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 2011 from Plato Logic, March 2012.
Volume (hl 000)
National Alcohol Policy in Africa
In Lesotho, we've been working with governments, public health experts and non-government organisations to develop national alcohol policies to reduce alcohol-related harm.
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