Should you use a personal alarm in South Africa?

Personal alarms have been making quite a splash recently, with more and more South Africans wondering if they should get one. Personal alarms are generally small, battery powered alarms that can be activated with a small button, switch or pull-chord or pull tab. The purpose is to alert anyone within hearing distance that you are […]

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Tourist safety in South Africa – a comprehensive guide

Educating yourself on crime and personal safety in South Africa – specifically on what types of crimes are commonly perpetrated against tourists and locals – should be one of the most important parts of planning your trip to South Africa. While Johannesburg has the highest crime rates among the nine provinces, crime is rife throughout […]

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Be Prepared with the TUSKFORCE Self Defence Belt

A BIG thanks to Tony Austin from Grumpy Warthog Enterprises who is the creator of the TUSKFORCE self defence belt and was kind enough to provide the detailed content for this article. Many South Africans buy pepper spray, tasers and other self-defence products but, sadly they are neither prepared nor able to quickly access them […]

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8 Tips to Avoid a Smash and Grab Incident

Most smash and grab incidents occur during peak traffic – between 06h00 and 08h00 and 16h00 and 20h00. Women are targeted much more frequently than men, usually because they tend to carry handbags and, have more “items of value” in their vehicles. They are also seen as easier victims since they are unlikely to be able […]

Pepper Spray – Everything you Need to Know

Pepper spray is a non-lethal irritant that is scientifically referred to as Oleoresin Capsicum. Caspian is the primary irritant in pepper spray and,  is extracted from – you guessed it – red hot chilli peppers! It’s also used in creams and gels to relieve joint and muscle pain although, our very famous Deep Heat and […]