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.
Act 4 of 2016 appears in English and Afrikaans in Government Gazette No 40555 dated 19 January 2017. The object of Act 4 of 2016 (hereinafter referred to as the Amendment Act), is to amend the Performing Animals Protection Act 24 of 1935 (in Afrikaans text: “Beskerming van Gedresseerde Dierewet”) (hereinafter referred to as Act 24 of 1935).
What is new in terms of this Amendment Act?
Sections 2 and 3 of Act 24 of 1935 are repealed. These two sections made provision for the issuing of a licence and a certificate by a magistrate, for exhibiting and training of performing animals. The Amendment Act now provides for the designation of a National Licensing Officer by the Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (new section 3A of Act 24 of 1935), who shall, from now on, be empowered to grant, refuse, amend, suspend, reinstate, cancel and/or withdraw the required licence to enable any person who intends to exhibit an animal; trains an animal to be exhibited; or uses an animal for safeguarding (see new sections 3C and 3F of Act 24 of 1935).
- S V Eke 2016 (1) SACR 135 (ECG)
Section 212(4) of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 (“the CPA”) provides as follows:
“4.(a) Whenever any fact established by any examination or process requiring any skill -
(i) in biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, geography or geology;
(ii) in mathematics, applied mathematics or mathematical statistics or in the analysis of statistics;
Sisonke Macakathi v Minister of Police unreported case No 1352/2012 dated 7 October 2015 (ECG)
Mr Macakathi (the plaintiff [Afrikaans: “eiser”]) was a taxi driver in the vicinity of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape Province. The taxi he used belonged to his employer, Mr Khanya.
On 15 December 2009, Macakathi was stopped on the N2 by Inspector Richard van der Merwe, an employee of the provincial transport department. Van der Merwe found that the licence disc on the taxi was false in that it was not an original disc and that it reflected a false expiry date, to obscure the fact that it had in fact expired. Van der Merwe then arrested Macakathi without a warrant on a charge of fraud and summoned the SAPS. Macakathi told Van der Merwe that the taxi belonged to Khanya and that he (Macakathi) had never licensed the taxi and that he never had sight of the licence documents.