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Prevention of and Treatment for Substance Abuse

Updated: 

2013-04-11

Originator: 

Minister of Social Development

Draft Bill
Draft bill full text: 

Issued by the department of social development - access for Policy Documents subscribers, or purchase this document

Year of publication: 

2007

Publication for comment (draft bill): 

Notice published in GG 29554 of 26 January 2007 - access for Government Gazette subscribers, or purchase this document

Explanatory summary: 

Published in GG 30814 of 25 February 2008 - access for Government Gazette subscribers, or purchase this document

Hearings, briefings and submissions on draft bill: 
Bill
Bill number: 

B12-2008

Year of publication: 

2008

Bill full text: 

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Act
Act number: 

70 of 2008

Year of publication: 

2008

Commencement date: 

31 March 2013 (Proc 8, GG 36304, 2013-03-28)

Act full text: 
Further Information
News articles: 
  • Drug abuse bill open to public for comment – Cape Times (2007-01-23) (access to SA Media – search for title)
  • New bill to tackle drug scourge – Cape Argus (2007-01-23) (access to SA Media – search for title)
  • Views on drug-abuse legislation sought – The Star (2007-01-23) (access to SA Media – search for title)
  • Substance abuse bill to focus more on prevention – Cape Times (2007-01-24) (access to SA Media – search for title)
  • Bill focuseson drug prevention (sic focuses on) – Pretoria News (2007-01-24) (access to SA Media – search for title)
  • Drug action committees on the cards – Saturday Weekend Argus (2007-01-27) (access to SA Media – search for title)
  • Bill places anti-drug battle in the hands of the community – Sunday Tribune (2007-01-28) (access to SA Media – search for title)
  • Drug abuse costs South Africa billions – SABC News (2007-08-20)
  • Bill should address all aspects of addiction, even legal ones – Die Volksblad (2008-04-30)
  • Hearings in Bay this week on two vital bills - Eastern Province Herald (2008-08-13) (access to SA Media - search for title)
  • Tobacco and drugs bills come up for public participation - Cape Times (2008-08-19) (access to SA Media - search for title)
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