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Vital statistics


Population (millions)


Year of investment


Number of breweries


Number of bottling plants


Number of sorghum breweries


Total size of beer market (hl 000)


Beer consumption per capita (litres)

  • 1 Forecast figures for 2012 from Plato Logic, March 2013.
Company names
  • Kgalagadi Breweries (Pty) Limited (KBL)

Johan De Kok
Managing Director, Kgalagadi Breweries (Pty) Ltd


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Brand portfolio


  • St. Louis logo
  • astle Lager logo
  • Carling Black Label logo
  • St Louis Export,
  • Core Original,
  • Castle Lite,
  • Chibuku (opaque),
  • Phafana (opaque),
  • Hansa Pilsener,
  • Hansa Marzen Gold,
  • Ohlsson's,
  • Lion Lager,
  • Miller Genuine Draft,
  • Redd's Premium Cider,
  • Redd's Premium Dry,
  • Baron's,
  • Sarita, Brutal Fruit

Soft drinks

  • Coca-Cola logo
  • Fanta logo
  • Coke Zero,
  • Fanta Orange,
  • Fanta Grape,
  • Fanta Pineapple,
  • Sprite,
  • Iron Brew,
  • Ginger Stoney,
  • Pine Nut,
  • Minute Maid,
  • Cream-Soda,
  • Keone Mooka Mageu,
  • Burn,
  • Powerade,
  • Source Still Water,
  • Bonaqua Still Water

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Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (SBHL) is set up by the Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) to hold investments in the beverage sector on behalf of the citizens of Botswana.


SAB is invited to become the strategic partner of the BDC by taking a 40% equity stake and management control of Kgalagadi Breweries (Pty) Limited (KBL).

KBL begins bottling Coca-Cola products under a standard international bottling agreement with the Coca Cola Company.


SBHL is listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, resulting in an effective free float of shares in KBL of some 35%.


Botswana Breweries Ltd, the sorghum brewing arm of the business, is amalgamated in to KBL and they start operating as a single entity.

Alcohol responsibility

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Training 600 retailers and traders

In Botswana, Kgalagadi Breweries (Pty) Limited has launched a programme to promote responsible alcohol consumption. The programme aims to provide information to retailers and traders on their role in reducing alcohol abuse, to empower them to change behaviour in their establishments, to encourage responsible trading and interaction with consumers and to establish a clear view of what it means to be a responsible trader.

Read the alcohol responsibility case study