Our focus

Focusing on South Africa's rapidly growing commercial cannabis and hemp industry.

SilverLeaf is uniquely positioned in its whole-of-industry perspective.

To realise the greatest value from this asset class, we believe that, as a fund, we need to take a broad and deep perspective of the entire cannabis and hemp ecosystem and value chains. Too often investments focus only on the producer, which we feel is too risky.


Our strategy

Make your capital work where it matters most

SilverLeaf’s long-term strategy is to create an investment portfolio across the entire value chain, where acquired companies can collaborate and benefit from the emerging synergies.

SilverLeaf aims to ensure that its portfolio of investments works collaboratively to exploit the advantages of being part of Silverleaf Investments. At the same time, diversified investments across the value chain lower investment risk and give investors the full benefits of participation across the value chain.

SilverLeaf is looking to incubate those at the seed stage as well as to accelerate those at the scale-up stage. While its first investment was in cultivation, its unique and broad fund perspective allows it to identify investments in processing and manufacturing facilities, which typically have high barriers to entry.

SilverLeaf also focuses on investment potential at the retail and consumer level with newly established retail brands and channels to market and has also identified the significant need for training and education in the industry. Training growers and processors will ensure a viable and globally competitive industry in Southern Africa, as well as up-skilling medical professionals and dispensing pharmacists.

Currently, cannabis and hemp are partially legal in South Africa. While cannabis use for adult recreational use is still illegal, legislation is understood to be changing soon. SilverLeaf Investments only invests in businesses that adhere strictly to the prevailing legislation.

Our process

The Value Chain


Seeds, Breeding & Cloning | Outdoor, Greenhouse & Indoor Growing | Hemp for Industrial

Processing & Manufacturing

Extraction & Processing | Contract Manufacturing | Finished Products & Brands


Wholesaling | Warehousing | Transport


Go to market with: Retail Stores | Clubs & Consumption Lounges | Dispensaries / Pharmacies

Ancillary Services

Testing | Compliance – Track & Trace | Research & Development | Education | Communication & Media | Brokering | Security | Software & Data | Green Economy | Carbon Credits | Solar / Renewable Energy


Are you a cannabis business looking for funding?

We're always on the lookout for new and exciting investment opportunities.

Administered by Grovest

Grovest is the largest administrator of small cap funds in South Africa, with assets under administration of R3,5 billion. Initially setup as a Section 12J VCC, SilverLeaf Investments is the first cannabis fund in South Africa.