• Cellphones are valuable commodities in correctional centres as they enable inmates to keep in touch with their family and to keep their criminal networks active on the outside. Read the article published from p22 in Servamus: December 2021 to see how they get them into their cells.

  • Some people will do anything to get money – even murder their own family – like former Const Ndlovu. Our article published from p27 in Servamus: December 2021 deals with the realities of insurance fraud – especially in tough economic times.

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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 - December 2021

"On Monday 1 November 2021 I hugged every member of my immediate family, us all in tears, as I said goodbye to board a flight."
By Annalise Kempen
What guarantee do we have that when we enter a doctor's consulting room that the person wearing the stethoscope around their neck has really qualified as a medical practitioner?
Compiled by Annalise Kempen
In an ideal world, the community would pay serious attention to awareness campaigns to ensure that they mitigate their risk of falling victim to crime.
By Annalise Kempen
A topic that is seldom under discussion in higher education and academic circles is academic corruption and fraud.
By Kotie Geldenhuys

Pollex - December 2021

Read More - Minister of Police and NDPP v Mr Ranshaw Bagley, Case no: CA 18/2020, dated 11 May 2021, High Court Makhanda (Grahamstown) (ECG)
Picture the following scenario: Mr Ranshaw Bagley (hereinafter referred to as “Ranshaw”), who is a member of the South African Police Service (“the SAPS”) (rank unknown), is minding his own business on a Saturday morning at his house in MT Croix in Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth).
Read More - [Mr] DT v [Ms] BT 2021 (3) SACR 668 (FB)
Mr DT and Ms BT are husband and wife. Ms BT, however, absconded the marital home as the couple was involved in a hostile divorce at the time.
Relevant, applicable legal provisions Section 35 of the National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996 (“the NRTA”), as amended by the National Road Traffic Amendment Act 64 of 2008, provides as stated infra. Note however that, in subsection (3) of section 35 the words that are highlighted, were inserted by means of the Amendment Act 64 of 2008, and that words in square brackets are inserted by Pollex:

Letters - December 2021

NAME: W/O L Zandberg STATION: Pretoria Central Magistrates’ Court
It is with a sad and heavy heart that we learnt of the sudden passing of our dear Sgt M Walter Nxumalo on 7 October 2021.
December Magazine Cover

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