• The SAPS’s 4th Forensic Services Conference was a learning experience for all. It confirmed the important role that forensics need to play in solving crime. Our April 2017 issue has a report about this conference

  • Justice is possible for all – either by opting for legal aid or learning more about the vital role played by community advice officers/paralegals. We have two comprehensive articles in the April 2017 issue of Servamus which provide the details and contact details.

  • Social media (Facebook / Twitter etc) screening, along with doing criminal and other background checks, are becoming increasingly important before appointments are made. Be sure to read our article in the April 2017 issue of Servamus before you make your next appointment …

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Servamus - April 2017

In his book The Choice - the Gayton McKenzie story, the controversial former gangster who eventually exposed corruption in the Grootvlei Correctional Centre, Gayton McKenzie, writes the following: “As a robber you’re always lying to yourself and saying, ‘this is my last one’.
By Kotie Geldenhuys
South African prisons are deemed to be the most overcrowded correctional facilities in Africa due to their inadequate capacity to safely and securely house the number of offenders in the country.
By Kotie Geldenhuys
Have you ever thought that South African investigative standards or investigators are not on par with international standards? Think again.
By Annalise Kempen
The causes of crime are complex. We accept that poverty, domestic abuse, low self-esteem, and alcohol and drug abuse are all connected in explaining why people commit crimes.
By Kotie Geldenhuys

Pollex - April 2017

Act 4 of 2016 appears in English and Afrikaans in Government Gazette No 40555 dated 19 January 2017.
Read More - S V Eke 2016 (1) SACR 135 (ECG)
Introduction Section 212(4) of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 (“the CPA”) provides as follows: “4.(a) Whenever any fact established by any examination or process requiring any skill -Johannesburg, for alleged unlawful arrest and detention.
Read More Sisonke Macakathi v Minister of Police unreported case No 1352/2012 dated 7 October 2015 (ECG)
Mr Macakathi (the plaintiff [Afrikaans: “eiser”]) was a taxi driver in the vicinity of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape Province. The taxi he used belonged to his employer, Mr Khanya.

Letters - April 2017

Read More Introduction to Criminology and Ethnology/Inleiding tot Kriminologie en Volkekunde
Attention, all police members/former police members/retired police members/family of these members. We are looking for the following book: INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY AND ETHNOLOGY or the Afrikaans version: INLEIDING TOT KRIMINOLOGIE EN VOLKEKUNDE.
Read More Do we need an A-team to fight fraud and corruption in SA?
In response to the question “Do we need an A-Team to fight fraud and corruption in SA?” on the front page of the December 2016 issue of Servamus: December 2016 edition, I would like to react as follows:
April 2017 Magazine Cover

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The publication’s strategic business goals are to establish greater involvement and effective communication between the different role-players within the broader policing environment, publish a magazine which is aimed at satisfying/addressing the needs of the subscribers and broader community and to strive towards excellent journalism.