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A Dirty Business: Drugs in South African Townships

Illegal drug use is a serious problem in South Africa. According to the United Nations’ 2012 World Drug Report, South Africa is the most important producer of crystal meth in the region.

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After marijuana, crystal meth is the most popular illegal drug in the country. Over the past decade, the rising rate of addiction to crystal meth has become one of the country’s biggest economic and social problems.