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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Child safety: Teaching your kids to be vigilant

Child safety: Teaching your kids to be vigilant

Child safety is awareness. Everyone should remain vigilant at all times, particularly in public spaces. At any time, people can fall victim to criminals or can land up in dangerous situations like drowning and falling. Children are even more susceptible. It is important to teach kids child safety, especially when they are not with you […]

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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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