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Evin's Life Story

At the age of six, I lost my father to the streets. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder, leaving my 24- year-old mother to raise three children on her own.

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Linda's Testimony

Growing up, I almost had it all life. At school I was bright and very active. As I mentioned though, I almost had it all because I never knew my father and I was raised by my single mother.

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Asiphe's Testimony

To fit into this gang of robbers I wanted to prove a point and we decided to rob a shop and I forced my way into the shop and it all went wrong. I was caught on the surveillance cameras. I was arrested and charged with Armed Robbery...

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Bheki's Story

In 2016, I was caught in possession of crack cocaine. Fortunately, my uncle bailed me out for R5000. Things got worse and I started stealing from home, shops, robbing people and hijacking cars. My Grandmother tried to intervene. My mother would cry a lot because of my lifestyle and the community was getting tired of me. It came to a point where I had to make a decision...

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Christopher's Journey

​My life of sin started when I was five years old on the day that my mother died in a car accident. On that day I rejected God and the plan that he had for me.

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Wayne's Story

Despite going to Bible Class every Saturday and church every Sunday, by the time I was 14 I had started smoking cigarettes and was having the occasional beer, which I would steal from my father's secret stash in the garage.

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Sthabiso's Story

I was a drug addict, but it didn't start with the "hard" drugs, it started with cigarettes!

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Dagga: Stephan's Story

Previously I had been a top sportsman, taking part in rugby, cricket, gymnastics, tennis, swimming, golf, athletics, cycling and wrestling and now I couldn't even run 100m without wanting to vomit because of my dagga habit. Before dagga I used to be a top performer at school, always at the top of my grade.

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Dagga: Adam's Experience

Dagga helped me to ignore the responsibilities of daily life and took hold of me quickly. As my addiction grew, I began to experience the dark side of a drug which many claim is 'soft' and the use of which is often described as harmless fun.

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Dagga: The Mask

​My name is Christopher and I first smoked dagga when I was 13 years old. By the time I reached matric, at the age of 17, I was fully addicted to dagga and I continued to smoke until the age of 31.