We at SAIDI have had the privilege of a close association with Howard Dembovsky for some years.
He very kindly shares his Head Office with us, as well as his outrage, wisdom and considered opinions.
We turn to him for his expert advice and findings on many matters concerning our industry.
He is an incredibly supportive and loyal friend to everyone who asks for his help and advice, but he does not tolerate fools lightly.
He makes it his business to delve until he extricates the truth and correct version of events. He absolutely detests injustice!
He is so committed to opposing injustice that he will sacrifice everything he has, in order to expose and eradicate injustice. He was born to do this. He cannot help it. It is who he is!
While he will always admit it if he learns new facts, which give a different interpretation of events, he very seldom, if ever, makes an error in judgement, yet he is as capable as the next man of being human and down-to-Earth.
He is a wise and knowledgeable person, whose understanding of the law has frequently confounded advocates.
He generally makes strong enemies of men who feel threatened by his outspoken and forthright manner, but sooner or later even his worst enemies concede that he is right, if they have the courage to admit it. Those who don’t, generally hate him because they have so much to hide, because he is one person who is a terrible threat to those with secrets. Instinctively they know he will get them, and they hate what he can do to them. Yet, even when declaring someone to be on the wrong side of the law, for acting extremely irresponsibly, he is still capable of expressing empathy and balance and by doing so, he is a very strong friend and role-model to many men.
As National Chairperson for JPSA – Justice Project South Africa, he has always detested injustice of any sort, whether it is with regards to traffic-related matters, or any other social issues. He cannot abide ill-treatment of children, women and animals, and many other areas of life which cause us pain, loss and unhappiness.
Howard Dembovsky is probably the most fair-minded person anyone can be, without any form of racial or gender discrimination.
He is the first one to stop and correct any chance, careless remark, never, even in casual conversation, allowing any error to be overlooked, using profane and stern language to express his extreme displeasure when he senses something is not right.
He is a man of many talents. He is an ex-policeman, IT expert, with a legal background. He is a gourmet cook, ultra-fastidious about the food he eats, with an exceptional command of the English language. He will craft his sentences, until he is satisfied that he has expressed the intention of his thoughts perfectly.
Mr Dembovsky becomes very hot under the collar over any inaccuracies or hidden agendas. He will literally fight to the death to overcome every form of evil, corruption, mismanagement and neglect by those mandated to perform certain functions on behalf of the citizens of South Africa. This man is a born leader, and commands 100% loyalty or nothing. He leads. He does not follow. He is the man this country needs to correct the road fatality rate in South Africa. Given the opportunity, he will make short work of our present disastrous road mismanagement.
He has formed an alliance with SAIDI. In this we are privileged.
On JPSA’s website http://www.jp-sa.org/ he says:
Unarguably, the very best place to start dealing with road safety issues is in ensuring that people who drive vehicles are competent to do so. Whilst there is currently no legal requirement for learner drivers to undergo any formal training, there is a requirement for driving instructors to be qualified and registered.The standards of driving instruction in South Africa is by and large extremely poor and there are literally thousands of unregistered and unqualified driving instructors operating, robbing people of their hard-earned cash and furthering corrupt activities by offering “guaranteed driving licences. SAIDI has partnered with JPSA to focus on qualified driver instruction and excellence in quality of service. Through SAIDI, JPSA is able to provide qualified training, not only for new drivers, but for those who already have their driving licenses so as to improve their skills and/or correct delinquent behaviour and bad habits.