. Man-made disasters can strike anywhere, and can also cause extensive damage. Here are some devastating man-made disasters, which cause significant damage when they happened. What are man-made disasters? The definition of […]

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New scams to watch out for

New scams to watch out for

Recently, the Internet, particularly social media, has been inundated with scary news stories involving money scams, the trafficking of children and many other forms of nightmare fuel. Unfortunately, many of these seemingly fanciful stories are rooted in truths. The world has become openly dangerous, in contrast to the days before we were constantly reporting things […]

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Can activated charcoal save you from poisoning?

Can activated charcoal save you from poisoning?

Activated charcoal is used in the treatment of poisoning cases, and it has been for years. It is in fact dubbed as the Universal cure for everything, from drug overdoses to the accidental ingestion of chemicals and non-edible things. More recently, health trend pop culture has adopted activated charcoal into the mainstream by using it […]

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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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