South Africa saw its share of drug-related crime in 2016. Media personality Hope Zinde was reportedly the casualty of a drug-related murder, while murder accused Henri van Breda was more recently busted for drugs. According to the 2015/2016 crime statistics, an average of more than 700 drug-related crimes were recorded each day. Approaches to the problem vary, but most agree on two things: one, a punitive approach doesn’t work; and two, it’s time to go back to the drawing board. MARELISE VAN DER MERWE talked to two men working in the trenches, whom you can catch at this year’s South African Recovery Film Festival.