Entries by PeterA

Student safety tips for the new varsity year

Students across the country are gearing up for another year at university. For first time and returning parents, it is an exciting time. But also a time of concern. How do you ensure that your children make the most of this opportunity while staying safe? BE SMART:  Common sense on campus will go a long […]

Couple reunited after hijacking horror

Getting a call from a loved one to tell you they’re in an emergency can be very unsettling. When Thapelo Mbobosi got the call from his fiance – Zinthle Danti – to say that she was the victim in a hijacking incident, his first thought was to request help from Namola. The Namola Response Centre […]

Dialdirect advises users on how to stay safe in hijacking situations

Hijackings are up by 14.5%. We advise South Africans to be aware that there has been an alarming rise in ‘blue-light’ hijackings. To prevent becoming another statistic Warwick Scott-Rodger, Head of Dialdirect, recommends the following easy tips to stay safe: Stay alert. It’s easy to get distracted when you’re travelling the same route every day. Make […]

What to do during a robbery?

Armed Robbery is a common occurrence in South Africa, and 2016/2017 statistics reveal that it is on a steady increase. Businesses and households are both vulnerable to these attacks and it is therefore imperative to not only know how to avoid an armed robbery from occurring but what to do if you are ever involved […]

How To Help Someone Having A Heat Stroke

Request for Medical Assistance through the Namola App  if someone if the person has the following symptoms Body temperature above 39 degrees Celsius Rapid pulse Reduced sweating Disorientation Unconsciousness Seizures Warm, red, dry skin 1. Request for Medical Assistance  Heat stroke is a medical emergency. Seek immediate emergency care if you think someone might have heat […]

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 […]