1991J. Anderson inFocus on Afr. July–Sept. 82There are dealers on every street corner, selling a potent mix of cannabis and ‘buttons’ — white mandrax tablets. According to Deon Daniels, resident DJ at the Base, the drug problem runs deep. ‘The Mandrax drug is easily obtainable...And the little kids are smoking it.’
1993Fair Lady 21 Apr. 76Mandrax...The ‘buttons’ as the drug is called on the street are often hidden in the seams of saris. ‘Buttons’ are produced in Bombay at a cost of about 30 cents a tablet. In South Africa the same tablet is sold..for R20.
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