Drug Edition 2014

‘For our love of dagga we go to court’

The Dagga Couple feel they owe it to the plant to fight for legislation. They want to make the existing market legal.

Drug abuse or drug use?

Two anonymous testimonies of drug users - one good experience, one bad.

On the road with heroin smugglers

After meeting a Tanzanian stowaway, Sean Christie gets caught up in a hair-raising heroin run from Dar es Salaam to Cape Town.

Cape Town’s rehabs for the rich and infamous

The Malibu Model has reached Cape Town. And for those who want to get sober, and have the kind of cash that gets you the best, it's a beautiful thing.

Snapshots of nyaope destruction

Nineteen-year old Lindokuhle Sobhekwa, who is in his final year at school, began photographing nyaope smokers in his East Rand neighbourhood last year

Qoh and gqom: Music and ecstasy mix in Durban

Inanda has evolved its own nihilistic ecstasy scene, complete with a loopy music genre.

Ganja goes gourmet

Not everyone enjoys smoking cannabis, hence the thriving scene of "edibles". Usually sweet treats, but any food can be laced with cannabis.

Tik-tock: Hangberg’s meth timebomb

Crystal meth may have trapped users in crimes, but it is also the fulcrum of an illicit economy that employs hundreds.

Nyaope’s deadly, and addictive, mix

The highly addictive mix of heroin and cannabis is the drug of choice for the economic outcasts.

Excerpts from the era of the Great Blue Fog

California voters approved medical marijuana in 1996 but the retailing of pot did not bloom until 2009, when the state finally issued "guidelines".

Harmless, harmful or medicinal

Is cannabis a wonder plant for every ailment or downright dangerous? Here's what the different sides argue.

Addicted to drug addiction memoirs

The first instalment of our drug edition looks at books that are easy to get hooked on – if you're into misery, redemption and excruciating honesty.

Press Releases

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

MTN unveils TikTok bundles

Customised MTN TikTok data bundles are available to all prepaid customers on *136*2#.

Marketers need to reinvent themselves

Marketing is an exciting discipline, offering the perfect fit for individuals who are equally interested in business, human dynamics and strategic thinking. But the...

Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020

If you received admission to an IIE Higher Certificate qualification, once you have graduated, you can articulate to an IIE Diploma and then IIE Bachelor's degree at IIE Rosebank College.

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.