RaveSafe believes that each individual
has the right to accurate and honest information about drugs
and their effects, so that we can make informed decisions about
our lives and health. Being ravers ourselves, we realise that
it is important to know what the substances available are, how
they affect our bodies and state of mind.
We are an informal group of people who
research and distribute information that is of interest to the
rave community. We are always collecting information about common
street, dance and over-the-counter drugs, and the risks associated
with them. We are also interested in safe raving techniques,
and other topics that we believe ravers deserve honest information
Whilst we neither promote nor condemn
the use of drugs, we believe that if you choose to take drugs,
you should be well informed of the risks involved. Knowledge
Is Power. We promote drug education and the Harm Reduction
We care about the scene and the youth,
and want to develop the potential of dance & techno culture
in a positive direction.
RaveSafe started in South Africa in 1993
in Johannesburg and Cape Town. We have had this web page up since
December 1994. It is modelled on, and draws inspiration from
similiar Harm Reduction organisations in Europe.
Local groups promote safe raving and distribute
the information. They strive to have staffed stalls, and sometimes
chill rooms, at large Rave parties. Here the literature is available,
and they aim to provide a friendly and understanding source of
assistance to people who would not be comfortable approaching
the authorities for help or advice. RaveSafe volunteers are experienced
people who understand the unique situations that arise at parties.
Take a look here
for contact details for RaveSafe chapters, as well as other similiar
Want to get a local group going ? Take
a look at the "How to
start a RaveSafe chapter" page.
Why not join one of our mailing lists ?
More information on RaveSafe mailing lists here.
We also involve ourselves in Drug Policy
and network with other organisations as much as possible. Here
is what we have done:
- RaveSafe made a submission
to South Africa's National Drug Policy in January 1998.
- We presented a report on our work to the Medical
Research Council "Southern African Community Epidemiology
Network on Drug Use" Report Back meeting in Pretoria on the
15th October 1998, October 1999, April 2000, October 2000, April
2001 and October 2001
Just say KNOW !
We rely on sponsorship and donations, and
are a registered fundraising organisation. Volunteers are always
needed: if you would like to assist us or just need more information,
please come and visit us at a rave, or contact us by phone, fax
P O Box 31619, Braamfontein, 2017
Fax: +27 11 648-1616