Hygiene habits you should teach your kids

August 19, 2019

We’ve come up with some ideas to help to encourage children to get into good habits as far as hygiene is concerned. As all good parents know, nothing works quite like a little bribery – like an ice-cream after the dentist. The same applies when we’re teaching them about hygiene. Simply reward them for getting […]

Parricide – when children kill their parents

August 13, 2019

Family murders and suicides are on the increase and the question we all want answers to is WHY? Why would parents kill their own children and why would children turn on their parents to kill? More and more, we read about these tragic and shocking crimes so we’re looking into what causes them in the […]

Violence against women in SA

August 13, 2019

Violence against women has become a serious problem in South Africa and the world. Information from different countries indicates that 35% of all women have been physically or sexually abused by an intimate or non-intimate partner. While women across the globe fall victim to physical or sexual violence every day, African women are particularly vulnerable […]

How to protect your device and yourself

August 13, 2019

If you’ve ever misplaced your phone and thought that it was lost or stolen, you’ll know the anxiety it causes. The prospect of having lost your contact list and the thought of someone having access to your photo gallery and banking apps is enough to drive you to the edge. Here are some useful tips […]

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 […]

One in five SA scholars are victims of school violence

June 13, 2019

The stabbing to death of a 16-year-old Grade 8 pupil at a Johannesburg school has again highlighted the prevalence of violence in South African schools. A study by the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention (CJCP) has shown that violence is widespread in South African schools. “Most of the violence is in the form of […]

Recognition for extraordinary committment

June 10, 2019

We run a number of social media pages that double up as research tools in that they provide valuable and honest feedback from our communities. This week, we received an unsolicited tribute to one of our security guards, Nkululeko Ngcobo. The message read as follows: “This is Nkululeko Ngcobo. He is a security guard at […]

How to become a security guard in South Africa

June 10, 2019

Security guards are an integral part of any company’s operations. There is always demand for security guards which creates opportunity for employment. How to become a security guard as with any career, the first step is finding out where to study. Security guards need to find trainers that are accredited with Safety and Security SETA […]