'Regulate drugs, don’t prohibit them' - drug policy delegates

2018-10-10 16:54

End prohibition and move to legal regulation of drugs. This is the call from delegates at the opening of South African Drug Policy Week in Cape Town.

Popcru to defend cops arrested for murder

2018-10-07 18:04

Popcru says that it would provide legal assistance to eight police officers who have been arrested for murder and torture of a 25-year-old man last year.

2 women arrested on drug charges in Cape Town

2018-10-02 18:14

Police have arrested two women for dealing and being in possession of drugs in Parow.

Being high on the highway – can you dope and drive?

2018-09-19 15:04

Since the decriminalisation of dagga for personal use, there have been a range of questions regarding the practicalities of the Constitutional Court ruling.

Parliament will consider 'introducing a new bill' following dagga ruling

2018-09-18 16:53

The Constitutional Court has given Parliament 24 months to update legislation relating to marijuana use after its favourable ruling on private use.

WATCH: Jubilant crowds celebrate outside ConCourt after dagga ruling

Crowds celebrated outside the Constitutional Court where Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo handed down a judgment decriminalising the use and cultivation of dagga in a private space. Watch.

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Constitutional Court to give much-awaited ruling on the legality of dagga

2018-09-18 05:14

South Africans are expected to finally have clarity on the legality of the private use of dagga when the Constitutional Court delivers its judgment on the issue.

Cape Town man arrested, tik worth R500 000 seized

2018-09-02 13:47

One man has been arrested and tik worth R500 000 seized following a raid on a house in the Mitchell’s Plain area, Western Cape police say.

200 drug users bust out of rehab centre

2018-08-11 17:56

Around 200 drug users escaped from a rehab centre in Vietnam, police say, the latest breakout attempt from the country's controversial treatment facilities.

KZN cops bust hydroponic dagga lab in plush suburb

2018-08-02 16:17

KwaZulu-Natal police have swooped in on a hydroponic dagga lab in the heart of the upmarket suburb of Westville.


Hannah Cornelius murder accused implicates another suspect

2018-10-10 16:37

A confession by one of the men accused of the rape and murder of Stellenbosch student Hannah Cornelius has implicated a fifth suspect in the crime, who has not yet been apprehended.

Drugs, money and gangsterism are not 'glamorous' – reformed gangsters

2018-10-07 07:13

The life of a gangster is a selfish one and not as glamorous as it seems and you constantly have to look over your shoulder, says a former gangster who has left his life of crime to give hope to youngsters.

SAPS confirms issuing an internal directive on the possession of cannabis

2018-09-26 12:42

Police say the directive is meant for internal use and urge those who use cannabis for personal consumption to understand the law.

Dagga smoking an entry point to more serious drugs - Cele

2018-09-19 12:40

Dagga smoking leads to the use of more serious drugs, Police Minister Bheki Cele believes.

KZN police bust 2 men with R1.3m worth of drugs

2018-09-18 15:34

KwaZulu-Natal police say they have arrested two men in Chatsworth for being in possession of drugs worth R1.3m.

Dagga ruling a joint victory - now to hash out the details

2018-09-18 13:04

The highest court in the land has lived up to its name and upheld a Western Cape High Court decision that it is legal to be in possession of dagga in your private capacity.

KZN cops arrest 3, seize drugs worth R600 000 in Phoenix raids

2018-09-13 15:09

KwaZulu-Natal police have hit two "drug dens" in the Phoenix area, north of Durban, arresting three people and netting hundreds of thousands of rands worth of drugs.

Multiple arrests after drug, abalone busts worth millions at OR Tambo airport

2018-08-22 13:15

Several suspects have been arrested at OR Tambo International Airport over the past few days after they were found with drugs worth millions in their luggage.

Man busted with stash of drugs worth over R5m on bus in Eastern Cape

2018-08-09 12:08

Police have caught a man in possession of drugs with an estimated street value of R5m on a bus in King Williams Town, Eastern Cape.

SEE: 1.6 tons of cocaine seized from boat

2018-07-21 18:58

Two men have appeared in a British court via a video link after a large amount of cocaine was seized from a boat in the English Channel.

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