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...
Staying Calm During A Medical Emergency Many of us will likely bear witness to a medical emergency at some point in our lives, while few of us have professional medical training. While every medical emergency is different, there are a few simple techniques that most people are capable of that can be applied to improve the patient’s outcome and potentially save a life.

Staying Calm During A Medical Emergency

Many of us will likely bear witness to a medical emergency at some point in our lives, while few of us have professional medical training. While every medical emergency is different, there are a few simple techniques that most people are capable of that can be applied to improve the patient’s outcome and potentially save a life.

If you ever find yourself on the scene of a medical emergency, remember to do the following: 1 Stay calm Don’t let the chaos of the situation and the reaction of those around you panic you; and most importantly do not be afraid of the patient. He or she is more afraid...
How app-based security services can help address gender-based violence in SA Addressing gender-based violence (GBV) in South Africa requires a multi-faceted approach. Technological innovations such as app-based security services can play a valuable role.

How app-based security services can help address gender-based violence in SA

Addressing gender-based violence (GBV) in South Africa requires a multi-faceted approach. Technological innovations such as app-based security services can play a valuable role.

Finding ways to drastically reduce GBV in South Africa has never been more urgent. South Africa has very high rates of violence against women and victims of GBV.  But these numbers have skyrocketed during the country’s COVID-19 lockdown period, which has lead...
Three Ways the Landscape of Security in South Africa is Changing With South Africa’s crime rates on the rise and the South African police force falling short in many ways, private security has long been a necessary and welcomed solution for many.

Three Ways the Landscape of Security in South Africa is Changing

With South Africa’s crime rates on the rise and the South African police force falling short in many ways, private security has long been a necessary and welcomed solution for many.

For years, the private security industry has operated in the same way – a crime occurs, and a security vehicle responds. This model, while incredibly effective in many ways, is not without its flaws. Firstly, only a lucky few are able to afford private security, and...