Inclusive, accessible technology key to real empowerment and fighting GBV As South Africa celebrates Women’s Month and the significant contribution women make in every sector of society, the fight for equal rights, economic empowerment, and freedom from violence rightfully remain in the spotlight.

Inclusive, accessible technology key to real empowerment and fighting GBV

As South Africa celebrates Women’s Month and the significant contribution women make in every sector of society, the fight for equal rights, economic empowerment, and freedom from violence rightfully remain in the spotlight.

According to Warren Myers, Founder, and CEO of AURA, South Africa’s leading security and medical response marketplace, inclusive, accessible technology is a key component in enabling empowerment and in preventing and combating the unacceptably high levels of...
The beginner’s guide to starting a neighbourhood watch group As South Africans, the unfortunate reality is that crime is part of our everyday lives. This is why residents are stepping up and forming neighbourhood watch groups (NHW).

The beginner’s guide to starting a neighbourhood watch group

As South Africans, the unfortunate reality is that crime is part of our everyday lives. This is why residents are stepping up and forming neighbourhood watch groups (NHW).

While a NHW member’s job should never include taking the law into their own hands, the success of neighbourhood watches lies in their very existence and presence in the areas they know best – as well as their cooperation and relationships with local police and private...
The importance of trauma counselling Trauma, according to the South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP), can be defined as a deep psychological wound that has a profound impact on the emotional wellbeing and everyday functioning of the sufferer. It can result from but is not limited to being a victim of viloent crime, family abuse, hijacking, rape, and even chronic illness.

The importance of trauma counselling

Trauma, according to the South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP), can be defined as a deep psychological wound that has a profound impact on the emotional wellbeing and everyday functioning of the sufferer. It can result from but is not limited to being a victim of viloent crime, family abuse, hijacking, rape, and even chronic illness.

What does trauma look like? There are long term consequences experienced by those with trauma, which can include: The sufferers’ thoughts become overwhelmed and consumed by the traumatic incident Concentration is incredibly difficult, if not impossible Poor...
Lifting tech ideas into reality with a smart operations mindset Ryan Green, Co-Founder and COO at AURA, South Africa’s leading security and medical response platform, says allowing the founding team to play to their strengths has ensured AURA’s quick growth and continued success.

Lifting tech ideas into reality with a smart operations mindset

Ryan Green, Co-Founder and COO at AURA, South Africa’s leading security and medical response platform, says allowing the founding team to play to their strengths has ensured AURA’s quick growth and continued success.

Aura Ryan Green Kramerville Johannesburg 17 March 2021 Photograph: John Hogg Turning a lightbulb moment into a workable strategy and transforming concepts into concrete plans, especially within a startup, requires a blend of big picture thinking and an eye for detail...