WHO WE ARE

OUR VISION

To be the leading South African EU-GMP certified medical cannabis producer, bringing together best practices and African advantage.

OUR MISSION

SafriCanna aims to become one of the largest EU-GMP certified cannabis cultivation exporter out of Africa.

LICENSING

SafriCanna was licensed by SAHPRA for GACP cultivation in 2020 and the facility was GMP approved, and CUMCS certified in 2021.

FULLY FUNDED

SafriCanna’s trading company is already fully funded with ownership by private investors and its management team.

SafriCanna is a South African cannabis company whose efforts are focused on the growth, cultivation, processing and export of medicinal EU-GMP cannabis products to international markets.

South Africa is a predominantly untapped resource in the global medicinal cannabis market, and as our continent plays catch-up, not only on legalisation but also on growth and distribution, SafriCanna aims to assert itself as South Africa’s premium, fully-integrated medicinal cannabis brand.

The face of cannabis is changing, and as it continues to do so, the opportunity for SafriCanna to develop a premium, intrinsically South African offering is becoming more and more prevalent.

Our world-class South African expertise combined with best-of-breed international insights and innovation strategies are a formula for success both at home and abroad.

Making our products available to the steadily growing international cannabis market is an opportunity for us to put South African medicinal cannabis on the map and in-turn promote the growth of the cannabis market on our own shores.

SafriCanna is pioneering the shift towards a future where South African medicinal cannabis is recognised in every corner of the globe.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

EXPERIENCED MANAGEMENT TEAM WITH COMPLIMENTARY SKILL SETS.

DAVID STOLTZ

CFO

David is a Chartered Accountant with memberships of both ICAEW (England and Wales) and SAICA (South Africa) and has over 20 years experience in corporate and entrepreneurial ventures across a number of sectors.

Cofounder of Procserve in the UK. Procserve is a UK based firm that is a leader in enabling secure transactions online and today powers one of the most trusted and secure e-commerce networks in the world.

Cofounder of SM Squared, an Accounting and Business Advisory firm based in South Africa, which focuses primarily on the needs of high growth businesses in Africa.

CHAD ESCH

Master Grower

Worked for four years in California, USA alongside leading cannabis cultivation pioneers such as Dave Thomas.

Appointed facility manager/master grower of one of the largest medicinal farms at the time Mattole CC, started in Humboldt county, known for their ability to produce quality product, unmatched within the emerald triangle, the largest cannabis-producing region in the United States.

Responsible for over 8000 plants in production and 3.5 tonnes of product per annum. Responsibilities included process management, phenotype screening, trimming, packaging, soil development, and all pre and post-harvest processes as well as quality control.

MANFRED BOENSCH

Head of QA

Manfred is an experienced Quality Assurance professional with over 28 years’ experience in Quality management and Quality Control.

He has worked as a Senior Manager for a well-established Pharmaceutical Company for over 17 years and has worked as Head of Quality for a Medicinal Cannabis concern in Lesotho.

Manfred is an Experienced lead Auditor who has had the responsibility for the implementation and maintenance of Quality Management Systems which includes PIC/S and EU-Gmp.

He is an ISO 9001:2018 and ISO 2200:2005 Quality Management Systems Certified Auditor.

Manfred is passionate about Quality Assurance and implementing and sustaining a QMS that promotes continual improvement both within the various systems and within teams.

SIMON ROBERTS

Responsible Pharmacist

Simon is a registered pharmacist [B. Pharm (Rhodes) ] with more than 30 years experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing, retail pharmacy, Quality Assurance, distribution and the regulatory sector.

Simon is passionate about quality systems and building teams that focus on continual improvement, has worked for local and international pharmaceutical companies as well as liaising with several international auditing companies and firms worldwide.

KEY STAKEHOLDERS

HIGHLY EXPERIENCED AND REPUTABLE SHAREHOLDERS.

SIFISO NDLOVU DABENGWA

Leading African corporate executive with over 25 years’ experience across Africa, mainly focused on telecoms, energy, technology.

Former MTN CEO and Group President from 2011- 2015. MTN has over 220m subscribers, the largest telecoms company in Africa.

Independent Non-Executive Director of Eskom Holdings SOC Limited. Former
Executive Director at Eskom. Director of Megapro Holdings (Pty) Ltd. Non-Executive Director at Gijima Group Limited.

B.Sc Electrical Engineering from University of Zimbabwe and an MBA from University of Witwatersrand.

BASSIM HAIDAR

Leading African entrepreneur and investor. Over 25 years’ experience in various sectors including telecoms, fintech, logistics, finance, creating over $5bn in value.

Founder Channel VAS; now the leading vendor of Mobile Financial and Fintech Services for emerging markets across the globe. Channel VAS is currently reaching over 650 million customers in more than 30 countries, lending over $5 million USD daily.

Founder GMT, the leading integrated procurement, finance & logistics provider in West Africa.

Appointed to Amnesty International’s Global Council.

NIR ALONI

Renowned Internet and telecoms professional with over 20 years management experience.

Director of Upstream SA, leading mobile technology company. Clients include MTN and Vodacom in South Africa.

Former managing partner at private investment house Rhodium (focused on financing internet and new media start ups).

Former CEO of Smartrade, international Ecommerce company, operating various websites and logistics centers for selling and fulfilling a range of consumer products.

M.B.A. from INSEAD in France. Ranked as the best MBA in the world.

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