• CYPSA Survey: Public Opinion on Dagga (Cannabis)

    We say NO to the Legalization of dagga is South Africa. Help CYPSA by answering our short anonymous online survey. Read More
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  • The Concerned Young People of South Africa |Who are we?

  • Vision

    We recognize the uniqueness of every young person. We believe they should grow up in safe environments, free from all forms of abuse and danger. We believe that society’s moral standard can be restored if we as a country stand united against social ills.
  • Our Mission

    Voicing the various needs of communities. Creating awareness of social ills in our society. Showing the way out to drug addicts, prostitutes, porn slaves etc. Shaking up the “comfort-zone dwellers” who say that the problem is not theirs.
  • Our Aim

    Our primary aim is to restore the moral fibre and backbone back into society, and in the process of doing so, to eradicate social ills. Efforts in this direction take the form of awareness campaigns run throughout the country, where we warn society of the truth surrounding vices such as drug abuse, pornography, human trafficking and immorality.
  • Correctional Facilities

    We visit correctional facilities with a message of hope for inmates based on reconciliation and forgiveness within their communities. We see jails as a viable source to strengthen the economy of South Africa. Our vision is to re-incorporate inmates back into society and support them in fulfilling their role as responsible citizens of South Africa.
  • The Community

    We consider it our responsibility to voice the needs, concerns and challenges of those communities who are often overlooked .
  • The Youth

    The youth of today are the future leaders of our country. We know that prevention is better than cure, and by making the youth aware of the dangers present in society today, we will help them to avoid finding themselves the victims of drug addiction, prostitution, human trafficking and criminality tomorrow. We endeavour to play a role in ensuring the brightest possible futures for the youth of South Africa.
  • Literature

    We distribute thousands of pamphlets to the public and to learners and educators during our sessions at schools. These pamphlets expose the dangers of a range of vices and also include our contact details to aid those who are seeking help.
  • Creating Awareness

    We believe prevention is better than cure and visit communities, schools, NGO's, NPO's, the SAPS, governmental and traditional leaders, correctional facilities, universities and radio stations to raise awareness, to educate and to highlight current events that are of concern to us as an organization.
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Pornography

Pornography

Pornography is addictive. It destroys marriages and fuels sexual offences, including rape. Read More
Youth And Education

Youth And Education

Our youth are our future. Read More
The Economy

The Economy

The state of our economy has an enormous effect on the daily lives, and wallets, of all people, Read More
Human Trafficking & Prostitution

Human Trafficking & Prostitution

SA is among the 10 countries in Africa where human trafficking is worst, with 100000 people trafficked each year. Read More
Crime & Gangsterism

Crime & Gangsterism

Gangsterism is an age-old problem that has affected families as well as whole communities. Read More
Testimonies

Testimonies

True stories of those who have escaped drug addiction, pornography addiction and other vices. Read More
Contact Us

Contact Us

Get in touch with CYPSA. Read More
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  • [DEBUNKING DAGGA DEBATE DISPUTES]
    Argument 1: They say ... cigarettes and alcohol kill thousands every year and are legal, yet nobody has ever died as a result of smoking dagga and it remains ILLEGAL... but...

    "What about cigarettes and alcohol?" is a red herring regularly thrown the public's way by those advocating the legalization of dagga in South Africa.   Read More
  • Argument 2: They say... dagga is categorically not a gateway drug... but

    We have heard this statement twice now on national television with no evidence to support it. CYPSA's first-hand experience shows clearly that dagga is in Read More
  • Argument 3: They say… dagga has never killed anyone, anywhere, ever, but…

    Another argument you will hear regularly from pro-legalization lobbyists is that dagga has never killed anyone, as opposed to other socially acceptable substances (which are Read More
  • Argument 4: They say... prohibition doesn't work, but...

    Pro-legalization lobbyists love the word 'prohibition' as it carries with it certain connotations. They seek to remind people of the failed alcohol prohibition in America Read More
  • Argument 5: They say… it’s my right to use dagga, but…

    The fact that we have human rights does not mean that we have the right to do whatever we want. Lobbyists are fighting for their right Read More
  • Argument 6: They say… dagga is a safe or ‘soft’ drug, but…

    Seeds are being sown in the form of the opinion that dagga is somehow 'softer' or safer than other illegal drugs such as heroin or Read More
  • Argument 7: They say… a lot about sugar, but…

    Three out of three debates regarding the legalization of dagga, aired on a certain national news programme over the past couple of months, have strangely Read More
  • Argument 8: They say… money spent on prosecuting dagga offenders could be better spent, but…

    "Dedicating police officers and resources towards arresting cannabis [dagga] users is wasting taxpayers' money, and police should instead focus their attentions on stopping rape and Read More
  • Argument 9: They say… legalization will benefit us economically, but…

    "Just think of all the money we can make!" say those who would see dagga legalized in South Africa. Alarmingly, this sentiment seems to be Read More
  • Argument 10: They say… legalization will keep dagga out of the hands of the youth, but…

    Lobbyists claim the legalization of dagga will help to control and regulate the drug, keeping it out of the hands of the youth of South Read More
  • Argument 11: They say… we should fall in line with international trends and legalize dagga, but…

    If your friends were jumping into a fire would you do it as well? Many of us may remember being asked this question by our Read More
  • Argument 12: They say… dagga does not contribute to an increase in fatal car accidents… but…

    Despite unsubstantiated claims made to the contrary, driving under the influence of dagga most definitely does play a role in a huge number of car Read More
  • Argument 13 - They say... dagga is not addictive... but...

    People begin to depend on the stimulation to the brain that dagga provides and then continue to use it even when it begins to impact Read More
  • Argument 14: They say… dagga never killed anyone, anywhere, ever… but…

    A 53 year old in the United Kingdom has died from heart complications which arose as a direct result of his 10 year-long addiction to Read More
  • Argument 15: They say… dagga does not damage the brain… but…

    Anyone who has experienced the changes in a family member or loved one after they began smoking dagga knows that, not only is the mental Read More
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  • Download and Distribute Our Petition Forms: Take a Stand on Issues that Will Harm Our Communities Read More
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  • 188 Page Report by Colorado State Health Department

    Read more about the negative repercussions of the legalization of dagga in this state in the USA. Read More
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  • 'Medical Dagga' - An agenda for legal drug dealing?

    'Medical Dagga' is a phrase coined by those who would see dagga legalized in SA. The reality is that there is no such thing as 'Medical Dagga'. Read More
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Recently Added Articles [What You Need to Know to be in the Know]

  • The Truth about Dagga

    Don't be misled, dagga is not a safe or soft drug as some people claim. Read these articles and and hear the truth about dagga. Click a dot to scroll through articles.
  • Colorado’s Own State Panel Releases 188 Page Scientific Report on the Dangers of Dagga

      In 2001, Colorado State USA started a gradual legalization of dagga which began with the medicinal use of dagga and ended with the legalization of the recreational use of cannabis in January 2014. The Read More
  • Dagga: The Mask

    My name is Christopher and I first smoked dagga when I was 13 years old. By the time I reached matric, at the age of 17, I was fully addicted to dagga and I continued Read More
  • Dagga: Adam's Experience

      My relationship with dagga began at the age of 14 when a friend who had moved from Johannesburg to Durban introduced me to it. I was curious to see what the effects of the Read More
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  • Say NO To The Legalization of Dagga in South Africa - Sign Our Online Petition

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  • Our Environment, Fracking and Our Constitution

    Despite the current water crisis in our country, there are plans already in motion to "frack" in KZN. This process pollutes millions of liters of water. Read More
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