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 […]

Narcos report ranks SA as largest market for drugs in sub-Sahara Africa

October 22, 2019

The United States’ Department of Congress has published the 2018 International Narcotics Control Strategy (INCS) Report and South Africa has been ranked as the largest market for the sale of illicit drugs in sub-Sahara Africa. The report has become more significant since it’s release in the first quarter of 2018 after South African authorities intercepted […]

WhatsApp stockvels are likely to be pyramid schemes

October 9, 2019

The National Stokvel Association of SA (Nasasa) has warned South Africans that WhatsApp stokvels are most likely to be pyramid schemes rather than genuine savings vehicles according to news reports. A stokvel is a savings scheme where a group of people come together to save or increasingly invest, jointly. The reports followed after WhatsApp messages […]

ATM fraud rampant in the Eastern Cape

October 7, 2019

Recent news reports confirm that police have arrested 15 people in the first three months of a specialized team of anti-fraud cops focused operation in the Eastern Cape. A slew of ATM frauds has plundered the accounts of hundreds of victims across the province and Police announced their newly assembled East London police cluster commercial […]

Which floors are easiest to clean?

October 7, 2019

Interior design trends have shaped the way we look at flooring and modern consumers are opting for options that minimise the appearance of dirt and are easy to clean and maintain. Homeowners want flooring materials that have been given special treatment to make them unique in design and texture. Whether it is fumed wood, blanched […]

60% of contact crimes in SA take place over weekends

September 12, 2019

According to the latest crime stats, murder is up by another 3.4% and sexual offences in SA rose by 4.6% in 2018/19. The recent spate of gender-based violence in the country seems to support the findings of the latest study released by SAPS. The Portfolio Committee on Police heard that murder, sexual offences and other […]

SA has one of the largest private security industries in the world

September 9, 2019

South Africa’s suburbs and business are wired with alarms and surrounded by high walls, barbed wire, electric fences and motion sensors. Big dogs with big teeth bark at strangers from behind steel gates. Gun-toting private security guards patrol the streets. The high levels of security are the first thing that many visitors to the country […]