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Tips to keep safe while in Ballito on Holiday

While the influx of visitors over the festive season may be a favourable time for criminals, Ballito Neighbourhood Watch has offered tips on how holidaymakers can stay safe.

Criminals are aware that people have more money to spend at this time of year.

Be aware at all time, be sensible and be responsible. Do not create an opportunity for a crime to occur.

Always to be aware of who is around you and not allow people to distract you.

Don’t flash your cash, jewellery, wallet or cellphone and don’t leave valuables in your car or anything lying on your seat that may tempt a thief to break a window.

Prevent yourself from being a victim of remote jamming by physically checking that your car is locked before you walk away.

Be vigilant when using ATMs and do not allow anyone to distract you or offer to help you.

Party-goers are warned not to accept open drinks from anyone or leave with someone they had just met.

Stay with your group when club hopping, stay on ‘the beaten track’ within well-lit paths, avoid short cuts, and drink responsibly.

Emergency numbers:

MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY NUMBERS:

Ambulance 10177 – 032 437 5570

Ballito Control Room – 032 437 5570

Life Guards Ballito – 032 946 8029 / +27 032 946 8000

SAPS – Umhlali 032 947 9900 SAPS

Police: Emergency 10111

Crime Block – 086 110 1095

Traffic & Crime – 032 946 8000

Water Emergencies – Siza Water 032 946 2088

Electrical Faults – 032 551 3413

AREA EMERGENCY NUMBERS:

IPSS Medical – 082 391 1911

Sea Rescue – 031 361 8567

Mountain Rescue – 031 307 7744

Fire Brigade – 031 361 0000

Emergency Response Unit – 031 361 0000

Tourist Protection Unit – 031 368 2207

Child Protection Unit – 031 307 7000

Child Line – 0800 055555

Rape Crisis Centre – 031 312 2323

Life Line – 031 312 2323

Electricity Faults – 0801 313 111

Telephone Faults – 10212

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