• Teenagers and alcohol don’t mix. What are parents’ responsibilities to ensure that their children don’t abuse alcohol? We give a variety of tips in our Community Safety feature in the June 2017 issue of Servamus.

  • Tennis star Bob Hewitt found guilty 30 years after committing sexual abuse against those he coached. Read the details about what had happened in the Crime Series published in the June 2017 issue of Servamus.

  • Sexting – the exchange of sexual messages or images – is a reality in schools. Teachers and learners are perpetrators and it is important to know about the dangers. Read our article in the June 2017 issue of Servamus.

  • Teenage alcohol abuse combined with sexting can have devastating & deadly consequences. Parents need to get involved to prevent their children from becoming victims. Read our article in the June 2017 issue of Servamus.

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Congratulation to W/O M A Mokoena from Bethlehem who won the Roots and All book following the competition published in February 2017.

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Ek het aanvanklik gedink om die storie vir myself te hou - julle weet ons SAPD-lede het so bietjie van ‘n macho-houding, maar ek voel dit sal verkeerd wees as ek dit nie deel nie. Ons dink mos altyd slegte goed/misdaad gebeur net met ander mense in ander plekke. Wel op Saterdag 18 Februarie 2017 was dit my beurt.

Ons het teruggekeer vanaf die buitelug ekspo op Malmesbury en het by Rio Grande gestop om ander persone daar te ontmoet aangesien ons ook ‘n bietjie vir die Diaz Vasbyt wou oefen. Ek het besluit om sommer huis toe te stap. Skuins oorkant die winkelsentum is daar ‘n oop veld waarheen ek al baie keer geloop het. Daar is altyd mense onder die bome, maar ek steur my gewoonlik nie baie aan hulle nie want hulle het my nog nooit gepla nie.

A letter was recently circulated under the heading Applications for Bursary: SAPS Senior Management (Brigadiers to Generals): SASSETA Funded Project. The letter served to encourage those from the rank of brigadier to the rank of general to apply for bursaries for the 2017 academic year. The letter distinctly states that the Skills Development Act, 1998, places an obligation on every organisation to develop its workforce in order to improve the quality of service delivery. It states further that, in line with the Act, the South African Police Service annually sets aside bursary funds to assist employees to develop themselves.

The letter states:

“Applied qualification must be relevant to the post or in line with managerial skills (sic). The Bursary will cover the function fees for the 2017 academic year.

The Bursary grant will (be) the following:

  • Registration and examination fees.
  • Tuition fees (1st and 2nd semester) including prescribed textbooks.”

Servamus - June 2017

In April 2013, a 17-year-old girl named Rehtaeh Parsons, was removed from life support and subsequently died.
By Kotie Geldenhuys
"Can you crawl through my window? I will do whatever you want. I want it to be first-class. First-class hotel, champagne and good sex."
By Kotie Geldenhuys
It is night-time in the city. Flashing neon lights and soft streetlamps create shadowy images across the pavement.
By Kotie Geldenhuys
In May 2017, the story broke that a young 22-year-old water polo teacher at Parktown Boys High had been accused of sexually grooming and assaulting more than 20 schoolboys, aged between 15 and 16 years, at this top school in Johannesburg.
By Kotie Geldenhuys

Pollex - Jun 2017

Read More - Gareth Prince, Jonathan David Rubin, Jeremy David Acton and Others v Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) and Others, unreported case no 8760/2013 dated 31 March 2017, Western Cape High Court (WCC)
This is the much-publicised case regarding an application by the three applicants supra, before a full bench of three judges of the High Court in Cape Town ("the court"), for a declaration that certain legislative provisions that prohibit the use, possession, purchase and cultivation for personal or communal consumption of cannabis (also referred to as "dagga" and/or "marijuana"), are invalid.
Read More - S V [Bob] Hewitt 2017 (1) SACR 309 (SCA)
This is the much-publicised case of the retired, world-renowned champion tennis player and instructor/coach, Bob Hewitt, who was convicted by the High Court in Pretoria on two counts of rape* and one count of indecent assault*.
Read More – Burford v Minister of Police, unreported case no CA 128/2015 dated 10 November 2015 (ECG)
Background Section 50 (1)(a),(b),(c) and (d)(i) of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 (“the CPA”) provides as follows:

Letters - Jun 2017

I am a retired member of the SAPS and I collect all kinds of SAPS memorabilia from the inception of the South African Police in 1913 right to the present.
I am a retired member of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and I would like to purchase a blue leather uniform jacket as worn by SAPS members.
On 21 April 2017, police colleagues of D/W/O Petrus Oelofse attended his farewell function, which was hosted by the Jeffreys Bay Stock Theft Unit.
June 2017 Magazine Cover

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