Kannaway, a direct selling subsidiary of Medical Marijuana, Inc., announced it has begun the process of launching operations in South Africa. Leading this expansion will be Duduzile Mathole, a direct selling industry veteran with experience in the local and regional regulations of South Africa regarding cannabis, who has been hired as Country Manager, South Africa.
“I am confident that Duduzile will be a great addition to our team and is more than capable of helping us establish and grow our operations in South Africa and throughout the region,” said Kannaway CEO Blake Schroeder. “We’ve found great success as a company thus far because of our talented, dedicated team around the world and I know that Duduzile will be a great addition to our team. When I joined the company in 2016, I could have never imagined the significant international expansion that we’ve achieved and I’m excited about the many new regions we plan to enter in the coming years.”
South Africa’s cannabidiol market has grown since the country made CBD available for purchase without a prescription last year. The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development estimate South Africa’s CBD market to be worth $1.9 billion USD and is projected to create 25,000 jobs.
“It’s an honor to join the Kannaway team and be a part of the larger mission to bring the world free access to the highest-quality cannabis products and cannabis education,” said Duduzile Mathole, Kannaway Country Manager, South Africa. “Together, we can help keep people who want to use cannabis products safely and bolster the local economy with new business opportunities.”