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.
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
- Du Toit and Others v Provincial Minister of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Western Cape [Province] and Others 2019 (1) SACR 311 (WCC)
Main individuals and motor vehicles involved in this matter are -
1. Toyota Land Cruiser:
The driver at the time was a 16-year-old youth and the passenger was his girlfriend;
- S V Phetoe 2018 (1) SACR 593 (SCA)
Mr Phetoe, the accused, was convicted and sentenced in the High Court in Johannesburg (“the trial court”) of, inter alia, eight counts of common law rape*. The accused was one of seven accused persons.
- S V Mkhize and Others (390/18)  ZASCA 56 (1 April 2019) (SCA)
The doctrine of common purpose (Afrikaans: “gemeenskaplike oogmerk-leerstuk”)
During the 2019/2020 festive season, Pollex picked up the following in the media.
Bail to road traffic offenders
A person in authority was quoted as saying that road traffic-related offenders (especially drunken drivers and/or speedsters), should not be granted bail when arrested. Another issue that was raised in the media during January 2020 was when a speedster in Gauteng, who had allegedly clocked 308 km/h on a Gauteng highway, was released on (only) R1000 bail.