City: Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria
Organisations: South Africa Network of People who Use Drugs (SANPUD). With TB HIV Care, OUT and Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre.
In Pretoria, a football match was held between a Support. Don’t Punish team and the University of Pretoria.
In Cape Town, we held an awareness campaign in conjunction with Hope House and the Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre. This was held in a local, under privileged High School and was attended by community members, youth and the community. Information about the campaign was shared and a discussion held with Mr Mac Kenzie who is the Ward Counsellor in the area. This Community of Bonteheuwel has a very high prevalence of substance use especially amongst young adults. The theme of the day was Keep School Doors open, Keep Prison Doors Closed.
In Durban, a cake-off competition was held at our drop-in Centre and PWUD community members were divided into 4 teams and had a competition as to who could create the best Support. Don’t Punish cake. The cake was then sliced and distributed amongst the homeless and PWUD community. This day was a great success and attended by PWUD members and their families.