The month of August is coming to an end and BOSASNet’s Substance Abuse Awareness Month (SAAM) is wrapping up.


SAAM 2015 began on a high note with an Awareness Walk in the Mogoditshane area to sensitise the residents on the existence of services provided by BOSASNet as well as disseminating information through the distribution of pamphlets.

Following the Awareness Walk, BOSASNet hosted a vibrant Poetry Slam Competition. This attracted many talented youth between the ages of 15 to 25, taking the stage to give their rendition of the theme using spoken word. Many messages were shared through the poems and ultimately Silva became the top poet walking away with the first prize of the competition.

SAAM would not end without a family event and this year BOSASNet has organised a Fete and Family Fun Day on Saturday 29th August.

The Fete, in line with the theme, aims to encourage family time without the use of substances. It will be in BOSASNet grounds, with various activities to entertain both the young and the old. Entry is FREE; some of the activities include…

  • Raffles and Auctions (with various prizes)
  • Kiddie’s corner (Face painting, Jumping castle, etc)
  • Traditional games
  • Plant sale
  • Music
  • Food, drinks and water stalls
  • PlayStation competitions
  • Piñatas
  • Clothes’ stall
  • Cosmetics’ stall
  • and many more.

The final event for SAAM 2015 will be the BOSASNet Awareness Race. This will be an exciting race that will involve solving clues and tasks through check points to get to the finishing line.

The race aims to educate participants about a drug-free lifestyle, while solving clues around the CBD area.

The event will be on Saturday 5th September.

For more information on the above events please contact BOSASNet on the details below. If you think that you need help with substance abuse, or if you have a friend or family member who might, we encourage you to seek support.

You can find BOSASNet on Facebook, visit us on, or call us at 3959119 or 72659891 for more information.

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