Zuma blames drugs

2016-06-27 12:53

President Jacob Zuma has blamed substance abuse for the actions of protesters who damage public property while protesting.

Umshwathi residents in march against drugs and crime

2016-05-09 11:30

Appalled by the scourge of whoonga and the increase of substance abuse-related crime in the area, Umshwathi residents marched to the New Hanover Magistrate’s Court to bemoan how far “too lenient” the court had been with offenders.

Mystery drug killing youth

2016-04-06 13:00

Authorities are waging a desperately urgent war on a new mystery drug that is steadily racking up a death count in KwaZulu-Natal.

Drugs farm forfeited to the state

2016-01-27 12:20

A portion of a KwaZulu-Natal farm on which drugs were found to be manufactured in 2009 has been forfeited to the state in terms of a high court order.

Survivors of experimental drug test doing fine

2016-01-19 10:04

A doctor at the French hospital where a volunteer in an experimental drug test died says that the health of 5 others hospitalised last week is improving and 1 has returned home.

Drug accused had policewoman lover

2015-12-01 11:21

An alleged Pietermaritzburg drug dealer and his policewoman ­girlfriend are both in hot water after a major drug bust on Friday.

Woodlands drug ring accused appears in court

2015-11-04 09:39

The man allegedly behind a major drug ring that was bust in Woodlands on Sunday made his first appearance in court on Tuesday.

Ashdown stands up to Whoonga crime surge

2015-10-06 10:45

The Ashdown community, west of Pietermaritzburg, is living in fear because of escalating substance abuse-related crimes, which include gang rapes and theft.

Drug smugglers in Argentina soak rice with cocaine

2015-09-28 10:24

Argentine customs agents found about 30 kg (66 lbs) of cocaine hidden in a way they had never seen before - absorbed into grains of rice headed for Europe via Africa.

Success for city’s patrol project

2015-08-11 09:22

THE Community On Patrol (COP) project had its first major success last week when two men were arrested for drug dealing near a Pietermaritzburg school.


WATCH: Would you take drugs from a stranger? These people did!

2016-05-13 05:00

Would people at Coachella take drugs from a random stranger? This little social experiment put it to the test!

Drug baffles experts

2016-04-06 23:00

Mystery surrounds KwaZulu-Natal’s killer drug as local forensic experts battled to identify some of the ingredients used to make the “Mercedes” pill.

Mystery drug kills two

2016-03-24 09:39

A mystery drug in KwaMashu has left two men dead and 32 others recovering in hospital after a school break-up party turned deadly on the weekend.

Waterfall ‘drug lab’ house forfeited to the state

2016-01-22 10:30

The Pietermaritzburg high court on Thursday authorised the forfeiture of a Waterfall property valued at more than R1,6 million, which was suspected to have been used as a base for manufacturing Mandrax in 2014.

French 'dagga' drug trial leaves one brain dead, five injured

2016-01-15 15:34

One person has been left brain dead and five others are in a serious condition after taking part in a clinical trial in France of an experimental medicine allegedly for a dagga (cannabis) based painkiller.

Drug warning: Crystal meth sold as sweets to schoolkids

2015-11-27 10:01

School children in Johannesburg, Western Cape and allegedly KZN are being hooked on crystal meth when they buy sweets packaged to look like sugar straws.

Dagga couple crowdfunds experts for 'Trial of the Plant'

2015-10-30 16:13

The so-called "dagga couple" are asking people to inhale deeply and help raise funds to bring international experts to testify in a possible landmark case on laws relating to the plant.

The easy way for employers to test if their workers are taking drugs

2015-09-30 13:35

South African organisations need to have no-drug policies in place – enforced by means of drug testing, especially saliva testing. How does this work and is it legal?

PMB woman to forfeit all assets to the state

2015-09-23 09:53

PIETERMARITZBURG woman Joyce Komane will forfeit all her assets to the state after a full bench of the KZN high court ruled yesterday that they were bought with money from “drug-dealing activities”.

Judges to rule on drug case appeal

2015-08-06 09:29

PIETERMARITZBURG businesswoman Joyce Komane will wait with bated breath for the eventual outcome of her appeal to win back her assets that were seized seven years ago as the alleged proceeds of drug trafficking.

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