How megatrends are shaping security

January 8, 2020

Megatrends are the five global shifts shaping the world we live in and they are listed as: Shift in Global Economic Power, Demographic Change, Rapid Urbanization, Rise of Technology, and Climate Change/Resource Scarcity. Each of these has a profound effect on each of us, even if we’re not aware of it. Few industries can claim […]

Housebreaking is the number one crime in SA

January 3, 2020

According to StatsSA, there were about 1,3 million incidences of housebreaking affecting 5,8% of households in South Africa in 2018/2019. Interestingly, males appear to be more at risk of most crimes, a fact in contradiction to perceptions. Housebreaking The most likely victims of housebreaking were male-headed households, households in metros, Indian/Asian households followed by white […]

This is the real cost of cable theft to the economy

December 29, 2019

Following news reports of a would-be cable thief burning his skin off – literally – we did a little research about the real cost of cable theft in South Africa. We came across this article published by Creamer Media in 2018 and have adapted it for the purposes of examining the extent of the problem. […]

Clever ideas to prep for success in 2020

December 16, 2019

The key to reaching your goals is primarily about character, habits and mindset. In general, people aspire to more. More money, improved health and happiness. The ability to travel and build healthy relationships. Success is a long-term process It is said that there has never been a better time to be alive. There is more […]

How sinister is Santa?

December 16, 2019

Domestic bliss ain’t always what it is cracked up to be and here more than most places, the cracks appear when the pressure is on. For those living with an abusive partner or parent, Christmas can be the worst time of year. What to look out for Excuses for injuries Personality changes, like low self-esteem […]

A killer called road rage

November 26, 2019

Following an alleged road rage incident in Bryanston, Johannesburg, on Monday, the urgency of addressing the road rage pandemic in South Africa is in the spotlight again. Police have confirmed that they are investigating a case of attempted murder following a shooting on Monday afternoon in Bryanston Drive. According to Gauteng police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters, information from […]

How to clean your stainless steel appliances

November 11, 2019

Stainless steel kitchen appliances have revolutionised urban kitchens, making industrial finishes fashionable again.  With electricity prices and accessibility becoming a challenge, many households have changed to gas cookers.   Cleaning a stainless steel cooktop is an important part of kitchen maintenance. Usually, cleaning is as simple as wetting a sponge with soapy water and wiping the […]

NASA report on dust storms in SA

November 11, 2019

People in coastal towns along the west coast of southern Africa watched skies turn red on September 25, 2019. Fierce wind picked up and carried huge plumes of sand and dust westward toward the Atlantic Ocean. The plumes were observed that day at 2:25 p.m. South Africa Standard Time (12:25 Universal Time) with the Visible Infrared […]

Knife crimes are on the increase globally

November 11, 2019

Gang rivals and violent youth culture have led to an increase in violent knife crimes across the globe.  In order to understand this knife-carrying culture, the BBC undertook an investigation to find out what lies at the root of the resurgence of this type of crime. In many countries, violent crime is down in recent […]

How the RWC changed things

November 4, 2019

From #AmINext to #I’mStaying, it’s been a rollercoaster for South Africans over the last few weeks.  This past weekend brought healing to a nation divided by fear and trepidation, faced with political divides in both the ruling and opposition party, fiscal uncertainty marked by Moody’s revising its South African outlook to “negative” while maintaining its Baa3 rating, and […]

Protect your alarm system from load shedding

October 28, 2019

Reports of poorly maintained alarm systems breaking down due to power outages have swept the nation from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg. Christelle Fourie, managing director of MUA Insurance Acceptances, said it was crucial that homeowners take a proactive approach to ensure that any power surges resulting from load shedding did not damage household appliances. Power […]

Crime reporting app launched in Durban

October 25, 2019

THE FIGHT against crime has gone digital. Residents in Isipingo, south of Durban were introduced to an app that will help them report crimes to the police. The My SAPS app is available on Android and iOS and is free to download. SAPS Lieutenant-General Nobe-suthu Masiye, acting divisional commissioner for technological services, said the app […]