As December continues, some South Africans are likely to be spending end of the year bonuses on booze in what the World Health Organisation (WHO) has dubbed one of Africa’s hardest drinking nations.
Thandi* Maringa had returned home after three years of living on the streets. Although she was safely home, she could not outrun the consequences of life on the street that her family says ultimately killed her.
Gauteng’s lack of halfway houses and after rehabilitation care could be setting some former drug addicts up to fail, according to social worker Goddard Ngobeni who works in Winterveld outside of Pretoria.
Children as young as 8 years old in the rural Western Cape are using drugs to escape problems like poverty, HIV and domestic violence, according research presented at the Rural Health Conference currently underway in Worcester.