Fraudsters preying on COVID-19’s unemployed

July 7, 2020

Fraud artists are targeting jobless people during the COVID-19 outbreak with scams aimed at stealing money or personal information, an employment expert says. The uncertainty of the times and a surge in layoffs following the closure of non-essential businesses have made more people suitable targets for scammers. People are experiencing a heightened emotional state. It […]

Coronavirus cleaning boom is here

July 6, 2020

“Commercial cleaning is a mature industry that grows in line with GDP but after the coronavirus, I think you have a secular tailwind to commercial cleaning. Everyone from governments to corporates to individuals have a heightened focus on hygiene. “ That’s according to Tim Tim Mulrooney, a commercial services equities analyst. According to the Centers […]

Guard your business and employees against cybercrime

July 3, 2020

Cybercime is evolving. Do you remember back when our biggest fear was that our computer would get a virus? Fast forward ten years later, and that’s the least of our concerns. Today, cybercriminals have the power to shut down entire industries. All kinds of important information is stored online, which means cybercriminals can cause serious […]

Red Alert donate R 250 000 in PPE to local schools

June 29, 2020

This week sees the second wave of pupils returning to school as fears surrounding their safety is at an all-time high. The Eastern Cape cities of East London and Port Elizabeth have both been identified as COVID hotspots and parents and children are understandably anxious, but local service solutions company, Red Alert has stepped up […]

This is what’s happening in SA hospitals now

June 24, 2020

In a world of fake news, it’s difficult to know what to believe and when it comes to COVID news, it seems surreal anyway so we’ve made a few calls and done some research of our own to find out what the status quo is in our hospitals right now, and this is what we […]

Being kind is the new normal

June 21, 2020

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘the new normal’ and in truth, it’s something most of us have taken in our stride but it is the cause of a lot of anxiety and tension. Tempers are short and time is of the essence so as we return to work we need to be cognisant of our […]

Clever cleaning hacks for your car

June 17, 2020

If you like a clean car and prefer to keep things neat and tidy inside and out, this post is for you. These simple hacks will help you to maintain order in your vehicle, even if you have kids! Grab the coffee filters  Once you’ve had a cuppa to get you going, grab a coffee […]

Big jump in murders in South Africa since the start of level 3 lockdown

June 10, 2020

The lifting of the ban on the sale of alcohol since the beginning of lockdown level 3, in June, has ushered an unwanted surge in reported deaths after a lull between March and May. This was revealed by police minister Bheki Cele during a press briefing at the Jabulani Hostel in Soweto on Tuesday. The […]

What the experts say about schools reopening

June 2, 2020

There is a lot of anxiety and uncertainty surrounding the decision to open schools in South Africa next week. With an abundance of news and false news doing the rounds, we decided to dig a little deeper to see what’s happening around the globe, keeping in mind that South Africa has the advantage of having […]

Opening alcohol sales will cause crime spike

May 28, 2020

The imminent end to the ban of alcohol sales has the security industry and medical fields prepping for the inevitable crime spike that will follow.  In normal times some 34,000 trauma cases arrive at emergency departments in South Africa every week. But one month into the national hard lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, […]

COVID-19 workplace cleaning tips

May 20, 2020

Handling cleaning during infectious disease outbreaks is best managed by taking the time to set up processes and procedures, update training, and re-evaluate chemical selection and equipment.  Best practice for dealing with infectious outbreaks of any kind is to clean first, then sanitize and disinfect. Microbiologists agree that if we clean and remove up to […]

Guarding the future of your business

May 19, 2020

The world is heaving a collective sigh of impatience to get back to work and get the wheels if commerce rolling again.  Leadership will have to guard against the temptation to resume business as usual. The workplace has changed and we will have to adapt or die.  According to, these are the biggest challenges […]