Entries by PeterA

How to stay safe while using e-hailing services and public transport

E-hailing services are convenient, reliable, comfortable and cost-effective. But, they are also controversial, with ongoing violence levelled at the popular services that enable users to make use of mobile apps to order taxis. Because these e-hailing services provide an alternative to the more traditional metered taxi and public transport services, there are unfortunately times when […]

Taxi Caught in Shootout

True to its mission of connecting citizens to safety in emergency situations, Namola successfully helped Lucia through a recent traumatic event, “Their response was very quick and the Namola team was really amazing.” The Namola Response Centre received a request for help when Lucia was shot at while using an e-hailing service, allegedly by armed […]

Information needed by EMS during an accident

Know What to Say: Here are the steps! Calling for help is easy. Just download the Namola App and request for assistance.   The information you give the Namola Response Centre Agent assists EMS to help you. Stay calm, speak clearly, and stay on the phone until the emergency operator tells you to hang up […]

Fighting Crime As a Family

“When I leave for work every morning I am in constant fear. My maternal instincts say that I should not leave the baby with the nanny, I want to protect her, I should be with her all the time, but I know I have to work so that she has a good life,” Shanice Bucktwar […]

SAPS Safety Tips for Parents, Guardians and Children

As children enjoy a well-deserved break we urge them to stay safe during the holidays. #SaferFestiveSeason The holiday season is a joyful time of year, but it’s also a time of year when you need to be extra-cautious when out and about with your child. Between frenzied trips to the mall for holiday shopping, crowded […]

Six hitmen arrested

An Operational Response Services intervention consisting of members of the Tactical Response Team, National Intervention Unit, Public Order Police and Air Wing is working tirelessly to curb senseless killings in this Province. The team is currently on detachment in the far North of KwaZulu-Natal where five people were fatally wounded a week ago. Yesterday, 28 […]

Police to increase farm protection this festive season

South African Police Service (SAPS) officers and reservists will be deployed as a force multiplier during this festive season to respond to farm murders and general safety in South Africa. This emerged on Wednesday following a meeting between Police Minister Fikile Mbalula and the leadership of the Transvaal Agricultural Union (TAU). The meeting, which was […]

Basic security precautions when you live in a remote area

Do the following to ensure safety and security in remote areas: Know your neighbours and maintain good relations with them. Know which security services and community-based crime prevention initiatives are available in your area, and know how to reach them in case of an emergency. Have the contact details of the security companies, community-based watches, […]