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5 ways to hydrate your skin this winter

Winter is slowly approaching and the air tends to be dry, but your skin doesn’t have to go through the same ordeal. The chilly atmosphere is not the only thing that dries your skin, the heaters you use indoors also contribute to the dehydration of your skin. There are certain precautions you need to follow […]

Why is driving at night so dangerous?

Our pupils dilate in the dark, and our eyesight tends to detect lights and movement rather than the colour and sharp details that we recognise during the day. Consequently, our depth perception isn’t as accurate at night, and our eyes are more prone to become dry or tired, as we tend to concentrate more and […]

What you need to know in a medical emergency

In case of a medical emergency, it is imperative to remember important health information about yourself and your loved ones. This can be tough; therefore medics suggest you keep a record of your important health facts. This can help a medical team make a better, quicker diagnosis during an emergency. Here is some information your […]

Driving Tips for Wet Roads

Throughout the last few days most of us have been caught in the summer rain showers, these are only the beginning! Driving in the rain can be extremely dangerous therefore we need to be prepared before and during the storm. Thousands of car accidents each year are caused by wet driving conditions. Safety starts before […]

How to Handle a Road Side Emergency

Coming across an accident while out on the road can be a frightening and stressful. Not only is it a dangerous environment to exit your car and assist but the sight of injured, bleeding people or children can be terrifying. Every accident scene has its own unique challenges and emergency personnel are usually quick on […]

How to Prevent Becoming the Next Hijacking Victim

Hijacking is a fear that all of us South Africans have to live with. The South African Police Service recently revealed that a car gets hijacked in the country every 41 minutes. Rather alarmingly, vehicle theft has decreased by 2.7%, but carjacking and truck hijacking have both increased dramatically at 14.2% and 29.1% in the […]

What the legal Drinking limit Actually Means For Us

Enjoying a beer or a glass of wine is a culture most of us adults enjoy. However, a challenge exists. How much can we drink whilst remaining under the limit? Let’s address the first question, what will happen if you are caught over the limit? According to members of the South African Police Service, if […]

How to Combat Seasonal Hay Fever

The mornings are darker, our days are suddenly shorter and we find ourselves leaving the house with a coat…. And a handful of tissues! Welcome to the change of yet another season, which brings along with it, hay fever. According to the South African Allergy Society, as many as 20–30% of South Africans suffer from hay […]

Prevent Drownings during Long-Weekend Season

Long weekend season is in full swing. Planning on visiting the beach or spending the day around the pool? Follow our safety measures for preventing drownings:   Presence of lifeguards. Lifeguards are trained to spot swimmers on the verge of drowning and act quickly to save lives. Certified lifeguards have been trained and have the […]

Should you drive a patient to hospital or call an ambulance?

In some cases this decision could mean the difference between life and death. If you find yourself in a situation where you have to decide, don’t hesitate to call Maponya 911 on our emergency contact number – 086 196 0960. Try to avoid escalating the emergency. Transporting the patient to a hospital in an ambulance is […]