This article explores educators’ duty in terms of running their own schools. It weighs
the importance of a drug-using learner’s right to privacy against that of the school
community’s security on the issue of random drug-testing. A comparison is drawn
between the American and the South African situation. The point of departure is a
pro-active stance on the sportsfield, leading to assistance in resistance training, the
identification of the need for professional help, and the creation of a drug-free school
environment. The ultimate issue is the random drug-testing of all learners.