Entries by PeterA

How you can help Namola Agents, fast!

Brought to you by  You too can help in an emergency, by ensuring that Namola’s Response Centre Agents get you the fastest possible help. The following are our top 3 tips on the information you can give the Namola Response Centre Agent to help them coordinate your help, even faster: Update your profile information. We have […]

Stay safe this payday when using ATMs

Be alert and conscious of your surroundings when using the ATM Never give your card or PIN (Personal Identification Number) to anyone, for any reason Don’t write your PIN on the card or anything that is kept with the card Do not insert your card until asked to do so by the display screen Never […]

How you can help in a Cash-In-Transit (CIT) heist

Brought to you by   and   Cash In Transit (CIT) heists are on the increase and are fast becoming one of the biggest dangers to the South African public. Figures from the South African Banking Risk Information Council (SABRIC) show that there were 378 CIT robberies in 2017. That is, on average, over one CIT incident per […]

Be safe when exercising outdoors

Brought to you by  Enjoying the outdoors is what school holidays and long weekends are made of, right? But the reality is, South Africans need to be vigilant when exercising outdoors. Make sure that an increase in exercise does not decrease your safety. Here are some safety tips to follow before, during and after exercising: […]

Safe travels with Namola

Many South Africans are already part of a neighbourhood safety initiative, such as WhatsApp safety groups. It’s a great way to bring communities together and make South Africa safer, one neighbourhood at a time. But what happens when you travel? We’ve designed Namola so that Namola goes wherever our users go. From Cape Town to […]

Easter holiday safety when travelling with kids

Brought to you by The Easter holidays are finally here. If you’re planning a road trip, then you need to be extra careful. During the Easter holidays in South Africa road accidents increase dramatically as thousands of people make their way across the country to various destinations. If you are a parent, then you’ll know […]

8-year-old boy survives hit and run

While visiting Cape Town for a friend’s wedding, Anees Moegamed Kara – a volunteer Basic Ambulance Attendant in Johannesburg – was first on the scene after witnessing a hit and run accident in Ottery. “I urgently need Advanced Life Support. An 8-year-old boy flew off a horse-drawn cart when someone drove into the back of […]

Namola wins Social Betterment App of the Year award

Namola, the innovative mobile safety app that helps South Africans #GetHelpFast in emergency situations – supported by Dialdirect and the SABC Foundation – has been recognised as the Social Betterment App of the Year in the annual Stuff Awards – an honour that puts the app among the leading lights in the local apps industry. […]

What if I don’t have my phone in an emergency?

A question we are sometimes asked is, “What happens if I don’t have access to my phone in an emergency? What use is Namola to me then?” It’s a very valid question. We all want maximum peace of mind at all times. The first thing to note is that without a phone, there really is […]