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.
- S v de Jager and Others 2016 (2) SACR 716 (ECG)
Three accused persons were convicted of culpable homicide in the Uitenhage regional court in the Eastern Cape Province (“the trial court”). The basis for the conviction was that the death of a boy named Bevan Breyton Deon Joseph (hereinafter referred to as the deceased) came about as a result of the negligent conduct of the accused.
Accused 1 and 3 were each sentenced to five years’ incarceration in terms of section 276(1)(i) of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977* (“the CPA”), while accused 2 was sentenced to seven years’ incarceration, two years of which were conditionally suspended.
- Dlamini v Minister for Safety and Security (currently called the Minister of Police) 2016 (2) SACR 655 (GJ)
The plaintiff in this matter, Mr Dlamini, is an attorney who instituted a civil action for damages against the Minister of Police (formerly called the Minister of Safety and Security) before a single judge of the High Court in Johannesburg, for alleged unlawful arrest and detention. After hearing evidence, the single judge gave judgment in favour of the Minister.
Not satisfied with this outcome, Dlamini (hereinafter referred to as the appellant) appealed to a full bench of three judges of this same Johannesburg High Court (“the court of appeal”) against the judgment of the single judge.
CASE NO 48/2014 DATED 10 NOVEMBER 2015 (ECG)
The plaintiff (Afrikaans: “eiser”), Mr Mabhuti Madze, was arrested without a warrant on Thursday 20 June 2013 by Sgt Phakamile Matomela. Madze was taken to court on Monday 24 June 2013 (the first court day in terms of section 50(2) of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 [the CPA]). Sgt Matomela completed a “Bail Information Form” in which he recommended that Madze be released on bail. Madze however, was not released because there was no prosecutor available in court. As a result, Madze was remanded in custody until Wednesday 26 June 2013, when he was released.