Name : Bokang Matlosa
Institution : Fruit Xtract
Bokang Matlosa went from being an interior design to establishing her own beverage production company in March 2020.
At the moment Fruit Xtract produces two drinks; Necta and Tholoana. Necta being a fruit cocktail base while Tholoana is a range of carbonated soft drinks.
For her fruit cocktail base Bokang intends to have her hand in all means of production, she grows strawberries just outside of Maseru and these are the strawberries used in the production of the strawberry flavor Necta.
With the current shift in Basotho producing more foodstuff instead of importing it Fruit Extract is perfectly placed and some have said that it is indeed a pioneer in the field of beverage production.
While Necta syrups have been available in quite a few retailers, both in Lesotho and South Africa, Tholoana soft drinks are just now making inroads and will soon be available country wide.
To read more on Fruit Extract and where one can find their products you can find them on www.fruitextract.africa