It wouldn’t be a Sunday evening without the investigative and human-interest stories on SA’s award-winning current affairs programme. This week the crew travels to Lisbon, Portugal, to find out if their famous approach to their addiction problem might provide a blueprint for turning the tide in the fight against drugs here. In the 70s and 80s Portugal’s port capital Lisbon was overrun by drug peddlers. By 1999 the country had the highest rate of HIV among injecting drug users in Europe. Then it adopted one of the world’s most progressive drug policies – and impact has been startling. Another story looks at zoos around South Africa – are our animals living in cages that are too small and in inadequate conditions? Can our municipalities manage them effectively? It wouldn’t be a Sunday evening without the investigative and human-interest stories on SA’s award-winning current affairs programme. This week the crew travels to Lisbon, Portugal, to find out if their famous approach to their addiction problem might provide a blueprint for turning the tide in the fight against drugs here. In the 70s and 80s Portugal’s port capital Lisbon was overrun by drug peddlers. By 1999 the country had the highest rate of HIV among injecting drug users in Europe. Then it adopted one of the world’s most progressive drug policies – and impact has been startling. Another story looks at zoos around South Africa – are our animals living in cages that are too small and in inadequate conditions? Can our municipalities manage them effectively?

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