Harsh environment forces KBL to close Lobatse brewery

Shutdown: KBL is closing the 36- year old brewery due to lower sales
Shutdown: KBL is closing the 36- year old brewery due to lower sales

The harsh trading environment has forced Kgalagadi Breweries (KBL) to close down production activities at its opaque brewery operations in Lobatse, impacting on 88 jobs.

In a statement released yesterday, KBL said since 2008, the business has faced an ever-increasing levy on alcoholic beverages and a host of regulatory measures.

This included the reduction of alcohol trading hours, the Traditional Beer Regulations and increased licensing restrictions, among others.

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