Vol. 3 No. 2 (2020): Volume 3 Issue 2 Year 2020

Fire on the Mountain: Reinvigorating Legislative Measures to Quench the Flame of Illicit Drug Use in South Africa

Sogo Angel Olofinbiyi
Department of Criminology & Forensic Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Republic of South Africa
Thembelihle Mtambo
Department of Criminology & Forensic Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Republic of South Africa

Published 2020-05-14


  • Criminal acts,
  • Illicit drug use,
  • Legislations,
  • Policies,
  • Social vices,
  • South Africa
  • ...More

How to Cite

Olofinbiyi, S. A., & Mtambo, T. (2020). Fire on the Mountain: Reinvigorating Legislative Measures to Quench the Flame of Illicit Drug Use in South Africa. Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, 3(2), 15-29. https://doi.org/10.34256/ajir2032

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South African societies have been characterized by the prolific incidence of illicit drug use in recent times.  The paper attempts to examine the legislations implemented on the use of illicit drugs in South Africa. The study adopts a review of the literature to identify and describe the most common illicit drugs used around South Africa communities, placing emphasis on the policies developed by the South African government in combating these situations. The research follows a critical   discussion on the issues associated with drug use, its causes, as well as its effects on humans and the environment. The study recommends relevant initiatives to combat all intricacies associated with drug use within the country. This approach will be appropriate in facilitating a clear-cut   understanding of the possible remedies to quench the burning flame of illicit drug use across a broad range of South African communities.


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