• It is impossible to understand how parents can physically abuse and neglect their own children, and yet it happens. We remind our readers about what child abuse entails in a comprehensive article published in Servamus: May 2020.

    It is impossible to understand how parents can physically abuse and neglect their own children, and yet it happens. We remind our readers about what child abuse entails in a comprehensive article published in Servamus: May 2020.

  • The Springs Monster case is probably one of the worst child abuse cases in recent years. We bring you the first part of this crime series in the May 2020 issue of Servamus. A shocking, must-read for all.

    The Springs Monster case is probably one of the worst child abuse cases in recent years. We bring you the first part of this crime series in the May 2020 issue of Servamus. A shocking, must-read for all.

  • Bullying and cyberbullying are realities for children across the world. We explain the details of both types in detail and what could be done to identify and prevent it. Be informed and read both articles in Servamus: May 2020

    Bullying and cyberbullying are realities for children across the world. We explain the details of both types in detail and what could be done to identify and prevent it. Be informed and read both articles in Servamus: May 2020

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On 12 September 2019, the South African Democratic Teacher’s Union (SADTU) held a Branch Teachers’ day at the multi-purpose centre in Middledrift. During this event, the labour union honoured all active and retired teachers as dedicated, efficient, professional, caring and courageous.

This was a marvellous episode which evolved the morale of the teachers. It was during this occasion where active and retired teachers in the presence of the Education departmental officials were flowered with blessings and rewards duly motivating other young teachers to increase their standards. Speaker after speaker emphasised the need to care for learners as well as active and retired teachers. Speakers regarded that as an assembly that ensures a more prosperous and meaningful future and is truly a lifetime investment. The branch secretary, Ndyebo Masiza stated that this has been an ongoing occurrence to call every past and present teacher to come and enjoy. He stated that ever since they embarked on gatherings of this nature, the relation of principals and teachers has consciously aestheticised.

When teachers were valued for their honesty, integrity and respect, it reminded me of other organisations such as law enforcement that do not appear to remember their inactive members.

Apart from teachers, in recent years I attended a memorial service and funeral of a retired nurse. On both occasions, the tents were full of nurses in their uniforms who formed part of the programme. The communities believe easily on what they see more than what they hear. The saying that charity begins at home explains that law enforcement should commence with their people before attempting to assist the society.

Law enforcement agents with their grotesque backgrounds, are those who are faced with perilous work on a daily basis and seem to care for their personnel while in service and beyond that those who spent their time under hardship are specifically of no value when inactive. As people in the forefront in almost all spheres of life, their inactivity in matters of this nature is deplorable.

Where is ubuntu (humanity)?
It is with a great sense of pride that I commend SADTU for their caring abilities, stewardship, commitment and passion which came to the fore.
Dr F M Zondeka

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Servamus - May 2020

It was a difficult start to the 2020 school year. In Gauteng, several learners had died in various tragic accidents.
By Kotie Geldenhuys
When the news broke in January 2020 about a schoolboy who had drowned during a school orientation camp in North West, many parents were impacted by the fact that something similar could so easily happen to their own children.
By Annalise Kempen
It boggles one's mind when the innocence of a child meets the severity of a violent crime like murder.
By Kotie Geldenhuys
Do you realise that bullying is a form of child abuse? It is so serious that the legislature specifically mentions it in the Children’s Act 38 of 2005 where “abuse”, in relation to a child, means any form of harm or ill-treatment deliberately inflicted on a child, and includes bullying by another child.
By Annalise Kempen

Pollex - May 2020

Read More - S V Garland 2019 (2) SACR 162 (WCC)
Mr Garland, the accused, is currently approximately 26 years old. On 24 June 2011, when he was 17 years old, he was apprehended in his mother’s residence in the town of Montagu*, for the unlawful possession of a small quantity of cannabis (dagga).
Read More - Msongelwa V Minister of Police (112/2012) [2020] ZAECMHC 10 (17 March 2020) (EMC)
The plaintiff (Afrikaans: “eiser”), Mr Nkululeko Msongelwa, was arrested on 7 August 2011 at a tavern in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, where he and his friends were enjoying themselves.
In recent years, South Africa has had its fair share of disasters (Afrikaans: “rampe”).

Letters - May 2020

My chains are gone I've been set free My God, my Saviour has ransomed me And like a flood, His mercy rains Unending love, Amazing Grace
Read More Maj-Gen Tertius Geldenhuys (7 May 1955 to 14 April 2020)
The South African Police Service mourns the tragic loss of Maj-Gen Tertius Geldenhuys who passed away on 14 April 2020.
Oom Piet Kleu, a 94-year-old former provincial road traffic inspector, invited by Daniel Seevaraj, a former police member who also became a prominent senior Pietermaritzburg road traffic inspector, graced our presence at our last meeting of retired police officers at Chistlehurst Academics and Arts.
Read More Huldeblyk - Jan Willem (Toffie) Jansen van Vuuren (6 Januarie 1952 - 18 Maart 2020)
”Dis die enigste manier om vooruit te gaan in die lewe - studeer, studeer, studeer … Studies gee vir mens kennis, en kennis is mag.”
May Magazine Cover

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