Do you know about the different types of spyware, its dangers and how you can protect yourself? The article published from p15 in Servamus: October 2021, will provide readers with valuable information about this dangerous software.
Along with family and colleagues, Servamus pays tribute to police members who have lost their lives in the line of duty – and to COVID-19. Our article published from p44 in Servamus: October 2021 reminds readers about the dangers our members face each day.
The Cybercrimes Act 19 of 2020 has been promulgated and will soon come into operation. Our legal discussion will help readers to understand this new legislation and is published from p22 in Servamus: October 2021.
- 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”.