The lockdown has brought along increased policing which unfortunately led to some police and army members taking the law in their own hands by acting violently towards the public. Read our article published in Servamus: February 2021 dealing with this violence.
Food fraud is seldom talked about, but a crime that affects rich and poor and can be deadly. The horse meat scandal from 2013 – that was one example. Read the article published in Servamus: February 2021, to learn what food fraud entails.
Although many South Africans experienced hard lockdown as having to stay home and limit social exposure, it was a much different game for sex workers. They had to deal with unique challenges during the lockdown and we explore what they did in an article published in Servamus: February 2021..
Amendments to the Private Security Industry Regulations, 2002 as published in Government Gazette No 23120 dated 14 February 2002 (“the 2002 Regulations”) are published on p966 to p985 of Part 8 of Government Gazette No 43495 dated 3 July 2020. It further also contains amendments to the Code of Conduct for Security Service Providers, 2003 as published in Government Gazette No 24971 dated 28 February 2003 (“the Code of Conduct”).
- S v Lungisa (696/2019)  ZASCA 99 (9 September 2020) (SCA)
Mr Andile Lungisa, the accused, was convicted on 17 April 2018 before the magistrate’s court, Port Elizabeth (“the trial court”) on a charge of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. On 6 May 2018, he was sentenced to three years’ incarceration of which one year was conditionally suspended for a period of five years.
- S v Machaba and Another 2016 (1) SACR 1 (SCA)
Section 60(11B)(a) and (c) of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 (“the CPA”) provide as follows:
“(11B)(a) In bail proceedings the accused, or his or her legal adviser, is compelled to inform the court whether –