• OR Tambo International Airport is first African airport to pilot new smart security system at international departures. Read more about this state-of-the-art system in SERVAMUS: January 2017.

  • Paramedics and emergency services workers face various fears and dangers. We look at some of these issues when those who need to protect us, need protection. Read the article in SERVAMUS: January 2017.

  • Do you want to support the fight against rhino poaching but you don’t know which legitimate cause to support? We give some tips of how you can get involved and suggestions on who to support. Read the article in SERVAMUS: January 2017.

  • The Joburg Flying Squad is an award-winning unit who serves the community of Joburg with honour and pride – their successes speak for themselves. Read the article in SERVAMUS: January 2017.

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Servamus - January 2017

Mutilated bodies, a living room floor covered in blood, images of a small child being raped ... These are some of the horrific crimes to which those working in the law enforcement environment are exposed on a daily basis.
By Kotie Geldenhuys
There is a worldwide increase in workplace violence, despite the fact that the workplace has always been widely regarded as a place that is free from violence.
By Kotie Geldenhuys
On 8 November 2016, the night manager of a hotel in Sea Point, Cape Town, was shot dead inside the establishment. Although this attack was, in all probably, a contract killing, there is a real possibility that some of the guests might have been injured in the process.
By Annalise Kempen
Hate speech is not unique to South Africa - it occurs all over the world. When one hears the term "hate speech", one tends to think about racist remarks being made by individuals such as Penny Sparrow and Julius Malema.
By Kotie Geldenhuys

Pollex - January 2017

This month we are discussing a strange (Afrikaans: "sonderlinge en eienaardige") case. Make sure that you, the reader, learn all the lessons there are to be learnt from this case.
Read More - S v PE 2015 (2) SACR 392 (GP)
The accused, a boy child referred to as "PE", was convicted in the magistrates' court (by "the trial magistrate") of contravening section 117(1)(a) of the Correctional Services Act 111 of 1998 in that he had escaped from a child and youth care centre, as referred to in section 191 of the Children's Act 38 of 2005.
By now it is history that our Minister of Finance, Mr Pravin Gordhan, and two SARS employees were summoned to appear in court on charges of alleged fraud and that those charges were allegedly about a SARS employee who, after his retirement, was once again appointed in a temporary capacity at SARS.

Letters - January 2017

The recent arrest of a rape suspect by D/Sgt Mthokozisi Hlengwa of the Pietermaritzburg Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit, as reported in The Witness dated 14 November 2016, under the heading “Cup of tea gave rapist away”, is most commendable. It has not gone unnoticed and rightfully so received front page coverage by Pietermaritzburg’s prominent newspaper.
The festive season is an opportunity to create memorable occasions in various holiday destinations to many people. But while some were looking forward to this momentous period, it is also important to keep in mind that criminals were gearing up to perpetuate criminality.
W/O Cecil Louis Ebenezer Stone served Mountain Rise SAPS for a number of decades with selfless dedication, devotion and merit. I met Louis when I was still a rookie.
January 2017 Magazine Cover

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The publication’s strategic business goals are to establish greater involvement and effective communication between the different role-players within the broader policing environment, publish a magazine which is aimed at satisfying/addressing the needs of the subscribers and broader community and to strive towards excellent journalism.