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CannaSphere Africa TV - Cannabis News, Entertainment & Lifestyle Show.

Bringing Cannabis Into the Mainstream Via DSTV

Welcome to Cannasphere Africa TV now on DSTV Channel 263 every Tuesday at 21h00, the ground-breaking new show on cannabis in Africa, with repeats every Thursay (07h00) and Sunday (19h00)

CannaSphere Africa TV is a media collaboration between Cheeba Africa’s Craft Cannabis TV and premier cannabis news and industry resource service, Cannabiz Africa. 

Join us for a news and entertainment cannabis lifestyle TV show, sparking intriguing, multi-layered discussions and breaking down cannabis stigmas. 

CannaSphere leads the cannabis conversation as South Africa lurches toward legalization and uncovers what it means to bring a previously criminalized commodity into the open cannabis market. 

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Where can I watch CannaSphere Africa?

CannaSphere Line-Up

  • Hosts Trenton Birch and Linda Siboto, co-founders of Cheeba Africa and the renowned Cheeba Cannabis Academy, run the show out of Cape Town with 
  • The Kush Queen, Noxy Mhlongo (@thekushqueen_sa) handles the lifestyle desk in Jozi, and 
  • Brett Hilton-Barber manages the newsdesk from the Cannabiz Africa offices in Limpopo.
  • Jeff Verlinden will handle B2B news and international developments

  • Dr Shiksha Gallow & Dr Carmen James are Cannasphere’s medicinal cannabis experts

  • Grow with Cuban Zulu

Trenton Birch - Cheeba Africa Co-Founder

Trenton Birch

Co-founder of Cheeba Africa

Trenton Birch has been at the forefront of the South African music industry for over two decades. He was a radio and TV presenter and producer at the SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) for 5 years, a live music producer for Real Concerts and Big Concerts and an artist manager. 

He has spent the last 10 years pioneering creative media education in South Africa where he was a Director / Partner at SAE Institute. He is the South Africa Director / Founding Member for the international music / education non-profit Bridges for Music, which is a groundbreaking music and entrepreneurial campus in Langa township in Cape Town. 

He recently founded Cheeba Africa, a cannabis health, wellness and education company that launched Africa’s first Cannabis Academy and also has its own media edutainment channel called Craft Cannabis TV.

Linda Siboto - Cheeba Africa Co-Founder

Linda Siboto

Co-founder of Cheeba Africa

Linda Siboto is one of the Co-Founders and Directors at Cheeba Africa, Africa’s first Cannabis education academy with a physical campus in Gauteng and an extensive online Cannabis course offering, ranging from medical Cannabis to growing.

At Cheeba Africa Linda is responsible for new business and sales and oversees their media channel Craft Cannabis TV.

 

Noxy Mhlongo - Social Media Cannabis Influencer

Noxy Mhlongo

Kush Queen

Noxy Mhlongo is a cannabis enthusiast who loves to share her knowledge about all things cannabis on social media.

She began her journey by creating educational content on her YouTube channel where she shares videos that help the average person to understand what cannabis is and it’s benefits.

 

Brett Hilton Barber; Cannabiz Africa; South African Journalist

Brett Hilton-Barber

Founder of Cannabiz Africa

Brett Hilton-Barber (63) is the founder and publisher of Cannabiz Africa, an online breaking news and content service centered around the emerging legal African cannabis market. Hilton-Barber is a media veteran and entrepreneur. He has  B.Journ degree from Rhodes University (1978)  and has worked as a freelancer for the Rand Daily Mail, BBC, Agency France Press and involved with start up media ventures, Vula and Lowveld Business and Farming in the 80’s. 

He then worked at Primedia as political editor (covering the Mandela era) and news editor before playing a key role in launching Cape Talk Radio where he was the station’s first programme manager, then acting station manager before developing iAfrica’s content strategy. 

He then purchased a tourism souvenir and publishing company, Art Publishers. Brett ’s publishing experience includes 8 books, including three on human origins with Prof Lee Berger from Wits University, and four books on the wildlife of Kruger. 

He sold Art Publishers in 2019 and relocated from Cape Town to his farm near Tzaneen in Limpopo from where he currently publishes Cannabiz Africa.

Jeff Verlinden

Jeff Verlinden will handle B2B news and international developments

For the latest tech developments and the unfolding business of cannabis there is no better presenter than biochemist Jeff Verlinden. Verlinden is at the forefront of the cannabis B2B space and has been working with the pharmaceutical majors, SAHPRA and other cannabis clients in South Africa and into Africa.  Verlinden has a passion for cannabis extraction and formulation workflows along with all necessary testing analytics and an insight into all the big deals going down. His knowledge of the cannabis value chain, current international trends and developments are noteworthy and essential to anyone wanting to stay ahead in the game.

He then worked at Primedia as political editor (covering the Mandela era) and news editor before playing a key role in launching Cape Talk Radio where he was the station’s first programme manager, then acting station manager before developing iAfrica’s content strategy. 

He then purchased a tourism souvenir and publishing company, Art Publishers. Brett ’s publishing experience includes 8 books, including three on human origins with Prof Lee Berger from Wits University, and four books on the wildlife of Kruger. 

He sold Art Publishers in 2019 and relocated from Cape Town to his farm near Tzaneen in Limpopo from where he currently publishes Cannabiz Africa.

Dr Shiksha Gallow

Dr Carmen James

Dr Shiksha Gallow and Dr Carmen James are Cannasphere’s medicinal cannabis experts

CBD is changing the world. The overwhelming weight of scientific evidence of the medical and health benefits of cannabis have led to the wave of legalization sweeping the world. Cannasphere’s medical segment is co-presented by leading cannabis health authorities, Dr Carmen James and Dr Shiksha Gallow.  Dr James is an integrative medical doctor and health coach, passionate about breaking stigmas and showing how cannabis can help people positively transform their lives. Dr Gallow is the principle investigator in South Africa’s first ethically-approved clinic trials involving cannabis. The company she founded, Biodata, will be overseeing a study that will compare the efficacy of cannabis in treating chronic pain compared to opioids. Dr Gallow is also the founder of the medical company Holistic Integrative Healing Institute, and has deep experience of using cannabis to treat patients with various ailments such as cancer and autoimmune disease. 

Cuban Zulu

Grow with Cuban Zulu

South Africa is one of the few countries in the world where people are being encouraged to grow their own cannabis at home. It’s legal and it’s fun. And Kwanda Mtetwa, aka Cuban Zulu  is the guy to tell you how to get the best performance from your plants. Cuban Zulu is cultivator manager at Cheeba’s Gauteng Cannabis Academy, and a well-travelled cannabis connoisseur who is building a reputation as one of South Africa’s finest quality boutique growers. He was the first SAHPRA accredited medical cannabis patient in South Africa and brings his expansive practical knowledge to the show.