/ 8 April 2024

New parties call for addiction to be treated as a public health concern, rather than just a crime

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A number of new entrants into South Africa’s political scene want the state to treat drug addiction as a public health issue rather than a criminal justice one
Focus policing on drug cartels and not the users, say newcomers to the political space, identifying the need for rehabilitation programmes

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