In spite of the negative impact the coronavirus pandemic has brought in the country, many people are still going on vacation.

The length of their departure will vary from one individual to another.

This calls for careful safety insurance.

Valuables such as garden tools, maintenance tools and anything of importance should be properly secured.

Not only non-living items, but also living organisms such as domestic animals and plants.

We have, in the past few years, seen animals having to endure cruel hardships from their owners.

Ensure there is water for your plants.

It is also very important that you speak to your neighbour and exchange contact numbers in case of an emergency.

Have the necessary emergency numbers and be ready for times like the festive season.

I wish everyone a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

  • Mokgadi P Maila

Pretoria West