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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 throne” she’ll say) has showed the true grit of staying power by getting House of Hemp through the horror show of getting a cannabis license in SA. Her key to success: the right partnerships – she’s managed to get government, the private sector, illegal farmers and the traditional healer community to back her endeavours to turn House of Hemp into a dynamo from its base at Dube Tradeport outside Durban. And she’s thrown out a challenge to SAHPRA: find creative ways of including existing cannabis farmers into the medicinal framework. All strength to you Dr Thandeka!