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Lobatse Clay Works (LCW) began operating in 1992 as a joint venture between the Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) and an American company, Inter-Kiln. In 2004, Inter-Kiln diversified and BDC gained total ownership of LCW. We produce face bricks and pavers.


LCW boasts an output of over 36 million bricks per year and has been a major partner in building Botswana’s infrastructure.

Meet the Board


Board Chairperson

Dr. Baagi Thema Mmereki

Dr. Baagi Thema Mmereki is the Chair of the LCW Board of Directors since February 2022. He brings diverse board experience as he is currently a Director of the Botswana Accountancy College Board where he is Chair of the Academic Oversight Committee, a former Trustee and Vice Chair of the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) Foundation board. He is an academic, a Chemical Engineer cum Chemist, and a businessman in areas of Waste Management, and Environmental Monitoring  services and Consultancy.

Mrs. Boitshwarelo Lebang Kgetse

Board Member

Mrs Boitshwarelo Lebang-Kgetse

A driven, focused, and results-oriented Strategy and Corporate Affairs professional with a passion for connecting concepts and people, Ms Boitshwarelo Lebang-Kgetse is currently Head—Corporate Affairs & Strategy at Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) and serves as the caretaker Managing Director for Lobatse Clay Works. She is at the heart of the decision-making process and is responsible for engineering and executing corporate strategies that will capitalise on growth opportunities that lie ahead for the Corporation. She has a wealth of knowledge accumulated over 20 years, 15 of which have been in Corporate Affairs and Strategy combined. She also possesses leadership experience attained over 10 years at Executive level.

Boitshwarelo is a seasoned business executive, a dynamic, transformational, and captivating speaker, moderator, and corporate branding & communications specialist. She has been engaged to speak at numerous local and regional conferences, sharing her expertise in a diverse range of areas including Strategy, Business Leadership, Corporate Finance, Policies, Trade and Investments, Strategic Communications, and Corporate & Personal Branding. 

Ms Boitshwarelo Lebang-Kgetse holds an MSc. Strategic Management from the University of Derby in the UK (2007) and a BSc. Computer Science from the University of Botswana (2001). She is an alumnus of the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) Business School in the RSA, having completed her Management Advanced Programme (MAP) and is currently pursuing an investment qualification with the CFA institute. Ms Lebang-Kgetse is also a member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

Board Memberships

Chairperson: Residential Holdings Board

Director: Lobatse Clay Works, Lion Park Amusement Centre, Delta Automotive Technologies


Board Member

Mrs. Lorato Keseabetswe

Ms. Keseabetswe is a seasoned investment professional with over 10 years in the institutional finance as well as corporate consulting space and strong financial background.

Ms. Keseabetswe is currently an Investment Principal at Botswana Development Corporation (BDC). She is tasked with managing the implementation of BDC’s business development initiatives as well as client relationship strategies in accordance with the Investment mandate. In this role, Lorato has been instrumental in driving investment opportunities that have resulted in growth of the organization’s regional footprint, strengthening of the Corporation’s balance sheet underpinned by successful divestments that have enable citizen economic empowerment and fostering strong business relationships that have resulted in various successful collaborative efforts across the BDC portfolio. She has managed over 15 portfolio companies and executed various investment strategies such as private equity and mezzanine finance, divestments, senior and subordinated debt and in-depth research and development across the various sectors. As an integral member of the Investment division, she provides critical portfolio performance information in BDC’s various reporting frameworks and represents the department in Senior Management capacity on boards across various companies in the portfolio.



Ms. Keseabetswe holds a Bachelor of Business Science in Finance degree from University of Cape Town, completed CIMA qualification, holds various Certifications in Financial Modelling and Mezzanine Finance, and has completed a Management Development Program with the University of Stellenbosch Business School. She is currently persuing a Masters Qualification specialising in Development Finance from the University of Cape Town.

Board Member


Board Member

Ms. Merapelo Kefitlhile


Ms. Merapelo Kefitlhile is a self-motivated Finance, Audit and Treasury professional with more than 15 years. She holds various expertise in audit, treasury management, financial accounting, banking, financial planning and management, financial reporting and consolidation, budgeting and forecasting, assets and liability management, stakeholder management.


Merapelo previously served as Manager: Financial Planning and Treasury and Manager Finance: Subsidiary Management at BDC. In these roles, she managed the financial reporting and treasury management of BDC and its group owner managed subsidiaries. Before this, she held several positions as a Financial Accountant in both Bank Gaborone and Easigas Botswana (Pty) Ltd. She was responsible for the management of the entire financial reporting process of these companies. 


She holds Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, ACCA, Postgraduate in Risk Management, Advanced Diploma in  Accounting and Business, Management Development Programme, Certificate in Treasury Management and currently pursuing Diploma in Treasury Management.

Our Logo

The logo uses geometric shapes carrying over from the previous logo, which plays with the logotype and the imagery of bricks. The 3d stacking of geometric shapes that look like an “L”, which stands for the name, renders it a modern and masculine feel which symbolises staying up to date with the construction spaces in which the company operates. The colours do not deviate but provide shades to demonstrate the 3d look.


The overall shape of the logo possesses some symmetry which provides a clean yet strong appearance that adds to its modernity.

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