Articles by Ian Broughton

Tension in Hillbrow after residents attack drug dealers

Drug dealers and users have moved one block further away from where they were

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15 October 2018

Homeless poorly treated in Bedfordview

People living on the street say they will resist smear campaigns and persistent attempts to have them removed

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8 October 2018

Bedfordview beggars face crackdown

Fuelled by rhetoric on crime, attitudes to beggars all over the country are hardening

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25 October 2017

Western Cape to toughen alcohol controls

It cannot be “business as usual for the liquor industry” says Medical Research Council researcher

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6 September 2017

New drug plan promises shift in policy

For the first time, the plan includes input from drug users

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29 August 2017

Harm reduction versus abstinence: experts debate drug laws

SA Drug Policy Week kicks off in Cape Town

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2 August 2017

Don’t treat drug users as criminals, say health workers

Harm reduction better than a police war on drugs, argues TB/HIV Care Association

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8 February 2017

Homeless in Durban “dumped” outside the city

Municipality spokesperson says “vagrants” are a “scourge”

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9 December 2016

Medical lawsuits threaten to derail the health system

South African hospitals need drastic reform to avoid disaster

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8 November 2016

GroundUp goes shelter-hopping in Durban

Some charge R20 for a night in a filthy building

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4 October 2016

We’re being targeted, say homeless

Homeless people in Observatory, Woodstock and Bellville have complained about a wave of law enforcement operations against them in the last two months.

Ian Broughton

8 April 2015

Masekane: a crisis in the heart of Woodstock

A hacking cough comes from the motley group of people huddled together in a flimsy shack alongside the railway line near Woodstock’s industrial area. It could be from the smoke from the fire; it could be from the cigarette smoke that fills the shack – or it could be tuberculosis.

Ian Broughton

10 October 2014

National Health Insurance: struggling to be born

South Africa’s bid to provide universal health care through National Health Insurance (NHI) could fail if government does not learn lessons from other countries, a conference heard last week.

Ian Broughton

6 October 2014

Healthcare workers worry injecting heroin on increase

Sunday 31 August was International Overdose Awareness Day. Health workers in Cape Town have warned of a possible increase in drug overdoses and the spread of infectious diseases, including HIV, if the use of needles to inject drugs increases.

Ian Broughton

2 September 2014