In what ways did the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic impact on the illegal drug trade? We explore how traders changed their modi operandi in an article published from p14 in Servamus: June 2022.
Dogs are known for their excellent sense of smell. Read our article published from p30 in Servamus: June 2022 about how a South African company has trained dogs to also detect COVID-19.
The floods of April 2022 caused havoc and death in KwaZulu-Natal. Fortunately, hundreds of search and rescue specialists used their skills to help search for those who were in need. Refer to an article published from p36 in Servamus: June 2022.
- S v Khanyiso Sigcawu High Court Cape Town Case No A47/2021 dated 28 July 2021 (WCC)
Relevant legal provision
Section 3(1) of the Law of Evidence Amendment Act 45 of 1988 (Afrikaans: “Wysigingswet op die Bewysreg”) provides as follows:
The “DNA Act” supra was comprehensively discussed in Servamus: April 2014.
In Servamus: March 2015 Pollex reported that this entire “DNA Act” came into operation on 31 January 2015, with the exception of section 2 to the extent that it inserts a “new” section 36D(1) into the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 (“the CPA”).
- S v Du Plessis, Case number R36/2021, High Court Bloemfontein, 24 June 2021 (FB)
Mr Pieter Daniel du Plessis, the accused, was convicted before a magistrates’ court in the Free State of driving a motor vehicle in excess of the general speed limit in contravention of section 59(4)(a) of the National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996 (“the NRTA”).
-S v Kyle Esau, High Court Cape Town Case No 199/21 dated 30 July 2021 (WCC)
Relevant and applicable legislation
Section 276(1)(b), (h) and (3) of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 (“the CPA”) provides as follows:
“276 Nature of punishments