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.
Women in law enforcement are nothing strange these days, but it was not always the case. For years it was a no-go area for South African women as it was regarded as a male-dominated environment. But in the early 1970s the situation changed when the South African Police opened recruitment for women. Fifty years later female police officials are involved in almost every discipline in the police.
By Kotie Geldenhuys
Article and photos by the NCPCA
Years ago, pet theft (mainly dogs) was linked to dogfighting, which is an illegal activity. That gave the impression that typical targets would be power breeds, such as American Pitbull Terriers, that were being snatched, but "mixed breeds" and smaller dogs were being taken too. The question is why? The power breeds are used for the purpose of illegal dogfighting and would be used in the fights themselves, as well as for breeding whereafter the puppies are sold to be used by other fighters. Shockingly, smaller dog breeds are sometimes used as "bait".
Being smart about “smart homes” by limiting the security risks
By Annalise Kempen
How many of you have thought about enjoying the convenience of curtains that draw closed automatically when the sun sets, or lights that automatically switch on when dusk falls? These days, anything is possible … and better yet, many of these conveniences can be controlled from your smartphone. The question is whether these conveniences come with a catch and security risk?
By Kotie Geldenhuys
Dogs are regarded as man’s best friend and part of the family. But in South Africa with its high crime rates, dogs also form part of our security as they act as early warning systems. This has resulted in criminals poisoning dogs in an attempt to get them out of the way so that they can gain access to the dog owner’s property.