• The SAPS showcases different career opportunities to schoolchildren during the Take A Girl Child to Work Day 2017. Read the article in the July 2017 issue of Servamus.

  • Policing an average of 3500 unrest-related protests each year requires that police members attached to Public Order Policing Units undergo specialised training. We give you the details in the July 2017 issue of Servamus.

  • In South Africa it seems that violence is the only language people “speak” to attract attention to their issues protests. The question is whether violent protests will ever stop? We try to answer the question in the July 2017 issue of Servamus.

  • Teaser: South Africans are exposed to very high crime rates which include high levels of violent crimes. We discuss the different violent crime types typical of our society in the July 2017 issue of Servamus.

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Servamus - July 2017

It is a big concern that a large number of violent protests undermine the SAPS's crime prevention efforts.
By Kotie Geldenhuys
It is early in the morning and the residents of a small town wake up to the smell of smoke and the chanting of protesters.
By Kotie Geldenhuys
Something is very wrong in South Africa. Why are we experiencing so much violence?
By Kotie Geldenhuys
Some call it a new form of Apartheid ... some call it an excuse for criminality.
By Annalise Kempen

Pollex - Jul 2017

According to recent media reports, it appears that it has only recently dawned upon certain people* that we, the citizens of South Africa, are governed by our courts and not by the Government and/or Parliament.
Read More - S V Amerika 2017 (1) SACR 532 (WCC)
In Pollex in Servamus: March 2017, there appears a discussion entitled "Something to ponder over for all our ladies - Dlamini v Minister of Police 2016 (2) SACR 655 (GJ)”. In this case, Mr Dlamini allegedly committed rather serious offences against his wife, Ms Turnbull, with whom he was embroiled in divorce proceedings, although they were still living together.
Read More Flimsy grounds proferred for reasonable suspicion, are insufficient for arrest without a warrant - Mkwanazi and three others V Minister of Police, unreported case no EL 259/2016 and ECD 759/2016 dated 17 January 2017 Eastern Cape High Court, East London Local Court (ECELLC)
Mr Mkwanazi and three other men (hereinafter referred to as plaintiffs [Afrikaans: “eisers”]) instituted civil action for damages against the Minister of Police before the Eastern Cape High Court, East London Local Court, as a result of their alleged unlawful arrest and detention.

Letters - Jul 2017

I am flattered by your quick response to my e-mail and words will never describe my appreciation for your assistance. Thank you very, very much for your professional assistance.
Baie dankie vir die plasing van ons reünie-berig in Servamus: Mei 2017. U sal nie weet watter chaos dit afgegee het op ons WhatsApp-groep nadat dit rigbaar geword het nie.
In the article entitled “When power is abused” as published in Servamus: June 2017 from page 22-25, a photo depicting an Ekurhuleni Metro Police member was published.
I’m a retired policeman and have realised that many community members have very little knowledge about the law and criminal processes.
Read More “Will reinstating the death penalty solve South Africa’s high crime rate?”
In response to the article regarding the death penalty, Servamus received the following thought-provoking article on this topic, which was originally published by the author, Sgt Stephen Clark (acting in his personal capacity) on his C-3 Community Crime Cooperative Facebook page (in August 2013). It has been updated and edited. Ed.
July 2017 Magazine Cover

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Servamus is a community-based safety and security magazine for both members of the community as well as safety and security practitioners with the aim of increasing knowledge and sharing information, dedicated to improving their expertise, professionalism and service delivery standards. It promotes sound crime management practices, freedom of speech, education, training, information sharing and a networking platform.