• Extreme weather has led to more frequent flooding. Our article published from p27 in Servamus: January 2022 look at which emergency services are involved during such disasters and give tips to stay safe.

  • Large parts of South Africa have suffered a severe drought for more than 6 years. Our article published from p30 in Servamus: January 2022 look at the impact of droughts on our lives; diseases during droughts and provide tips to save water.

  • Do you know what to do in case of a hazmat incident or vehicle crash? We provide valuable tips on what to do in such cases in our article published from p37 in Servamus: January 2022.

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Capt Mokjadi Jane Satekge was born on 16 September 1961. She joined the South African Police Service on 15 January 1990 where she was employed as an administrator at SAPS Sebokeng. Following that, she was transferred to SAPS Vereeniging in 1992, to SAPS Orange Farm in 1995 and SAPS Vanderbijlpark in 2001. On 23 March 2006, Capt Satekge was transferred to Sedibeng K9 Unit, through a promotional post with the rank of captain and working as the Head of Support HRM, which post she held until her retirement at the end of September 2021.

On 16 September 2021, Sedibeng K9 Unit celebrated Capt Satekge’s 60th birthday and held a farewell function honouring her for all the years that she dedicated to the SAPS.

The programme director, Const Jabulani J Mthombeni opened with a prayer and explained the purpose of the event. Capt Deoun Moodley extended a word of welcome to the guests and wished Capt Satekge a happy birthday and a peaceful retirement.

Lt-Col Nash Singh thanked Capt Satekge for her hospitality when Rapid Response Services visited Sedibeng K9 Unit for inspection.

The Unit Commander, Lt-Col Wonderboy Tsoari said in his speech that a farewell for a colleague is nothing else but a formal handing over of the colleague to her family. SAPS K9 Sedibeng Unit thanked her daughters, Mokgadi Ramphele accompanied by her siblings Makgatla Sode and Karabo Satekge for lending their mother to the SAPS. For 31 years, Capt Satekge worked relentlessly and always kept the peace among colleagues at Sedibeng K9 Unit. All her colleagues wished her well for her retirement and it was evident that indeed Sedibeng K9 Unit has lost an asset.

Capt Satekge was caught by surprise by Sedibeng K9 Unit as she did not suspect anything about the farewell and birthday celebration. She cried tears of joy as she thanked everyone who made the farewell and birthday celebration a success.

Congratulations Captain and have a peaceful retirement.

Servamus - January 2021

In Servamus: December 2021, I discussed how the killing or injuring of a human being may be justified in terms of our common law.
By Adv John I Welch
For many South Africans the word “disaster” became a reality in March 2020 when the President of the country, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation in the first of many “family meetings” to follow when he announced the country’s first lockdown.
By Annalise Kempen
Natural disasters, such as earthquakes, fires, floods and hurricanes are damaging events that change the lives of people within no time.
By Kotie Geldenhuys
Each year during the dry season, which for the largest part of the country is the winter months, authorities warn us about our behaviour about making fire.
By Annalise Kempen

Pollex - January 2022

- S v Tilayi appeal case no: CA 22/2020 High Court Mthatha dated 9 March 2021 and 2021 (2) SACR 350 (ECM)
Mr Mbiyozo Zanodumo Tilayi, the accused, was convicted during a summary trial before the High Court in Mthatha (“the trial court”) of the following offences:
Read More - Messrs (1) Sechaba Seloana; (2) Mmuso Seloana; and (3) Abraham Itumeleng Popa v (1) The Director of Public Prosecutions [for the Free State Province] [DPP]; (2) National Director of Public Prosecutions [NDPP]; and (3) the Presiding Magistrate in the Welkom District Magistrates’ Court case no: 4019/2020 High Court Bloemfontein dated 24 August 2021 (FB)
Relevant, applicable legal provisions Section 75 of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 (“the CPA”) provides as follows:

Letters - January 2022

NAME: W/O L Zandberg STATION: Pretoria Central Magistrates’ Court
During October 2021, my husband and I were on holiday but got stranded 10 km before Jansenville in the Eastern Cape with flat tyres.
January Magazine Cover

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