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Lightning safety tips

South Africa has one of the highest lightning ground strike densities in the world, and every year in summer rainfall areas lives are lost to this underrated natural hazard. But lightening also strikes in winter. Here's what you need to know.

Facial scrubs choking the oceans

The campaign against micro-beads is heating up. These tiny plastic balls, used in many body products, get into waterways, fish - and your gums. Know how to avoid them.

Detox your garage

Paint, paint thinners, benzene, paraffin, mineral spirits, turpentine, lubricating/motor oils, petrol and carbon monoxide are just some of the dangerous substances lurking in the average garage or tool shed.

Marine life drowning in sea of trash

2 million cigarettes, "ghost" fishing gear, a loaded handgun, a voodoo doll, a wedding dress and a kitchen sink - a small sample of the trash found on beaches on Coastal Cleanup Day.

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SEE: How much water do you use per day?

With level 4 water restrictions in Cape Town, residents are urged to use a maximum of 100 litres per person per day. Here’s how quickly it adds up.

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Here's why you need a first aid kit in the car

Emergency services are often spread thin, especially when storms and major disasters strike. When travelling on the road, having a well-stocked first aid kit could be a lifesaver.