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Courses by CHEEBA Cannabis Academy

Africa's first dedicated Cannabis academy

Get educated, get involved, and get ahead in the Cannabis industry with Africa's leading cannabis educator.  As our industry grows, so will the need for skilled people to help keep pace with consumer demands. While many companies in the industry are small start up operations, they are quickly growing and with this will come new career opportunities.   

We offer courses for those starting out in the Cannabis industry, those who are looking to add Cannabis skills to an existing role and people who are curious about how Cannabis can help with their personal health and wellness.

Choose from a range of our online self study and blended learning Cannabis courses where you can study at your own pace and join online classes. For those wanting to get more hands on join us at our Johannesburg (Rivonia) flagship campus or our satellite Plettenberg Bay campus for full and part time study opportunities or workshops, short courses and master classes that we hold. We also offer bespoke corporate training to up-skill your team so please get in touch if this is of interest.

Alternatively gain hands-on experience in the Cannabis industry through the Cheeba Cannabis Academy Internship Program. Our Cannabis internship program runs for 4 weeks at our Plettenberg Bay Campus and is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself into a working Cannabis Social Club growing onsite in line with the ENCOD model while also having access to the wide array of outdoor activities and experiences that the world renowned Garden Route has to offer.

We have over 10 years experience in the education industry, building three state-of-the-art Higher Education campus that serviced over 450 full time students a year.   We work closely with lawyers, doctors, pharmacists, growers, industry professionals and government organisations to ensure we are up to date and current.


Cheeba Cannabis Academy Partners & Accreditation

 Our medical cannabis courses are brought to you in partnership with Medical Marijuana 411 - the global leader in medical cannabis education with operation in the US, Japan, Europe and South America.  This gives us access to a global education think tank ensuring you get top quality, vetted and up to date content. 

Our full time course at our Johannesburg (Rivonia) and Plettenberg Bay campus is endorsed by the University of Limpopo / Edupark and on successful completion of the course you will be awarded with certificate of completion from the university.

Our medical online courses have been updated to localise content where relevant and students are given lifetime access to their student dashboard to review materials at any time in the future. We provide free access to Cannabis education through our online media channel
Craft Cannabis TV and our webinars.

Enrol now to join our exciting industry and learn about cannabis !



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Medical Cannabis CPD CourseMedical Professional Cannabis CPD CourseMedical Cannabis SeminarThe Fundamentals of Psychedelic Medicine
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According to market intelligence and strategic consultancy firm Prohibition Partner, the legal cannabis industry in Africa is predicted to be worth more than $US 7.1 billion annually by 2023 and South Africa’s domestic market for cannabis and related products, excluding non-psychoactive CBD products that are available legally, to be worth R27 billion ($US 2 Billion) by 2023.       

Cannabis has the potential to have a significant positive impact on our economy, facilitating large scale job creation and assisting disadvantaged communities with making a living as well as contributing to an overall improvement of our continents health. 

Our Promise

As Africa's leading cannabis educator we are committed to providing accurate, relevant, current and trustworthy cannabis information and training.  We provide students with the knowledge, skills and network needed to lead and succeed in our rapidly evolving cannabis industry and to help decriminalise cannabis in the minds of Africans.


Tony Budden Hemporium

Tony Budden 

Tony Budden is a founding partner of Hemporium, South Africa’s premier hemp company. Hemporium has been pioneering the use of industrial cannabis products since 1996 and built Africa’s first Hemp House, which is a recognised WDC 2014 project.

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Dr Carmen James integrative medical doctor

Dr Carmen James

Dr. Carmen James is an integrative medical doctor and health coach.  She is passionate about educating and empowering people to transform their mental, physical and emotional health to truly live their best lives and believes Cannabis can play an important role in this. 

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Dr Mandla Mazizi

Dr Mandla mazizi

Dr Mandla Mazizi is a former CEO of: King Edward Tertiary Hospital, PHC Services, Emergency Medical Services, Forensic Pathology Services, Hospital and Health Support Services and Charlotte Maxeke Academy. He has also had exposure as the Sales Manager for vaccines at SmithKline Beecham and was Head of Corporate Affairs for GSK Pharmaceuticals.

Dr Jake Felice cannabis author clinician educator consultant

Dr Jake Felice

Jake F. Felice, ND, LMP is a cannabis author, clinician, educator and consultant whose vision is to advance the science and practical application of medical cannabis for medical and recreational markets around the world. Dr. Felice provides world class hemp and cannabis education experiences by speaking authentically about hemp and cannabis. He maintains a regular cannabis blog at

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T/Dr Sharon Price from Carol's Oil

T/Dr Sharon price

T/Dr Sharon Price is the founder and Co-Owner of Carol's Oil Medicinal Cannabis and has been researching and developing medicinal cannabis for fourteen years. During this time she has worked with cannabis and medical doctors treating people with various illnesses and conditions such as: cancer, asthma, Alzheimers, arthritis, HIV, Crohn's disease and many more.

Natie Ferreira Owner at Tamatie - Growing Mater Growers


Natie Ferreira is a founding member and treasurer of the Cannabis Industrial Development Cooperative of the Western Cape (CIDCWC), a founding member and chairman of the Association of Compassion (AOC), the owner of Tamatie - Growing Master Growers - who we partner with to deliver advanced grow courses and a partner in Qure Labs. He has been growing Cannabis for over 25 years.

Dinake Motona

Dinake motona

Dinake Motona is an ex Air Force Pilot, an entrepreneur and a community developer. He was awarded a certificate of recognition by United Nations Volunteer program in 2003 for his contribution it socio-economic development in South Africa. He is also a leading member of the Cannabis Development Council of SA, Gauteng chapter (CDCGP)

Clara Norell Academic Board Member at Cheeba Cannabis Academy


Clara is the owner of SHI AB - Swedish Hemp Industries, a consultancy that works with hemp fibres/stems as sustainable fossil-free innovative bio-based materials/applications for different industries. She is a structural and civil engineer, spends her time between Sweden and South Africa where she lives in Gugulethu township. She also plays a key role in the Industrial Hemp Online Conference - Innovation for a Bio-based and Fossil Free Future.

Prof Norman Z. Nyazema


Prof Norman Z. Nyazema is a clinical pharmacologist who teaches at several universities in his region including the University of Limpopo. He works in the medicines regulatory area with SAHPRA, in quality teaching, learning and research area with the SA Pharmacy Council and in nutrition with Nestle Nutrition Institute Africa. He is also a director in a pharmaceutical company.

Jeff Verlinden Academic Board Member at Cheeba Cannabis Academy

Jeff Verlinden

Jeff is a Biochemist working in Separations pharmaceutical support division. He has a passion for cannabis extraction and formulation workflows along with all necessary testing analytics; to ensure the highest quality product ends up in the hands of consumers at all levels of use. He is part of the core lectures of our flag-ship 12-week Cannabis Industry 101 course and lectures in his field of expertise across numerous other Cheeba Cannabis Academy courses.

Christine Nazarenus CEO at Medical Marijuana 411


Christine Nazarenus is the CEO and co-founder of our US education partner Medical Marijuana 411 who are the global leader in online medical cannabis training. Her company was awarded the best Cannabis Education award in 2020 at the Commercial Cannabis Awards supporting her vision and drive to be best in class in everything she does.

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