9 ways to improve your home security in 2022

9 ways to improve your home security in 2022

Home should be a safe space however, over the 2020/2021 financial year, there were close to 800,000 incidents of housebreaking in South Africa – with the highest cases reported in the Western Cape. With crime a growing problem, the need to improve home security...
The power of proactivity when it comes to safety

The power of proactivity when it comes to safety

Throughout the last decade South Africans have experienced an avalanche of seemingly endless crime; the current economic situation our country faces, resulting from COVID-19 will only serve to worsen and deepen the crime epidemic sweeping across South Africa. ...
How to help a neighbour you suspect may be a victim of domestic violence With South Africa having one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the world, the unfortunate reality is that many of us may have witnessed or will likely witness it in our lifetime. Despite its prevalence in our society, many people feel hesitant or fearful to intervene when we know or suspect someone is experiencing domestic violence.

How to help a neighbour you suspect may be a victim of domestic violence

With South Africa having one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the world, the unfortunate reality is that many of us may have witnessed or will likely witness it in our lifetime. Despite its prevalence in our society, many people feel hesitant or fearful to intervene when we know or suspect someone is experiencing domestic violence.

This sad reality was showcased in a 2010 video experiment conducted by People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA). In the video, a man plays the drums from a house within a Johannesburg complex. Multiple neighbours can be seen knocking on his door and asking him to be...
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...