• Crime is the last thing to think about in maternity wards. Sadly, some abusive, frustrated and overworked nursing staff are responsible for severe pain suffered by new mothers. Our article published from p28 in Servamus: May 2022 discusses obstetric violence in maternity wards.

  • Pregnancy and childbirth are supposed to be happy times. Unfortunately, medical negligence during childbirth causes lifelong pain and suffering for many families. Our article published from p32 in Servamus: May 2022 discusses the cost and causes of this negligence.

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Servamus - May 2022

Whether you want to believe it or not: organised crime targeting animals exists!
Article and photo provided by the National Council of SPCAs
Victims of crime is such an important topic that we have decided to dedicate two consecutive issues of Servamus to this theme.
By Kotie Geldenhuys
In February 2021, the family of Leslie Cilliers, a police member who died in a hail of bullets while apprehending a group of robbers in July 2003, was informed that one of the men convicted for Leslie’s murder, had become eligible for an early parole consideration after serving only 18 years of his life sentence.
By Kotie Geldenhuys
We live in an age where many people share virtually every aspect of their lives on social media.
Compiled by Kotie Geldenhuys

Pollex - May 2022

- S v Mhlongo (AR 504/19) [2021] ZAKZPHC 45 (30 July 2021) (KZP)
Relevant and applicable legal provisions Section 170A(1), (4) and (5) of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 (“the CPA”) provides as follows:
Read More - S v Mbhamali Case No AR/579/2019 dated 12 October 2021, High Court Durban (KZD)
Definition of “ukuthwala” According to the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, “ukuthwala is a form of abduction that involves the kidnapping of a girl or a young woman by a man and his friends or peers with the intention of compelling the girl or young woman’s family to endorse marriage negotiations”.

Letters - May 2022

My car broke down on 21 March on the N12 in the Lenasia area.
This communique is in response to your Facebook post on the Servamus page about the high level of police killings in South Africa.
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Servamus' Mission

Servamus is a community-based safety and security magazine for both members of the community as well as safety and security practitioners with the aim of increasing knowledge and sharing information, dedicated to improving their expertise, professionalism and service delivery standards. It promotes sound crime management practices, freedom of speech, education, training, information sharing and a networking platform.