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The UN’s World Drug Report 2020 shows that drug markets have been reported to be increasing especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. What’s more, drug markets will flourish in the coming years because of insufficient policy attention on the increasing illicit trade of drugs in South Africa and other parts of the continent. In part two of our two-part mini-series, we take a high-level look at the situation in our country.
The UN’s World Drug Report 2020 shows that drug markets have been reported to be increasing especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. What’s more, drug markets will flourish in the coming years because of insufficient policy attention on the increasing illicit trade of drugs in South Africa and other parts of the continent. In part two of our two-part mini-series, we take a high-level look at the situation in our country.
Poor policies, complicit police deepen SA’s drug problem
UN World Drug Report Part 2
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The UN’s World Drug Report 2020 shows that drug markets are reported to be increasing especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. What’s more, drug markets will flourish in the coming years because of insufficient policy attention on the increasing illicit trade of drugs in South Africa and other parts of the continent. In part one of our two-part mini-series, we take a closer look at the recently released report.
The UN’s World Drug Report 2020 shows that drug markets are reported to be increasing especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. What’s more, drug markets will flourish in the coming years because of insufficient policy attention on the increasing illicit trade of drugs in South Africa and other parts of the continent. In part one of our two-part mini-series, we take a closer look at the recently released report.
Inaction and weak policies boost the illicit drug market

UN World Drug Report

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SAACoN condemns Zim authorities' action against peaceful protests

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The Southern African Anti-corruption Network - which includes Corruption Watch - has condemned in a press statement the heavy-handed treatment of peaceful anti-corruption protesters in Zimbabwe. The network reminds Zimbabwe of its obligations under various regional, continental and international human rights instruments and treaties, and demands that authorities cease to violate protesters' rights.
The Southern African Anti-corruption Network - which includes Corruption Watch - has condemned in a press statement the heavy-handed treatment of peaceful anti-corruption protesters in Zimbabwe. The network reminds Zimbabwe of its obligations under various regional, continental and international human rights instruments and treaties, and demands that authorities cease to violate protesters' rights.
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Ipid amendment bill will address gaps, clip minister's wings
An amendment to the Ipid Act is in motion, and this will address gaps and weaknesses. At a meeting in July of the parliamentary portfolio committee of police, chairperson Tine Joemat-Petterson revealed that her office has started the process of drafting an amendment bill – and she has already seen the first draft.
An amendment to the Ipid Act is in motion, and this will address gaps and weaknesses. At a meeting in July of the parliamentary portfolio committee of police, chairperson Tine Joemat-Petterson revealed that her office has started the process of drafting an amendment bill – and she has already seen the first draft.

Ipid Act amendment

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