The police or army alone CANNOT solve the gang problem! We explain why in a comprehensive article published in Servamus: February 2020, from p 30 to p 35.
Are outlaw motorcycle and mobile gangs, macho men or criminals on bikes? We ask whether anything good comes from these gangs? Read the article in Servamus: February 2020, from p 26 to p 29.
A total of 4971 new, eager constables joined the SAPS in December 2019 when their passing-out parades were held. Read about their training in Servamus: February 2020, from p 60 to p 61.
- S V Msimango 2018 (1) SACR 276 (SCA)
On p265 of his Criminal Law, fifth edition as published by LexisNexis, the learned criminal law author Snyman states that “the essence of the doctrine of common purpose [Afrikaans: ‘die gemeenskaplike oogmerkleerstuk’] is that if two or more people, having a common purpose to commit a crime or offence, act together in order to achieve that purpose, then the conduct of each of them in the execution of that purpose is imputed [Afrikaans: 'toegereken word'] to the others”.
- S V Botha 2019 (1) SACR 127 (SCA)
Relevant word definitions and/or explanations
There are three forms of “intention” (dolus) (Afrikaans: “opset”) which are, according to p183 of Snyman’s Criminal Law, fifth edition as published by LexisNexis, the following:
- Ms KS v Mr AM 2018 (1) SACR 240 (GJ)
Section 7(1) and (2) of the Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998 provides as follows:
“7. Court’s powers in respect of protection order
(1) The court may, by means of a protection order referred to in section 5 or 6 [of Act 116 of 1998], prohibit the respondent from -