Despite heavy rains, the SAPS managed to host a successful national athletics championship in Pretoria at the end of March 2018. Read about the events and the winners in Servamus: May 2018 from pp 52-54.
Part 2 of our Crime Series discussing the shocking events of how Christopher Panayiotou had his lovely wife, Jayde, killed. Read about his conviction and sentence in Servamus: May 2018 from pp 34-43.
On 26 March 2018, the Western Cape Department of Community Safety and the City of Cape Town recognised the top Neighbourhood Watch structures in the Cape Town Metropole for their contribution to fight crime. Read the article in Servamus: May 2018 from pp 46-49.
Children should be taught about road safety from an early start – but parents have an equally important responsibility to ensure that the transport their children use to school is safe and registered. Read our articles in Servamus: May 2018 from pp 56-59.
The word supra refers to "a person who eats human flesh".
According to recent media reports, arrests have been made "for the crime of cannibalism" (Afrikaans: "kannibalisme") and that those persons will "appear in court on charges of cannibalism".
Pollex has never heard of such an offence or crime in South Africa - be it in terms of the common law or be it in terms of statutory law.
- Per Mr Lucky Shange in a news item that appeared in News 24 dated 17 February 2018
According to the news item referred to supra, the 40-year-old Mr Lucky Shange was arrested in 1998. He spent two years being incarcerated as a remand detainee (Afrikaans: “uitstel-aangehoudene”) before being convicted in the regional court during 2000 of murder, robbery with aggravated circumstances and the unlawful possession of a firearm. Mr Shange was ultimately sentenced to life incarceration.
According to all indications, South Africa has, or is heading for a water crisis. As far as the Cape Peninsula in the Western Cape is concerned, the crisis is already upon its inhabitants.
As a result of this crisis (and/or pending crisis in some areas), Pollex predicts that “new” laws - be it national, provincial or municipal by-laws* - regarding water-related issues, will escalate.