About RaveSafe

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 about.

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 approach.

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 organisations.

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


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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 or e-mail.

P O Box 31619, Braamfontein, 2017

Fax: +27 11 648-1616

e-mail: ravesafe@milkyway.co.za




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