By Edward Tsumele
The Cannabis Traders Association Africa (CTAA) has a new board member Linda Siboto who joins other board members made up of cannabis entrepreneurs in this Non profit organisation representing the interest of cannabis entrepreneurs.
The other board members are Taryn Vos, Tebogo Tlhlopane, Antony Cohen, Kevin Coyne, Cliff Giesenow and Tony Budden all of them running cannabis enterprises.
“We are excited to announce that Cheeba Africa’s very own Linda Siboto is Cannabis Trade Association Africa’s brand-new board member! 🙂. Linda is passionate about Cannabis and is the perfect addition to their esteemed board,” anncouned Cheeba Cannabis Academy a college that offers training in cannabis and where Siboto is a director and co-founder.
Linda Siboto is one of the Co-Founders and Directors at Cheeba Africa, Africa’s first Cannabis education academy with a physical campus in Gauteng and an extensive online Cannabis course offering, ranging from medical Cannabis to growing. At Cheeba Africa Linda is responsible for new business and sales and oversees their media channel Craft Cannabis TV.
Media and education are in his blood. Linda was one of the founding members of Youngpreneur Media, a production company that documented the stories of young entrepreneurs as an online video series called ‘I am Youngpreneur’, a show that was later commissioned by the SABC 3 under the name The Mavericks. After travels in South Korea, Linda and his wife started a non profit after-school programme called Emagqabini Education Academy based in Khayelitsha, helping high school students improve their school performance for better job and study opportunities.
His father, orthopaedic surgeon Dr Gordon Mthuthuzeli Siboto passed away from cancer in 2008 and was followed by his wife only a few years later, succumbing to the same disease. Since learning of the many benefits of Cannabis, albeit sadly too late for both his parents, he has become a firm advocate of the plant and supports access and economic opportunities for all South Africans.