Our Vision

To be a leading total logistics solutions company, competing internationally

Our Mission

  • To empower our employees
  • To provide innovative, world class total logistics solutions to our clients
  • To maximise returns for our stakeholders
  • To strengthen global networks and partnerships
  • To place value and importance on suppliers
  • To remain a socially responsible company.

Bidvest owns 45%

Makana Investment Corporation owns 55%

Sebenza Forwarding and Shipping (PTY) Ltd (SFS) started in 1997 as the first Black Empowered Clearing and Forwarding company in the industry. SFS is 55% owned by the Makana Investment Company and 45% owned by Bidvest.

Makana is the investment company of Makana Trust, a trust that was formed by the late former President, Nelson Mandela, to look after the families of over 50 000 former political prisoners. Bidvest is one of South Africa's big diversified groups, listed on the JSE.

Sebenza employs 90 people in the 3 major cities of South Africa, namely Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town and has global networks in over 250 countries in the world.

Sebenza is a member of International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA). Sebenza offers a range of logistics solutions including international forwarding; customs clearing; warehousing; transportation; insurance and credit facilities.

As Sebenza we pride ourselves for being client-centric, which means we adapt the way we work in order to fit into the client needs. We keep our clients informed about the status of their goods at all stages in order to give our customers a peace of mind.

We have skilled staff who are experts in their fields, ensuring that we provide the best logistics solutions and advice to our clients.

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