How much do you know about crime in your area?

May 14, 2018

We can agree that for the average South African citizen, security concerns are top of mind. According to the latest SAPS Crime Stats, the threat of car hi-jacking and violent house break-ins is a major concern in Gauteng, sexual assault dominates the crime scene in the Eastern Cape and generally, violent theft accompanied by unnecessary […]

How to reduce the risk for night shift employees

May 10, 2018

Whether it’s nightshift at the hospital, a filling station or factory, extended shopping hours have increased the exposure to risk for employees. Reduced staffing levels for late-night trading and problems with drunken customers has exacerbated the problem, leaving people feeling vulnerable and therein reducing employee wellness. Who is most at risk? For retailers, opening and […]

Do you know how to clean your chandelier?

May 7, 2018

It’s not a trick question. It’s one of those things most people simply don’t know how to do and even if they do, it’s such a mission that it never gets done. We’ve done some research for you to find out if there are simple hacks to clean chandeliers. Here’s what we found: There are […]

CCTV surveillance in cities around the world

April 24, 2018

From New York to Tokyo – the major cities of the world stay safe with the aid of sophisticated CCTV surveillance systems. The big question seems to be – is it neighbourhood watch or is it a sinister Big Brother? Original articles published in the early 2000’s indicated that the concerns for privacy come second […]

Improve your professional image in one easy step

April 23, 2018

You professional image goes beyond work. It means posting information online that you would be comfortable with your boss or prospective employer reading, it means acting in an appropriate manner even when you’re not at work and it means that you need to dress and look the part. Beyond your work ethic and commitment to […]

How to make light of cleaning your home

March 19, 2018

Keeping a clean house means that everybody needs to take responsibility for their own mess. It’s like fighting a losing battle if everyone doesn’t do their bit so take a few minutes to draw up a cleaning roster and delegate responsibilities that are age appropriate and reasonable. The key to success is to make this […]

Dispelling myths about hygiene and social status

March 15, 2018

It’s probably safe to say that most people associate better hygiene with a higher social standing. The association is nothing new. For centuries, the upper crust and members of royal families have indulged in more regular baths than the rest of us mere mortals. What we now generally take for granted (unless of course you […]

How the high crime rate in SA affects trade

March 14, 2018

The big issue facing South African businesses is that we have one of the highest crime rates in the world. This does not bode well for tourism to our shores nor does it attract much needed foreign investment. According to the latest published findings (SAPS Crime Stats 2017), crime is officially on the decrease (by […]

Train staff about hygiene matters

March 8, 2018

The importance of good hygiene at work cannot be stressed enough. Not only does it lead to a healthier workplace for all but it also reduces absenteeism and contributes to a happier and more productive workforce. Many people either don’t know about good personal hygiene or have not had access to the facilities that enable […]

What to do when disaster strikes

March 8, 2018

Disaster can strike anywhere at any time and the only thing to do to minimise the fallout is to have a disaster plan in place. Make sure that you familiarise yourself, your co-workers and your family with the plan so that you are ready to act in the case of an emergency. The difference it […]

The link between increasing temperatures and water-linked disease

February 8, 2018

#DayZero looms and has highlighted the urgency of the global water crisis. This blog takes excerpts from an article published by Unicef with the intention of highlighting the dangers facing future generations and the health implications around poor sanitation when the water runs out. Climate change is contributing to a growing water crisis, putting the […]

Is ICT the biggest threat to our children’s security?

February 2, 2018

Fast paced technological innovation and high-speed internet has led to advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) that have transformed societies around the world. Children now have unprecedented access to computers and mobile phones and tend to adopt the use of technology at an early age, resulting in ICTs becoming embedded in their lives. The […]