The South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (Sanca) Soweto Treatment Centre is a non-profit organization that was established in 1980 by SANCA Johannesburg. It came into existence as a response to growing problems of Substance Abuse in Soweto.

The population growth of Soweto, the prevalence of drugs, the demand for substances treatment programmes and political evolution made the organization to be available to render its services for harm reduction and fighting substance abuse within the community

In 2005 Sanca Soweto got its autonomy from SANCA Johannesburg and now independent under the affiliation of Sanca National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.

Sanca Soweto has a rich tradition of developing Programmes for addicted children and adults and also addressing substance abuse in the early stages of addiction.

Our role is to rehabilitate those who are abusing drugs, alcohol and inhalants and focus on all sectors of society, as addiction knows no barriers to aspects such as class, age , race or gender

Boards Priority Goals

Human Resources
Finalisation and redrafting of policies
Infrastructure (environment, halfway house, meadowlands, rezoning, tittle deed, etc.)
Marketing and Communications (increasing visibility)

Board Structure

Mr Major Cindi


Mr Lot Mahlangu

Fundraising and Events

Mr Brian Mazibuko

Human Resources

Mr Teddy Martins

Community Development

Mr King Sibiya

Community Representative


Users who accessed services.


Aftercare programmes


Prevention and Awareness programme


Ke-Moja School Based Programme

Management MemberS

Mr Tshepo Kau

Head of Services

Ms Winnie Tlou

Finance and HR Manager

Mr Bolokang Molefe

Communications & Advocacy Officer

Mrs Nellie Mathibe

Medical Manager

Ms Mapula Nkomo

Community Development Manager

Ms Zakhithi Nsele

Social Worker Supervisor

Mr Richard Mosupyoe

Employee Relations