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- Du Toit and Others v Provincial Minister of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Western Cape [Province] and Others 2019 (1) SACR 311 (WCC)

Introduction
Main individuals and motor vehicles involved in this matter are -
1. Toyota Land Cruiser:
The driver at the time was a 16-year-old youth and the passenger was his girlfriend;

2. Toyota Hilux - a so-called one-and-a-half-cab bakkie:
The driver at the time was a Mr Du Toit and his passenger was a Mr Mocke; and

3. Department of Western Cape Nature and Environmental Conservation Officers Pietersen and Jullies.

Discussion
During the night of 11 December 2014 leading into the early hours of the morning of 12 December 2014, Pietersen and Jullies were on patrol duty in the Karoo near the town of Merweville in the Western Cape Province. While there, they stopped the Toyota Land Cruiser travelling on a public road. When the Land Cruiser, with an open load bed, came to a complete standstill, Pietersen, while standing close to the driver’s seat of the Land Cruiser, observed the horns of a kudu protruding (sticking out) from the back of the Cruiser. The horns were clearly visible to Pietersen from where he was standing. Pietersen then looked towards the back of the Cruiser and observed two kudu carcasses lying on the back of the vehicle in open and plain view.

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Servamus - January 2021

A lack of employment and job opportunities is often considered to be an important reason for criminal behaviour.
By Kotie Geldenhuys
Towards the end of March 2020, the President, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, announced that as of midnight on 26 March 2020, South Africa would go into a "hard lockdown".
By Kotie Geldenhuys
The current worldwide COVID-19 pandemic which resulted in various lockdown levels across the world, has opened new opportunities for criminals to exploit people - especially in cyberspace.
By Annalise Kempen
Families across the world have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which will likely have a long-lasting impact on public health and our well-being.
By Kotie Geldenhuys

Pollex - January 2021

Read More - S v Leshilo (345/2019) [2020] ZASCA 98 (8 September 2020) (SCA)
Mr Moshidi Danny Leshilo (hereinafter referred to as “the accused”), was accused 1 before the regional court, Pretoria (“the trial court”) where he was convicted on 11 June 2014 of housebreaking with the intent to commit an unknown offence in terms of section 262 of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 (count 1); the unlawful possession of a firearm (count 2); and the unlawful possession of ammunition (count 3).
Read More - S v JA 2017 (2) SACR 143 (NCK)
Mr JA, the accused who is from Port Nolloth on the northern part of the South African west coast, was convicted of rape before the regional court, Springbok in Namaqualand.
Read More - S v Ndlovu 2017 (2) SACR 305 (CC)
Relevant legislation (1) Section 3 of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act 32 of 2007 provides for the offence of rape simpliciter (Afrikaans: “sonder voorbehoud”).

Letters - January 2021

Hearty congratulations to Sgt T S Moletsane of the Beaufort West Stock Theft Unit who was awarded as the Best Member of a Stock Theft Unit - for the fourth consecutive year!
January Magazine Cover

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