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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