• Whistle-blowing is the most effective tool for detecting fraud and corruption. Get the full picture of what whistle-blowing entails – read our articles in SERVAMUS: December 2016.

  • Do you know about someone who set their car on fire – intentionally – to get the insurance to pay out? It is a yet another form of insurance fraud and we tell you when the alarm bells should ring in our article published from p 32 in our December 2016 issue.

  • Has someone tried to impersonate you? Did you ever consider that they might have stolen your identity? Our article published on pp 36-37 on ID theft provides valuable tips on what you can do to protect yourself.

  • SAPS takes mechanical services to the people of the Northern Cape and Mpumalanga – thanks to impressive purpose-built field service bakkies.

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Servamus - December 2016

When Vytjie Mentor, a former ANC MP, and Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas blew the whistle on the "state capture" scandal, which referred to allegations that the wealthy Gupta family had used its friendship with President Jacob Zuma for profit and influence, they were made out as liars by many.
By Kotie Geldenhuys
Financial crimes have existed for as long as people have had financial dealings with each other. With fraud and corruption being prevalent these days, it is increasingly important for companies to understand and implement lifestyle audits to prevent a further increase in these types of crimes.
By Kotie Geldenhuys
On 2 November 2016, Gauteng Judge President Dunstan Mlambo, sitting in the North Gauteng High Court, ordered the Public Protector to release the report on State Capture (by 17:00 that same day) following various Ministers' failed attempts to have the court interdict the publication thereof, along with the withdrawal of an application for an interdict by the President at the last minute.
By Annalise Kempen
Is it wrong to add a few items, which were either not stolen or never owned, to your insurance claim after you have been the victim of a burglary or house robbery, or to lie about the driver of the vehicle who crashed into the wall?
By Kotie Geldenhuys

Pollex - December 2016

Read More S V Booysen 2016 (1) SACR 521 (ECG)
The accused was convicted by the district court in the town of Aberdeen* on charges of housebreaking with intent to steal, as well as theft and common assault.
Read More S V Pilane 2016 (1) SACR 247 (NWM)
Section 162 of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 ("the CPA") provides as follows: “162. Witness to be examined under oath
Read More S V Ndzola and Another 2016 (1) SACR 320 (WCC)
The deceased, who was allegedly 14 years old, belonged to the Djavas gang while the two accused, both 17 years old at the time of the murder, belonged to the opposing Chicanos gang.
During the past year we published a "column within a column" relating to numerous cases of unlawful police action.

Letters - December 2016

The South African Police Service invites members of the community who are energetic, intelligent, physically and mentally fit and who are dedicated with the desire to serving their country on a voluntary basis as reservists, to assist the SAPS in the fight against crime.
Murder of 3 police constables in Moroka during rioting on 30 August 1947 I am an avid collector of memorabilia including that of the military and police. I particularly collect caps, helmets and berets.
December 2016 Magazine Cover

Servamus' Mission

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.