About Bophelo

  • Based in the Kingdom of Lesotho, Southern Africa

  • Holder of the largest licence issued in Lesotho to
    produce cannabis products – valid for 10 years +

  • Massive land package (over 200 hectares)

  • Ideal site location in the Mafeteng District with access
    to various essential amenities

  • Favourable high altitude, low humidity climate for
    clean & organic growing in pristine mountainous

  • Low input cost environment and favourable tax rate

  • Experienced team of professionals and directors with
    excellent local networks

  • Ability to become Africa’s largest, low cost licensed
    producer of medicinal cannabis

  • Potential to provide a unique & differentiated
    product offering to other markets

  • Export capability to over 30 countries, including
    Canada, United Kingdom, Europe and Australia

  • Unmatched potential for revenue growth and
    production capacity

Our Vision

To become the leading producer of medicinal cannabis products in Africa and the largest operator of medicinal cannabis focused clinics and dispensaries in South Africa

Our Mission

Leveraging the natural purity of the Lesotho Highlands to produce medicinal cannabis products of the highest quality

Our Values

Integrity. Community. Common purpose and harmony. These values underpin our business; which is committed to the empowerment of the Basotho people with a specific focus on the development of women and the young

Our Leadership Team


(Bcom – NUL) – Group CEO & Chairman of WIPHOLD

Previous Positions:

Founder, Group CEO and Chairman of Women Investment Holdings Limited (WIPHOLD)

Standard Corporate and Merchant Banks as manager in the Emerging Markets

Development Bank of Southern Africa, World Bank in Washington DC as Business and Entrepreneurial Manager

Lesotho National Development Corporation as Project Manager


Bachelor of Commerce degree from the National University of Lesotho

Executive Leadership Program at Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, USA


2000 – Selected as one of 40 women for “The Leading Women Entrepreneur of the World”

2008 – Recognised as one of South Africa’s most influential women in business and government

2009 – Winner of the Inaugural African Business Leadership Award in Dakar, Senegal by the African Development Bank

2010 – The Builders of the African Economy Award in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

2015 – Innovation Award by the Student Sponsorship Programme – “an award centred around individuals who have done exceptional work to uplift and develop underprivileged people in South Africa,         especially youth”

2016 – Best Manager of the year award – European Business Assembly at the Institute of Directors in London

September 2016 – Doctor of Commerce- National University of Lesotho

Boards served on:

Distell Limited (JSE listed)

Life Healthcare Group Holdings Limited (JSE listed)

Sun International (JSE listed)

Sasol Mining Limited (JSE listed)

USB Executive Leadership Program


(B.Econ) – Founder & Director of Global Foreign Exchange

Previous Positions:

Founder of Ahanang Hardware and Construction – 100% black woman-owned

Founder and Director of Global Foreign Exchange – majority black female owned

Senior Manager at ABSA and Nedbank within the credit division

World Bank in Washington DC – Southern African Division


An Economist by training

Bachelors of Economics degree from the University of Zambia


1999 – Developer of the year (National)

2000 – Housing Person of the Year by The Institute of Housing Southern Africa (IHSA) – in recognition of persons who have made a difference in housing

Boards served on:


Square One and the National Home Builders Registration Council

Colonel in the South African Airforce Reserves

South African Airforce Council