Everything you need to do in an emergency

March 27, 2019

People tend to panic and exaggerate when phoning an ambulance according to a Cape Town-based Emergency Medical Services (EMS) paramedic. People tend to get the basics wrong, which tends to lengthen an ambulance response time to get to a patient. When you are calling for an emergency, remember that there are probably a number of […]

Putting super-bugs under the microscope

March 27, 2019

Hospital in-patients in South Africa face the possibility of infection by a super-bug – a “nightmare bacteria” that made its way here from the US. Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae is from a family of super-bugs known as CRE. Super-bugs cause most in-hospital infections and are exceptionally difficult to treat. Experts agree that super-bugs are life-threatening and together, […]

Traveller Alert: OR Tambo International has banned these irregular shaped bags

March 26, 2019

If you’re prone to using duffel bags or irregular backpacks while travelling – you’ll have to change your packing habits when travelling via OR Tambo. New rules for checking in bags of irregular shape and size have come into effect at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport from today, Monday 25 March 2019. The new rules […]

Add some autumnal touches indoors

March 26, 2019

Autumn is almost here and that means chilly mornings and evenings – a great excuse to spend some extra time indoors, snuggled up with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book or even a binge session on Netflix. Be prepared for some chilling at home by trying some of these ideas to keep […]

Road safety tips for your Easter getaway

March 26, 2019

The short Easter holiday puts motorists who tackle long distances on congested main routes under pressure. Here are 10 ways to help you survive your Easter road trip: 1. Make sure your car is able to get there without a breakdown. Contact your local dealership now and ask them to do a 30-point check for […]

Make sure your insurance covers you for load shedding

March 26, 2019

Besides the frustration of load shedding at home and at work, there are insurance implications to be considered too. Power surges, fires, and criminal opportunists all pose a risk associated with load shedding so this is what you need to do to ensure that you are covered for any eventuality: 1. Check the terms and […]