Prevention is key to protecting our homes from fire. In this month’s Community Safety Tips published from p52 in Servamus: September 2021, we share information about the common causes of fire and what you have to do in case of fire.
It can be a headache for authorities to identify the bodies of deceased persons. article published from p22 in Servamus: September 2021 provides valuable information on how forensic science and databases can be used in the identification process.
With their keen sense of smell, biological body-fluid detection dogs play a vital role at rape and murder crime scenes. Our article published from p18 in Servamus: September 2021 explains their training, work and successes along with their human partners.
- S v Kubheka and Another (200/2020)  ZASCA 25 (24 March 2021) (SCA)
In Ask Pollex in Servamus: May 2016 and February 2018, Pollex discussed the meaning of remote jamming*, as well as whether a security officer, duly registered with PSiRA* may arrest an offender without a warrant for remote jamming-related offences.
- S v Melvino White Case No CA & R08/2021, 20 January 2021 (ECG)
Mr Melvino White, the accused, appeared before the regional court in East London (“the trial court”) charged with a contravention of section 55(a) (see infra), read together with section 3 (see infra) of the Criminal Law (Sexual and Related Matters) Amendment Act 32 of 2007) (hereinafter referred to as Act 32 of 2007).
- De Klerk v Minister of Police 2020(1) SACR 1 (CC)
The applicant, Mr Bryan James de Klerk instituted a delictual claim against the Minister of Police in the Pretoria High Court for damages arising from his arrest and detention by a SAPS member. The presiding single judge, however, held that the arrest and subsequent detention were lawful whereupon the claim (by De Klerk) was dismissed. Refer to De Klerk v Minister of Police (77688/2014)  ZAGPPHC 827 (9 September 2016)(GP).
During the week of 29 March 2021, most of the South African news media carried particulars of what Pollex calls the “White River incident”.