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DECRIMINALISING AND LEGALISATION OF DAGGA IN SOUTH AFRICA

REBIRTH OF THE DEBATE WITHIN THE LEGAL AND UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AGENDA 25 YEARS LATER

Unisa, through the Institute for Dispute Resolution in Africa (IDRA), will convene the second community indaba on the legalisation and decriminalisation of dagga, under the theme:

DECRIMINALISING AND LEGALISATION OF DAGGA IN SOUTH AFRICA: REBIRTH OF THE DEBATE WITHIN THE LEGAL AND UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AGENDA 25 YEARS LATER. 

SUB THEMES include Commercialisation, exploitation, industrialization, victimization, and indigenous knowledge systems of dagga (cannabis sativa) at cross roads in South Afrika. This indaba is the second since the landmark judgement by the Constitutional Court, last year, decriminalising the personal and private use of dagga. 

DATE: 14 NOVEMBER 2019

VENUE: UNISA MAIN CAMPUS, FUNCTION HALL, KGORONG BUILDING

Time: 8:30

 Speakers and topics include:

Prof Lesiba Teffo Institute for African Renaissance Studies (IARS)

Prof OJ Kole (Acting Deputy Dean, CLAW UNISA)

David Letsoalo (Acting Head of IDRA, CLAW UNISA)

Ras Garreth Prince (Cannabis Development Council of South Africa Chairperson and Rastafarian Legal Activist)

Sipho Mantula (Researcher) : IDRA 2018 community dagga indaba report, recommendations and areas of research development and training

Mlungisi Wondo : South African Health Products Regulatory Authority ( SAHPRA). Regulation of Dagga in South Africa since 1994 until to date – new perspectives and developments

Xolani Benedict Dube (Xubera Institute for Research and Development) Commodification and Intellectual Property Discourse on Dagga in South Afrika: Threat or benefit to our nature?

Theresa Harderli –State Law Adviser (South African Law Reform Commission) New law reform proposal on dagga legislation : steps and process to initiate a research project proposal

Various political parties will be represented. They include IFP, ATM, EFF, Azapo and other community based formations.

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