Mission to the Republic of South Africa


VIENNA, 24 October - From 19 - 21 October 2016, an INCB mission visited the Republic of South Africa. The mission was led by Mr. Raymond Yans, Member of the Board, accompanied by Mr. Paul Rabbat of the INCB secretariat. The objective of the mission was to discuss the implementation by the Republic of South Africa of the three international drug control conventions.

The mission, which was coordinated by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, held-high level talks with senior officials from the South African Government.

Meetings were held with the participation of the Department of Social Development, the Central Drug Authority, Home Affairs, the Departments of Basic Education and Higher Education and Training, the Health and Medicines Control Council, the National Youth Commission, Justice and Constitutional Services, the Department of Sport and Recreation, the Department of Science and Technology, the Department of Correctional Services, the South African Police Services and the South African Revenue Service. While in the country, the mission also visited the Dr Fabian and Florence Ribeiro Treatment Centre.

The findings of the mission will be presented to the Board at its 118th session, scheduled to take place in February 2017.

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