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Social Development announces regulations for Substance Abuse Act

The DoSD has published its Prevention and Treatment for Substance Abuse Act Regulations in Government Gazette Number 35125 on 9 March 2012 and has called for public comment.

Comments must be submitted in writing to the Director-General: Department of Social Development, Private Bag X901, Pretoria, 0001, fax number 086 214 6700 or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. within three months of the date of publication.

The Regulations (Part 1 and II) make provision for, inter alia, minimum norms and standards for prevention programmes, early intervention services, the protection of children and service users in treatment centres, the registration of community-based services and the management of community-based services, and the registration and monitoring and evaluation of various treatment centres and out-patient services.


Click here to view Part 1 and Part 11 of the Regulations.