Drugs, Violence and Governability in the Future of South Africa

"Essentially there are two broad domains of the illicit drug phenomenon: supply and demand. Supply refers to the manufacture, cultivation,production,processing,smuggling, distribution and sales of illicit drugs. Demand refers to an individual's desire to consume an illicit drug, or drug use. This paper will endeavour to explain the current and potential situation of illicit drugs and violence in South Africa based on the tripartite conceptual framework, a theory developed by an American researcher, Paul Goldstein, and then conclude with a discussion of the implications for government and policy formulation."