• Does your child have unlimited access to the Internet and apps on their phones? If you have not considered online dangers and health risks for your child, you have to read the article published in Servamus: June 2021.

  • Children as young as 12 years start to experiment with drugs. Make sure that you read the article published in Servamus: June 2021 to learn what parents can do if they expect that their child is using drugs.

  • During divorce battles one parent often alienates the other from having a relationship with their children. In Servamus: June 2021 we discuss this form of emotional abuse of parents and children.

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Happy Birthday to “me”! I had so much fun spending Khumality time with all my friends.

It is unbelievable to think that this project is already five years running. On Friday, 29 January 2016, the Captain Khumalo project was launched at Mzamomhle Primary School in Brown’s Farm, Nyanga in the Western Cape. The awareness programme was attended by 90 Gr 1 learners.

The Captain Khumalo programme is designed to educate childcare and primary schoolchildren aged between three and 12 years on a range of safety themes, and to encourage them to turn to the police for help and advice.

Captain Khumalo is a “trusted” character that addresses several safety issues, primarily driven by a crime prevention approach.

The programme is all about teaching children how to “Stay OK” including how they can make the right choices and recognising that there are consequences associated with the decisions we make. This also provides them with a level of awareness of appropriate safety behaviour to prevent them becoming a victim or perpetrator of crime.

Captain Khumalo is not an authoritarian figure; he is assuring and engaging.

During the past five years, Captain Khumalo has visited 58 primary schools and eight preschools from 2016 to 2020 in the Western Cape and Gauteng. The programme was attended by 19 179 learners of 427 classes.

Capt Granville Meyer


[Congratulations to Capt Meyer on his Captain Khumalo programme. We hope that your will reach many more children since it is vital to lay a good foundation with children about safety and the consequences of getting involved in a life of crime. All the best. Ed.]


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Servamus - June 2021

Not a day goes by that we do not see or interact with a private security officer - either when we visit a shopping centre, have a security crisis at home or at the office or when a private security officer passes us while patrolling the neighbourhoods in their vehicles.
By Annalise Kempen
Family murder is a heartbreaking topic and one will never understand how parents can commit such acts involving their own children.
By Kotie Geldenhuys
“I am John. My ‘new’ father enjoyed a couple of drinks at night and then started swearing at my mother.
By Kotie Geldenhuys
When the eight-year-old victim of Nicolas Ninow (the so-called Dros rapist) was asked to testify in court, social media users were up in arms about the reason why this young victim had to testify.
By Kotie Geldenhuys

Pollex - June 2021

Read More - S v Klaas, Case No: CC51/2020, dated 30 November 2020, High Court Grahamstown (ECG)
Mr Wandile Klaas, hereinafter referred to as the accused, was convicted by the High Court in Grahamstown (nowadays called Makhanda) of count 1: housebreaking with intent to commit theft; count 2: rape; and count 3: theft.
A discussion entitled “Before the accused has pleaded to the charge” and/or, “Two men have been taken in for questioning by the police”, was published in Ask Pollex in Servamus: November 2020.
Read More - S v Thabani Luthuli Case no: AR 106/2020 High Court in Pietermaritzburg, KZN (KZP)
Introduction Mr Thabani Luthuli, the accused, was convicted before the regional court in Ixopo in KZN (“the trial court”) of count 1, housebreaking with the intent to rape, and, count 2, rape.

Letters - June 2021

Securing a conviction in a murder case is always a reason to celebrate that justice has been served.
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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.