Kalahari Koola - Pioneers of locally produced beverages

Kalahari Koola products PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Kalahari Koola products PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

According to the International Monetary Fund, COVID-19 caused supply chain disruptions and in the process hampered trade in goods amongst countries.

It was even problematic for net importers like Botswana, who rely heavily on imports from beverages to fuel and are reliant on established exporters like South Africa.

However, the pandemic brought in business opportunities for a number of Batswana including Thando Silongo-who saw a gap in the market. Silongo set up her company, Kalahari Koola, in 2020 at the height of the pandemic following the realisation that most goods were being imported, leading to supply chain disruptions and scarcity of essential products.

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