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M Ayanda Bam

SOUTH AFRICA  5/5 About M Ayanda Bam Bam has been one of the most instrumental figures behind the scenes in getting cannabis reform off the ground this year. He pulled together the Private Sector Working Group to assist government

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Department of Trade and Industry

Department of Trade and Industry SOUTH AFRICA  4/5 About the DTI We’re thrilled the DTI has finally come to the Party, even though it walked into the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill like a bully on a school playground. 

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Arjan Roskam

Strain Hunters Documentary Presenter and Renowned Grower Netherlands  5/5 About Arjan Roskam The international documentary cannabis film-makers Strain Hunters have probably done more for the Eastern Cape cannabis economy than any other outsiders by introducing new chemovars and new

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Dr Shiksha Gallow

CEO BIODATA SOUTH AFRICA  5/5 About Dr Shiksha Gallow Dr Gallow’s passion and persistence have paid off in that her company Biodata has pulled off the first ethically-approved cannabis trials in South Africa. She is the lead investigator in

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Danie Nel

CEO of afriplex SOUTH AFRICA  4/5 About Danie Nel Danie Nel has positioned Afriplex squarely in the South African cannabis value chain. He’s shifted the Paarl-based botanicals extraction facility into the cannabis mainstream and is set to expand Afriplex’s

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Brian van Rooyen

SOUTH AFRICA Current Rating:  5/5 Previously:  3.5/5 About Brain van Rooyen Van Rooyen knows about the power of persistence from his rugby days and it seems to be paying off. After nearly losing its JSE-listing earlier this year

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Dr Thandeka Kunene

Dr Thandeka Kunene

SOUTH AFRICA  5/5 About Dr Thandeka Kunene “Look at me. I’m a Rasta and a Zulu girl and I did it!”  Dr Kunene is an inspirational role model of turning problems into opportunities.  The Queen of Cannabis (“without a

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david frost Canna-Tourism

David Frost

SOUTH AFRICA  5/5 About David Frost Frost represents an industry that has been smacked sideways and then some by the Covid pandemic. Could canna-tourism be one of the ways of clawing back international tourism spend? Frost believes so. He

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Gabriel Theron

SOUTH AFRICA  5/5 About Gabriel Theron Theron’s Cilo Cybin Pharmaeutical is one of the few SA cannabis licence holders who is on the money with the cultivation and export of Durban Poison out of Gauteng (a pity South Africans

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Tej Virk

LESOTHO/UK/CANADA  4/5 About Tej Virk From a seedling in North India to his vegetative growth in Canada, Tej Virk is now coming into flower in London as head of multinational Akanda. Virk, who has done ‘high stress training’ in

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