Expansion follows a successful pilot in South Africa which reduced rhino poaching incidents by 96%
South Africa, Johannesburg – 10 May 2018 – Global technology giants, Dimension Data and Cisco, today announced that they are expanding their anti-poaching Connected Conservation programme into Zambia, Kenya, and Mozambique to continue protecting rhino, as well as help fight the war on the startling numbers of African savanna elephant being poached. This move follows a successful pilot which saw the two companies install some of the world’s most sophisticated technology in a private game… read more
The South African auto industry is affected by ongoing defective Takata airbag recalls.
One of the automakers affected is Toyota with models such as its previous generation Hilux bakkie.
The safety recall is to replace defective and potentially deadly Takata airbag inflators. Toyota SA issued a recall and special service campaign in July 2017.
In 2015, Toyota SA said it would replace airbag inflators in its Corolla, RunX and Yaris models (built from 2002 to 2007) and in its Rav4, Hilux and Fortuners (from July 2003 to December 2005).
Recall notice to local Hilux owners… read more
Hijackings, car theft, smash & grab… Motorists in SA are plagued by many forms of vehicle-related crime.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) crime statistics for 2016, report an increase in so-called “trio crimes”; car-hijackings, house robberies and robberies at non-residential areas. These include car theft and items stolen from vehicles.
Vehicle recovery specialist, Cartrack, has released useful tips and advice to help prevent vehicle crime in SA. Andre Ittmann, CEO of Cartrack, said: “The most important thing to remember if you do become a victim… read more
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has requested the support of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help combat crime in the Western Cape and Gauteng‚ the police ministry announced on Monday evening.
“Minister Mbalula notes that in recent past South Africa has been engulfed by an insurgence of extremely violent crime that has made communities feel and be unsafe‚” the ministry said.
It added that levels of violence in recent months involved the use of weapons of war in the commission of serious crimes where… read more
With heavy rainfall causing chaos on the roads, the South African Police Service has urged motorists to be cautious.
Heavy rains and strong winds have gripped most parts of the country, causing damage in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.
Images and videos shared on social media today show cars submerged in flood water on the N2 highway in Durban. There have also… read more
In South Africa, one hijacking occurs roughly every 32 minutes. Over 12 000 vehicles were hijacked in SA between April and December 2016 – 14,9% more in nine months than in the previous financial year
“We read and share shocking stats like these all too frequently,” says Bianca de Beer, spokesperson for insurance… read more
Eskom has embarked on a nationwide public safety campaign to raise awareness of the safe use of electricity.
The tour got underway in Khuma in the North West province on Wednesday.
“This visit is the first in a series of tours around the country, where Eskom officials will be raising awareness about using electricity safely. The aim is to educate the media and communities about some of the dangers associated with unsafe and improper use of electricity, including illegal connections, cable theft, low-hanging conductors, meter tampering and bypassing,” said the power utility on… read more
Winter weather is not fun for skin. Cold weather and low humidity levels result in dry air, which then steals moisture away from the skin every second of every day. Without immediate care, dry skin can lead to cracking and bleeding, and harsh winter wind makes the problem worse. Indoor heat further robs the air of moisture, as do hot showers or baths and harsh cleansers. Additional moisture helps, but you need to do more to actually counteract these effects and keep skin looking youthful and smooth. To reduce chapping, redness, itching, and keep skin more healthy and comfortable this… read more
https://www.forbes.com/sites/josephsteinberg/2014/06/30/ten-safety-tips-that-could-save-your-life/#136d9796c8dbKeep your car keys on your night table. If your key contains a panic alert button, and your car… read more
The Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) is to implement a programme which will ensure learner drivers are given the opportunity to develop and enhance their skills to become good and safe drivers
According to Transport Minister Dipuo Peters, the provision of a driving simulators programme will be implemented during the… read more