top of page
SA Landraces with Cannabis Plants. and species-min.png

CANNABIS INDUSTRY 

BREAKING  NEWS

Here We Go: Ex SAHPRA Employee Investigated in Cannabis License Scam

Here We Go: Ex SAHPRA Employee Investigated in Cannabis License Scam

Pam Mohlabe has been fingered in an ongoing investigation that she issued medical cannabis licenses fraudulently. This report from IOL News.

Jehran Naidoo, IOL News

6 September 2023 at 11:00:00

This report first published on IOL News on 5 September 2023.


A former employee of the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) is in hot water for her involvement in an ongoing investigation over the issuing of medical cannabis licences.


Sahpra said it was made aware that a former employee, Pam Mohlabe, is still acting as if she is an employee of SAHPRA, despite the fact that she was fired in 2021 for issuing medical cannabis licences.

"Ms Mohlabe was in fact dismissed from SAHPRA in 2021 for fraud for the very same transgressions. 


She is purporting to represent SAHPRA in an official capacity and also issuing cannabis licences, and this is an illegal practice which SAHPRA will pursue through legal channels," SAHPRA said.


IOL contacted SAHPRA to find out more about the licences that Mohlabe issued, including how much they were worth and what it enabled the bearer to do with regards to the medical cannabis industry.

SAHPRA spokesperson Yuven Gounden did not disclose any information regarding the licences, but said "there is an investigation in progress and shall issue a statement once this is concluded“.


Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela, Chief Executive Officer at SAHPRA, said Mohlabe’s conduct was not going to be tolerated.


"This unethical and unprofessional conduct will not be tolerated, especially when it can compromise safety. Medicinal cannabis is a highly regulated area, and such practices could be detrimental. At SAHPRA, we value the safety of the South African public," Semete-Makokotlela said.


A licence to cultivate, manufacture, or import cannabis for medicinal purposes is granted under the terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act, 1965, Sections 22C and 22D, according to the SAHPRA application form.


The licence is valid for a period of five years, unless SAHPRA revokes it.

Spanish police swoop on multi-million Euro scam after brazen gang copied JF's high profile methods to lure unsuspecting victims into parting with their cash for wildly unrealistic returns from medical cannabis

When Will They Ever Learn? Investors in 35 Countries Get Burned in Medical Cannabis Scam Modelled on Juicy Fields' Brazen Marketing

Spanish police swoop on multi-million Euro scam after brazen gang copied JF's high profile methods to lure unsuspecting victims into parting with their cash for wildly unrealistic returns from medical cannabis

Adults allowed to carry 25 gms of cannabis and grow three plants at home

Mass Brandenburg Gate ‘Smoke In’ Heralds Part Legalization of Cannabis in Germany

Adults allowed to carry 25 gms of cannabis and grow three plants at home

King Kong Secures Rwanda’s First Medical Cannabis Export License

5.cannabiz-africa Hemp -min.png

Cannabis in South Africa: The People’s Plant

We are a civil society organisation with the interests of the existing Cannabis industry and the Human Rights of ALL citizens at heart.

WE’RE BRINGING A NEW STANDARD

We are more than just a cannabis retail company. We are about a lifestyle that promotes vitality, balance & good health.

Resources & Equipment

Explore cannabis growing equipment for growing weed at home. 

Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re looking to enhance your outdoor or indoor weed grow setup – we have the perfect range of cannabis growing equipment to match your marijuana growing ambitions. 

Find everything from LED grow lights, grow tents, fans, and hydroponic setups, to environmental equipment and controls, harvesting accessories, extraction equipment and plenty more. 

Design your ideal cannabis growing setup with high quality growing equipment available in South Africa. 

Explore cannabis growing equipment we’ve curated from reliable online suppliers in South Africa

bottom of page