ARTICLES RELATING TO SAFETY

Rain, floods, strong winds - 23 practical survival tips for SA's crazy weather conditions

2020-01-24 13:00

Here are 23 vital survival guide tips that can save your life in adverse weather.

The AA now offers armed response, which will come help you in the mall, in your car or home – from R25 a month

2020-01-17 11:42

The AA has partnered with security firms, which will dispatch the closest security officer when you feel unsafe.

Airbnb denies a report that it rejected a plan to require government IDs to sign up for the home-sharing service because it might hurt growth

2019-12-27 07:27

The company has lately come under fire for lax security governing the platform, which has been blamed for a host of problems that ensued.

SA Bureau of Standards to finalise cost-cutting plan by mid-January, MPs told

2019-11-26 21:29

A cost cutting and revenue generation plan as part of the South African Bureau of Standards turnaround plan is expected to be ready by January 21, 2020, members of Parliament heard.

Don't destroy your own jobs, committee chair warns striking SAA unions

2019-11-19 06:01

The chairperson of Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises has condemned striking SAA unions for calling the safety of the flag carrier's weekend operations into question.

'I’ve had a stalker for the past 20 years' – 5 local women share their experiences of being stalked, plus here’s what you can do about it

2019-11-13 15:27

Whether it’s for several hours or an ongoing issue, all stalking should be regarded as serious and dangerous.

'It seems I am always on standby' – acting SAA chief

2019-10-12 10:24

It has been a tough period for airlines in southern Africa and the rest of the continent, acting SAA CEO Zuks Ramasia said on Friday.

Your car is still the safest in the Northern Cape and Limpopo - even after massive spikes of hijacking in both provinces

2019-09-19 17:01

Analysis by an insurance company shows the probability of being hijacked or having your car stolen remains lowest in two provinces that saw spikes of more than 27% in carjackings last year.

SA Express will never fly an aircraft that is not airworthy! - Interim CEO

2019-09-11 21:33

Airports Company South Africa's decision to ground SA Express aircraft in August was over outstanding debt and not non-compliance with safety standards, members of Parliament heard.

Police officers need guns even when off-duty, to protect themselves

2019-08-25 07:08

Police officers carrying their guns while off-duty place them at risk and exposes them to theft, according to Gun Free South Africa.

 

Joburg woman who had her drink spiked at a local restaurant tells her story: 'I’m lucky to be alive'

2020-01-22 16:37

Kholeka Masango says if it wasn’t for a kind gesture from a stranger when she desperately needed it, she could’ve easily gone missing.

Status quo shift needed for Durban policing

2020-01-10 14:50

An eThekwini resident makes a call for the city’s festive season policing approach to become the daily policing practice in the city.

Joint tourism safety plan launched

2019-12-17 20:38

The tourism sector has raised concerns about safety affecting the industry, to the extent that international arrivals to SA have dropped, says Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane.

SA tourism hamstrung by safety and security issues

2019-11-20 22:01

Safety and security issues have become a serious threat to SA tourism, industry leaders have warned, after survey results indicated foreign travellers had safety concerns about South Africa.

SAA insists its planes are safe amid union claims

2019-11-17 18:27

South African Airways acting CEO Zukisa Ramasia urged the unions to retract the statements about safety at SAA's operations being compromised.

China is not Africa's new 'coloniser' - political economist

2019-10-20 13:05

The battle between the US and China will also play out in the African arena, but this need not be negative for the continent, according to a political economist.

IN NUMBERS: How SA's spend on safety stacks up against the world's most violent countries

2019-09-22 08:24

According to the 2018 Global Peace Index, SA spent 17% of GDP on homicide alone.

The South African Police Service has quietly launched a crime-fighting app – which asks for your name and address before you submit tipoffs

2019-09-18 09:31

The My SAPS app, which lists police stations and allows for anonymous tipoffs, quietly appeared in app stores, and it may not be entirely ready for use yet.

SEE: Need a car to protect your family? Here are some of the safest budget cars in SA

2019-08-26 15:00

In the market for a new family car? Want a safe vehicle for your child? We take a look at some of the safest budget cars in South Africa.

Lawyer: Yes, you can sue if your child is injured at school

2019-08-15 12:53

"If your child is injured at school or during extra-curricular school activities due to negligence on the part of the school, you may be able to pursue compensation for your child’s personal injury," says Kirstie Haslam of DSC Attorneys.

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