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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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Mark Corbett

Mark Corbett

LESOTHO  5/5 About Mark Corbett Highlands’ Investments MD Mark Corbett is overseeing the world’s largest legal single shipment of cannabis flower to Europe: a massive 8,5 tons of THC and CBS dried flower and trimmings which will be sent

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Michael Zollman

SOUTH AFRICA  5/5 About Michael Zollman Zollman is the guy who put Isando on the international cannabis map. His company, Medcan has got a 2 000 square metre former brewery warehouse in the Joburg suburb, and is developed it into

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Andre Bothma

Andre Bothma

LESOTHO  5/5 About Andre Bothma The CEO of MG Health has graduated from the proverbial ‘Lesotho cannabis university of hard knocks’; he’s done the hard yards with Lesotho’s licensing fiasco, labour confrontations, shareholder shuffles, and Canadian investor expectations all

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Tanya Clarke

Tanya Clarke

MALAWI  5/5 About Tanya Clarke Invegrow founder Tanya Clarke had a vision way back when, as to how hemp could transform Malawi’s economy. She persuaded a resistant government to begin hemp trials in 2012 with a view to reducing

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Cannabis ceo, Jon Paul Doran, african cannabis industry

Jon-Paul Doran

ZIMBABWE  5/5 About Jon-Paul Doran The founder of JP Capital and Eco Equity is emerging as one of Africa’s most ambitious cannabis entrepreneurs. He’s turned Brexit to his advantage with a pan-European strategy linked to a major GMP-certified Zimbabwe

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