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Gauteng Govt: Lots of Cannabis talk but where’s the action?

Gauteng seeks to be the industrial cannabis hub of South Africa. Provincial Premier David Makhuru grabbed the headlines with his State of the Province Address (SOPA) on 22 February 2021, saying cannabis should be a major contributor to the economy.   Gauteng premier Makhuru: focus on processing rather than agriculture   Makhuru’s words are in […]

Eastern Cape backs cannabis college for Lusikisiki

The Eastern Cape government says it supports the idea of the Lusikisiki Teachers’ Training College grounds being turned into a cannabis educational facility The Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform said on 14 February 2020 that cannabis had the potential to unlock billions of rands to develop the province. Job creator It was quoted […]

Govt backed East London grow-op lines up $50m off-take agreement

A government-backed East London cannabis export production facility says it has secured offtake agreements with a United States company to the value of US50 million (R800 million).  The facility, a growhouse in the city’s Industrial Development Zone, has applied for a cultivation licence and is awaiting final sign-off from the South African Health Products Regulatory […]

Eastern Cape seeks different cannabis licensing model

The Eastern Cape is developing an alternative licensing model to the current South African status quo. The provincial government is driving a process aimed at helping illegal cannabis growers and says the permit system must not only favour big business. A discussion document published in June 2020 by the Eastern Cape Socio Economic Council (ECSEC) […]

Gauteng Govt: Lots of Cannabis talk but where’s the action?

Gauteng seeks to be the industrial cannabis hub of South Africa. Provincial Premier David Makhuru grabbed the headlines with his State of the Province Address (SOPA) on 22 February 2021, saying cannabis should be a major contributor to the economy.   Gauteng premier Makhuru: focus on processing rather than agriculture   Makhuru’s words are in […]

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Eastern Cape govt to help 600 cannabis growers get licenses

The Eastern Cape provincial government has identified 600 potential cannabis farmers as core growers in its drive to develop the fledgling industry.  And it will invest R4,5 million in formalizing a legal cannabis industry in the Eastern Cape.   Royal Call to Grow Local The news has been welcomed by the AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, […]

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Eastern Cape backs cannabis college for Lusikisiki

The Eastern Cape government says it supports the idea of the Lusikisiki Teachers’ Training College grounds being turned into a cannabis educational facility The Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform said on 14 February 2020 that cannabis had the potential to unlock billions of rands to develop the province. Job creator It was quoted […]

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Govt backed East London grow-op lines up $50m off-take agreement

A government-backed East London cannabis export production facility says it has secured offtake agreements with a United States company to the value of US50 million (R800 million).  The facility, a growhouse in the city’s Industrial Development Zone, has applied for a cultivation licence and is awaiting final sign-off from the South African Health Products Regulatory […]

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Eastern Cape seeks different cannabis licensing model

The Eastern Cape is developing an alternative licensing model to the current South African status quo. The provincial government is driving a process aimed at helping illegal cannabis growers and says the permit system must not only favour big business. A discussion document published in June 2020 by the Eastern Cape Socio Economic Council (ECSEC) […]

SA moves towards legalizing cannabis… sort of

South Africa is inching towards the partial legalization of cannabis with the presentation of the Cannabis for Private Purpose Bill to Parliament’s Justice Committee on 4 September 2020.  The amended Bill had previously been given the green light by Cabinet, and now will now  passed over to Parliament for final review, some experts believe that […]