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People must be able to trust the police
People must be able to trust the police
Reacting to the recent release of discouraging crime statistics, Police Minister Bheki Cele said the police alone cannot win the fight against...
West Africa’s failed 'war on drugs'
West Africa’s failed 'war on drugs'
Lagos – No matter where you look in West Africa, drug laws are failing. Despite tough sentencing guidelines and zero-tolerance...
No cinematic escape from Cape Flats life
No cinematic escape from Cape Flats life
Mrs Pakkies first heard the word “rape” on the radio, when she was 26 years old, even though she had been raped since she was a four-year-old...
East Africa’s heroin coast
East Africa’s heroin coast
Afghanistan is the home of high quality heroin, and is producing more of it than ever before. Last year an estimated 328 000 hectares of arable...
Fighting the spread of fake drugs in Africa
Fighting the spread of fake drugs in Africa
"I can't differentiate between fake drugs and correct drugs."
Flakka in SA is fake news – Hawks
Flakka in SA is fake news – Hawks
South Africa’s foremost crime-fighting unit has found no evidence of the so-called zombie drug flakka being manufactured, sold or consumed in...
Synthetic seventh heaven: the perils of chemsex
Synthetic seventh heaven: the perils of chemsex
"When you come down, you think: 'Oh God, how many people have I had sex with this weekend?'", says 30-something Briton James Wharton, recalling the...
New Gauteng programme allows drug users to swap illegal highs for safer alternatives
New Gauteng programme allows drug users to swap illegal highs for safer alternatives
Tshwane residents who use opioid drugs such as heroin or whoonga can now swap their dangerous drugs of choice for something safer as part of an...
'We don’t burn, we clean brothels’
'We don’t burn, we clean brothels’
In Mamelodi’s Phomolong township near Pretoria, people are opposing the reportedly illegal occupation of newly built RDP houses by “Zimbabweans”. About 50km away, in Joburg’s south, Rosettenville residents set fire to what they claimed were Nigerian drug dens and...
Controlling codeine: less painkiller in your pills
Controlling codeine: less painkiller in your pills
It may soon be much harder to get one’s hands on the common over-the-counter pain drug codeine if the Medicines Control Council has its way.
[Slideshow]Lifestyles of the rich and addicted
[Slideshow]Lifestyles of the rich and addicted
A round-up of some of the most exclusive – and most expensive – treatment centres in the world.
[Video]Nyaope: 'This drug is killing us'
[Video]Nyaope: 'This drug is killing us'
In Snake Park, west of Jo'burg, the roads have no names. Jobs are scarce and hope comes in small doses. But nyaope, the drug cocktail, is plentiful.

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