Compiled by Annalise Kempen

In modern times, small children and teenagers alike are entertained, educated and kept busy through online games. Many would argue that it often serves to keep them in touch with friends and family. The question parents should ask themselves is what they know about online gaming and what they should do to ensure that the games that their children play online and with multiple other players, do not cause any form of harm to their children, defeating the purpose of education and healthy entertainment.

By Kotie Geldenhuys

Just before 06:00 on the morning of 21 February 2017, a mother from the notorious Jubilee house in Somerset West arrived at the local police station with her dying 19-month-old baby. The police immediately alerted the emergency services, but the infant, who was only wearing a nappy and was wrapped in a blanket, was declared dead by paramedics. The infant had, what appeared to be a friable and oozing wound, due to a mastoid abscess behind the ear. Her health was not taken care of despite a history of ear infections and loose stools.

By Annalise Kempen

How is it possible that a crime which generates an estimated $150 billion per year remains largely hidden, especially since it occurs in virtually every country across the world? Is it because those in the know are too scared to come forward due to the possibility of retaliation or because they choose to remain quiet?

Article and photos by Kotie Geldenhuys

I have had a close relationship with the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Units of the SAPS for more than 20 years. This relationship dates to July 2002 when I published my first article about the FCS in cooperation with the then national head of the FCS, Brig (ret) Anneke Pienaar.

Servamus - June 2023

It seems that some schools in the country have become a paradise for gangsters as children are recruited to join gangs and turf wars are fought on school grounds.
By Kotie Geldenhuys
Each year, a large number of incarcerated offenders are released from South African correctional centres and returned to their families and communities.
By Kotie Geldenhuys
Nobody volunteers to become a victim of human trafficking or modern slavery.
Compiled by Annalise Kempen
"When growing up in an environment where your father does not care about you and never gives you a pat on the back saying 'well done', it open doors for gangsterism."
By Kotie Geldenhuys

Pollex - June 2023

During March/April 2023 Mr Thabo Bester, referred to supra, was constantly in the news.
The Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998 (hereinafter referred to as Act 116 of 1998) is amended by the Domestic Violence Amendment Act 14 of 2021 which appears in English and Afrikaans in Government Gazette No 45824 dated 28 January 2022 (hereinafter referred to as the "Amendment Act").
Read More - Diljan v Minister of Police (Case no 746/2021) [2022] ZASCA 103 (dated 24 June 2022) (SCA)
Relevant legal provisions applicable to this judgment Section 40(1)(b) of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 ("the CPA") provides as follows:

Letters - June 2023

Ek is baie dankbaar dat ek oorgeskakel het vanaf die gedrukte na die digitale uitgawe van Servamus.
I am dismayed to learn of the "unintended" public release of personal information of eight victims of a rape that occurred in July 2022 in Krugersdorp.
The manner in which I was received by the acting Station Commander of Townhill SAPS, W/O P K Naidoo, on the morning of 12 April 2023, not only humbled me but caused me to eat humble pie.
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