Two out of three abandoned babies die

February 17, 2019

Over the past week, we’ve seen two cases of babies being discarded (and saved). This type of news is always particularly disturbing and it highlights the link between poverty and child neglect. Type in “why do women throw their babies away” into any search engine and you’ll soon realise that this is a global problem. […]

This is what you need to do to stay safe during load shedding

February 13, 2019

Reports indicate that we can expect load shedding to continue for the foreseeable future. This poses an increased risk of opportunistic crimes because the load shedding schedules are made public for all – including criminals. According to Marius Steyn Santam’s personal lines underwriting manager, South Africans need to mitigate risk and damage caused by load […]

When love turns to hate in the suburbs

February 12, 2019

February is the month of love and while most of us (who are in relationships) are seeing through rose coloured glasses, for some, the month of love could well be a reminder that there is a fine line between love and hate. Wikipedia describes domestic violence as “violence or other abuse by one person against […]

This is how bank robbers get away with it

January 29, 2019

As tropes in crime films go, the slick bank heist is one of the most romantic and frequent, ripe for cool cinematography, interesting costume and brazen dialogue. As such, they’ve always been pretty intriguing, especially how old-fashioned they are in an age of hacking and cryptocurrencies. It’s almost a nostalgic thing. In 2005-2006, Clay Tumey […]

How clean offices help you retain clients

January 23, 2019

The fact is that people consider cleanliness as a top priority when deciding whether they want to do business with someone again. It’s a fact that cannot be ignored as part of your customer retention strategy. Beyond delivering excellent service and relying on your sales teams to forge strong business relationships with your key customers, […]

How to motivate your staff in January

January 23, 2019

There seems to be no end in sight to January – it’s a long month – the highlights of which are back-to-school and back-to-work…and a much-anticipated payday! The trick for management at the start of the year is to figure out how to inspire employee motivation. The idea is to create an environment in which […]

The best hiding places for your valuables

January 10, 2019

The one thing everyone who has been the victim of a household break-in will agree on is that you are left feeling violated because your privacy has been invaded. Add to that the loss of sentimental items which money can’t replace and it’s not something you want happening to you. What you can do to […]

Top holiday crimes to watch out for

December 13, 2018

Unless you’re in the top 1 percentile of the global population who don’t need to work and who generally get to travel anywhere anytime, you can probably relate to the anticipation that the rest of us mere mortals feel as we approach our annual holiday. The hard slog is behind us for a few weeks […]

Safety tips for tourists in SA

November 26, 2018

If you’re welcoming guests from abroad, please make sure that you keep them informed of potential security risks in your vicinity. Feel free to share our advice with them and make sure they know the emergency number for SA! If you’re reading this yourself and you’re a visitor to our beautiful shores, welcome to SA! […]

What you need to know about protecting children from sexual abuse

November 13, 2018

We promised to share information that will help you protect your children from potential risk arising from the increase in child trafficking and related violent crimes against children. Today, we explore the realm of sexual abuse. There is no foolproof way to guard against sexual predators and abuse but you can mitigate the risk by […]

TRAVEL SECURITY TIPS FOR YOUR HOLIDAY ABROAD

November 5, 2018

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – […]

Technological hygiene trends that’ll blow your mind

October 18, 2018

According to blogger Nathalie Leblond, technological hygiene trends might be coming our way in the not so distant future. That’s right, stick with us and read on to see what she has to say on the subject. Internet of Things: Like everything else, hygiene is going to further enter the age of the Internet of […]