PhD graduand’s research focuses on destigmatising the cannabis industry in South Africa

03 August 2023 | Director, Video Edit and Photo Ruairi Abrahams. Videography Boikhutso Ntsoko and Ruairi Abrahams. Video Production Team Boikhutso Ntsoko, Ruairi Abrahams, Roxanne Harris and Rozanne Engel.

Nqobile Bundwini, who recently received her PhD in Business Science from the University of Cape Town (UCT), wants to destigmitise the cannabis industry in South Africa.

Her PhD thesis, titled “Destigmatising the recreational cannabis industry”, investigated the many challenges the cannabis industry faces and argues that a cannabis market can help South Africa’s economy and create many new job opportunities.


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