While SONA's focus is on broad issues, it is cold comfort for water-less Giyani, Metsimaholo, Polokwane, writes Mbhazima Shilowa.
Maliki Erick Ngobeni was on Monday convicted and sentenced to 15 years for dealing in drugs, two years after the Hawks intercepted a vehicle he was travelling in near the border post with eSwatini (Swaziland).
A widespread and lucrative local heroin market has expanded across South Africa, facilitated by gangs, organised crime and incompetent or corrupt police, according to a report by ENACT.
Enhle Mbali Maphumulo has thanked the woman who came to her rescue during a hijacking a few days ago.
To compare addictive drugs, scientists averaged 3 factors: physical harm, dependency or addiction, and social harm.
The reason why prescription-drug abuse in the US is down may be because some people are switching from painkillers to heroin.
Marijuana is potentially addictive, proven to contribute to fatal motor-vehicle crashes, and can disrupt the brain function and learning of young users.
There are many other ways of smuggling drugs besides using drug mules. Here are the most popular ones. And some odd ones, too.
Researchers have found that marijuana affects not just those exposed, but has adverse affects on future generations.
Researchers have noticed DNA changes appear to rise with more years of drug abuse.
A vaccine that could help fight heroin addiction shows promise in early tests in rats, researchers report.
A traveller was arrested at the Cape Town International Airport this week after customs officers found around three kilograms of heroin in his luggage, the SA Revenue Service says.
The effects of heroin on your body is scary.
Mozambique boasts vast coal, ruby and gas deposits, but one of the southeast African nation’s biggest exports may be something more sinister: heroin.
Many teens dabble in a variety of drugs, but narcotic painkillers have been singled out as a gateway drug to heroin, which is cheaper and easier to obtain than other narcotics.
One-eyed Rateb Popal's debut as an Afghan businessman was not promising: he was caught smuggling heroin and locked up in a New York federal prison for almost a decade.
Nyaope is now officially an illegal drug. But what is it and what are the effects on users?
Philip Seymour Hoffman's death epitomises the tragedy of drug addiction in our society, US drug abuse experts say.
A worrying trend is the use of heroin by younger people – in combination with other drugs, such as cocaine and dagga.
Illegal use of prescription pain drugs increases a person's risk of becoming a heroin user, a report suggests.
Glee actor Cory Monteith died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol. Here's more about heroin.
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