Sefalana expands manufacturing to support retail business


While pushing its weight in retail space, the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) listed diversified company, Sefalana Holdings Limited seems to be shifting its focus towards the manufacturing sector. BusinessWeek Staff Writer ISAAC PINIELO interviewed the group’s finance director, Mohamed Osman on the new developments.

BusinessWeek: You recently purchased the milk producing company, Delta Dairies, just a few months after acquiring a fruit juice plant from Golden Fruit. Does this mean you are taking a deliberate focus on manufacturing?

Osman: Sefalana already has a sizable manufacturing segment in Foods Botswana (Serowe) and Kgalagadi Soap Industries (KSI), which manufactures soap and soap-based products. This deal will help us grow this side of business, in support of our core business of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG).

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