This from algoafm.co.za:
The case against two circus owners and an employee from the well known Brian Boswell Circus has been postponed in the Port Elizabeth magistrate’s court.
Jane Boswell, her daughter Georgina and elephant handler David Marais are facing a string of charges for allegedly beating, chaining, confining and not providing sufficient water and shade to elephants between December 2012 and January 2013.
For the second time, the three accused did not appear in court due to prior work commitments in Pretoria and Magistrate Esti Petzer warned all three to be present at their next court date.
The three are facing charges which relate to the contravention of the Animal Protection Act 71 of 1962.
In 2013, the National Council of SPCA laid criminal charges against the Boswell Circus for the alleged abuse of elephants at Walmer West Primary School in Port Elizabeth.