Year of investment
Number of breweries
Number of bottling plants
Total size of beer market (hl 000)
Beer consumption per capita (litres)
Lesotho Brewing Company (Pty) Ltd (LBC) is established as a joint venture between the Lesotho National Development Corporation (51%), SAB (39%) and the Commonwealth Development Corporation (10%).
Brewing and soft drink production starts in 1982 through Maluti Mountain Brewery and Maratholi Beverages. Wines and spirits are imported and sold through Lesotho Liquor Distributors.
The Commonwealth Development Corporation sells its shares to a privatisation unit set up by the Lesotho Government.
Lesotho Brewing Company changes its name to Maluti Mountain Brewery.
Share of total beer market*
Share of total soft drinks market*
* Management estimates
litres per capita
* Source: Forecast figures for 2012 from Plato Logic, March 2013.
Volume (hl 000)
Empowering women in Lesotho
In Lesotho, Maluti Mountain Brewery held its second annual Women's Empowerment Day for female employees and the wives and partners of male employees. The event, popular with employees and their families, aims to encourage local female entrepreneurship as well as to improve the uptake of voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) for HIV among employees' spouses.
Investor relations contact
Senior Manager, Beer industry regional focus: Africa and South Africa
Tel: +44 20 7659 0955
Mob: +44 75 5335 4051
Fax: +44 20 7659 0135