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The Border Management Authority: tasked with securing SA’s borders

buy this article By Kotie GeldenhuysPhotos provided by BMA The increasing risk of organised cross-border crimes, along with the illicit movement of people and goods, is becoming a substantial and growing concern in South Africa, resulting in adverse social and economic consequences for the nation. Recognising the urgent need for intervention, the Border Management Authority …

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Presenting of evidence at criminal proceedings generated by means of drones

buy this article By Brig Dirk Lambrechts “Drones” are, as far as the prevention and/or combating of crime, maintenance of law and order and/or the investigation of crime are concerned, relatively new in South Africa. Accordingly, this discussion is about how admissible evidence can be generated by means of “drones” and how such evidence must …

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Judicial Notice

Buy this article QuestionA reader refers Pollex to the Constitutional Court (“the Concourt”) judgment of AK v Minister of Police [2022] ZACC 14 (CC), and 2023 (1) SACR 113 (CC). This is the case in which Ms AK claimed damages (Afrikaans: “skadevergoeding”) from the SAPS in Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth), in that the SAPS failed …

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Corruption: A threat to our wildlife

buy this article By Kotie Geldenhuys  Corruption allows organised crime to function and flourish and wildlife crime, specifically the illegal wildlife trade, is no exception. The illegal wildlife trade is a highly profitable illicit business where corruption plays a significant role in enabling criminal networks to perpetrate, conceal and evade prosecution for their crimes. Corruption …

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Strong, impressive and innovative SAPS witnesses – S v Akhona Ntombana

Buy this article Case law:There are still strong, impressive and innovative SAPS witnesses – S v Akhona Ntombana, case no 54/2022, circuit court sitting at the town of Komani (previously Queenstown), dated 29 November 2022 (ECG) Mr Akhona Ntombana (hereinafter referred to as the “rapist”), appeared before the circuit court* (“the court”) sitting at Komani, …

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A bizarre case – S v Mashaba, High Court, Mbombela ref no R29/2022 dated 8 December 2022 (MB)

Buy this article In the words of the High Court (sitting as a review court) in Mbombela in Mpumalanga, this is “a bizarre case” (Afrikaans: ” ‘n bisarre saak”). It can best be described by reading the verbatim (word for word) judgment of the Mbombela review court, namely in paragraphs [1] to [6], where the …

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