Scientists need greater understanding of the bacterium's basic biology, as well as more about how it is spread from one individual to the next.
The pharmaceutical waste from Buffalo City dump sites reveals that the sale of over-the-counter drugs remains vastly unregulated and under-researched.
In the 1950s, the African yam was exploited by drugs firm Boots to produce cortisone. But South Africans fought back against the plundering of a plant that they used for traditional healing.
Sedatives contributed to a pharmaceutical revolution in South Africa in the divided 1950s, especially among white users.
There are two histories of dagga in South Africa - the one of criminalising it and the other of the state trying to make money off it.
Opium played a fascinating role in southern African colonial politics, conﬂict and social change - from the poppy fields of Mozambique to the early days of Johannesburg city.
From colonial poppy fields to pharmatrash, southern Africa offers a fascinating history of drug regimes – one that helps us make sense of drug policies and legislation today.