The mental battle after the car crash

May 24, 2019

Some people can struggle mentally in the wake of a crash. If this happens to you, it’s important to get help. It might be a crash where you were the driver, a passenger, a pedestrian or even just an observer. Lynda Matthews, the Head of the Rehabilitation Counselling Unit at the University of Sydney, says […]

SA has the highest reported rate of economic crime in the world

May 13, 2019

The Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey, released by PwC, found that South Africa’s rate of 77% was much higher than the global rate of 49%—consistently so. The types of white-collar crimes in South Africa are indicative of the kind of corruption that’s been a blight on the economy and damaged the country’s reputation. Asset […]

Arrive Alive this Easter by doing these 3 simple things

April 15, 2019

Easter death tolls are outrageous and are a stark reminder to anybody wanting to hit the road this coming weekend that caution is the name of the game on our roads. According to Transport Minister Blade Nzimande, 510 people lost their lives on our roads over the Easter weekend last year, a massive 14% increase […]

The psychology of men who rape

April 4, 2019

Early studies on the psychology of rapists relied heavily on convicted rapists, which skewed the data. More recent studies tend to rely on anonymous surveys of college students and other communities, which come with legal language assuring subjects their answers cannot be used against them. The studies avoid using terms such as “rape” and “sexual […]

What exactly is child sexual abuse?

April 4, 2019

Child sexual abuse, also called child molestation, is a form of child abuse in which an adult or older adolescent uses a child for sexual stimulation. Forms of child sexual abuse include engaging in sexual activities with a child (whether by asking or pressuring or by other means), indecent exposure (of the genitals, female nipples, […]

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 […]

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. […]