SA teens being exploited in cyber-sex scam

July 29, 2019

Teenage girls are among a significant number of people in the eThekwini area who have fallen prey to extortion scams involving online adult activity. Victims have been tricked into paying sums from R5000 to R35000, often in cryptocurrency, and most are too embarrassed to report them to police. A private investigator warned victims not to […]

SA connection to international drug syndicates

July 29, 2019

In a case that is proving to be stranger than fiction, Marc Batchelor’s international links to the criminal underworld continue to surface. Almost two weeks after he was gunned down in Olivedale, Gauteng, the police have been digging underneath a surface which is concealing some very murky information – some of which has been hidden […]

Blood pressure is generally higher in winter

July 22, 2019

It’s a little known fact but blood pressure is generally higher in winter – that’s because more pressure is needed to force blood through your narrowed veins and arteries as they contract in the cold weather. In South Africa, high blood pressure (BP), diabetes and heart disease are leading causes of death so it’s worth […]

The secret to reducing indoor allergens

July 22, 2019

Allergies are one of the leading causes of chronic illness. The most common indoor allergies include sinus, hayfever and nasal allergies. The most common triggers are mold spores, dust mites, cockroaches, dog cat, and rodent dander. Dust mites are the most common trigger of asthma and allergy symptoms inside the home and office. One of […]

Advice for female drivers

July 10, 2019

Women need to know their rights when a male officer pulls them off the road. The threat of violation by an officer of the law can clearly be seen in the Independent Police Investigative Directorate’s (IOID) 2017/18 annual report which recorded 105 incidents of sexual assault by an officer and nine incidents of sexual assault […]