Drug Abuse

The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

You gotta be the morning aftertaste

Drug user, and later dealer, Fig lives in Yeoville in the mid-1990s. Not a novel for the faint-hearted

Glasgow eye of storm as drug deaths spiral in Scotland

Scotland's biggest city, is the epicentre of a substance abuse crisis, which saw an unprecedented 1187 drug-related deaths last year

China’s vow to curb fentanyl won’t end US opioid crisis — experts

​The US-China trade war truce includes a pledge by Beijing to tackle another lucrative — and deadly — export: fentanyl

Our approach to drugs must change

"Working together on different solutions as a society may help us to know how to deal with the problem".

Letters to the editor: October 6 to 12 2017

Readers write in about the auditor witch-hunt, and drug policy

Codeine abuse is a habit, but how should South Africa deal with it?

All codeine products might soon require a prescription, taking them out of the reach of people needing only a mild pain killer.

Is codeine Africa’s drug of choice?

Common cough, flu and pain medicines can be addictive. Codeine addiction is an increasingly well-known problem in South Africa.

How Africa’s addicts are being helped to stay HIV-free

Those who 'shoot up' have a higher risk of getting infected, but some progressive nations are encouraging drug users to adopt safer habits.

We need to talk about caving in to nyaope

Ivory Park's Operation Thiba Nyaope provides support for addicts and their affected families.

Durban’s homeless face of harassment

For hundreds living on Durban’s streets, life is a cycle of poverty, addiction and physical abuse, writes Fatima Asmal.

Dirty war on drugs in Cape Town

You push against the tide by taking down one dealer at a time - just mind the hell hounds and small children.

Latest

Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders