Zuplex Botanicals is a South African based manufacturer of clinically tested active extracts using innovative technologies. Zuplex is vertically integrated and offers services from cultivation to the final preparation of extracts.


Nagoya Protocol

Zuplex strives for full compliance with the Nagoya protocol. Zuplex has a Biotrade and Bioprospecting permit issued by the Department of Environmental Affairs in South Africa, covering around 80 indigenous plant species.

Zuplex signs Benefit Sharing Agreements (BSAs) and Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) with both suppliers and customers, as appropriate.

Zuplex was one of the first South African companies to conclude ABS agreements with the Khoi and the San peoples, the owners of the traditional knowledge associated with the following species:

  • Buchu
  • Rooibos
  • Hoodia
  • Sceletium
  • Myrothamnus flabellifolius (Resurrection plant)
  • Harpagophytum(Devil's Claw)

Contact us for more information

gill@zuplex.co.za - for management and pricing issues
dominic@zuplex.co.za - for sales, distributor information, and operations
kaalin@zuplex.co.za - for technical and quality management topics



We ensure that all botanical material used by Zuplex is of high quality, sustainably cultivated or harvested, and fully traceable.


Cosmos approval
All our cosmetic extracts are COSMOS approved.


Halaal Certification
All our cosmetic extracts are Halaal certified


We operate a fully certified FSSC22000 production facility, allowing us to provide our customers with a high level of quality assurance.

Environmental Best Practice

Zuplex strives to minimise adverse environmental effects across its processes, including sourcing, manufacture, packaging and transportation. This includes reducing energy consumption, and minimising and managing waste responsibly.

Our Team

Gill Whittington Banda

Gill Whittington Banda

Chief Executive Officer
Dominic Mitchell

Dominic Mitchell

Dr. Kaalin Gopaul

Dr. Kaalin Gopaul

Production and research chemist
Zama Nzuza

Zama Nzuza

Supply chain and logistics manager

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Zuplex manufactures cosmetic active ingredients and supplies African cosmetic oils and a wide range of botanicals.