The forgotten fight? Soweto residents still unaware of Joburg’s first township rehab

At the start of 2018, the department of social development opened a drug rehabilitation centre in Soweto. Despite being fully funded by the government and free to the public, the centre has had very little effect. Tshepo has been using heroin for the past six years. A mechanic by trade and father of five, little gets in the way of Tsepho and his fix. He knows nothing about the rehab centre in Soweto – nor do many of the countless other addicts living in the area.

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