We aim to be the first choice transporter of local and long-distance bulk and general goods About Us We transport goods between all major centres in South Africa as well as cross-border Namibia and Botswana Our Services As a level 2 BBBEE value added contributor, we are committed to the principles of empowerment Read More

About Us

Based in Brackenfell Cape Town, Siyabonwa Logistix was started by Sidwell Pharela and his wife Nopinkie as a fully black owned entity in May 2009 and to date remains a majority black owned business, commanding a significant fleet and client portfolio.

During January 2015, as part of the company`s growth and expansion plans, Pieter Visser of Tip Trans came on board as both shareholder and director. His vast experience in building up the Tip Trans Group to a significant role player in the Western Cape assisted Siyabonwa to grow both in fleet size and client base and being a sister company to Tip Trans, paved the way for future expansion.

Our mission and vision is to consistently grow in our particular niche market and to become the first choice transporter of local and long-distance bulk and general goods.

We will achieve this through the sustainable growth of the company and its people by way of nurturing an efficient, profitable and service driven environment. We will provide fair and equitable employment across the board; empowering our people to grow the business with us and to become an excellent service provider to our valued clients and partners in the transport business.

We have a fully fitted workshop and onsite mechanic, even though all our vehicles are under maintenance contracts with the various truck manufacturers. All our vehicles are linked to on-road support via major cities and larger towns throughout Southern Africa. All our vehicles are fitted with Digicore SA C-Track tracking units which provides access to live 24-hour satellite tracking of vehicles and their locations.

Currently, our major clients include Coca-Cola Canners, Peninsula Beverage Co., Pioneer Foods, SA Breweries, Donaldson Filtration, Permoseal, Olympia Paints, Peri Wiehahn, Expeditors and RNA Distributors.

Our BBBEE Success Story

As a level 2 BBBEE value added contributor, we are committed to the principles of empowerment and we consider it as an opportunity to provide excellent value to our client base. We are conscious of the fact that long term sustainability is achieved through improved service levels and maintaining a strong company ethic.

As a responsible BEE Compliant company, we are committed to the continued provisions of black empowerment programs in South Africa. Mr Pharela understands the importance of continued empowerment of previously disadvantaged individuals and communities. In terms of this commitment, Siyabonwa Logistix continuously strives to improve the lives of all stakeholders, inclusive of its own personnel, clients and the broader general community it interacts with.

Our Services

From an original 2 truck & trailer combinations fleet, we have grown to a fleet of 26 combinations, consisting of Volvo’s, Scania’s and International Eagles and MAN trucks combining 6/12m tautliner and 6/12m flat deck trailer combinations.

We transport goods between all major centres in South Africa as well as cross-border to Namibia and Botswana.

We also offer part-loads upon request, providing long distance transport solutions to clients that might want to transport a smaller load.

In addition to this we outsource some work to a pre-approved and carefully selected group of subcontractors whose vehicles are branded in Siyabonwa’s logo’s and colours.

Our aim, as a responsible organisation, is to reduce the carbon footprint of our operations to reflect the present sensitivity surrounding environmental issues. This includes, but is not limited to, more fuel-efficient vehicles such as Euro III (European Emission Standards) specifications and better route planning to reduce the kilometre distances travelled. We aim to achieve Euro V requirements and we are continuously developing and refining the load capacity of our vehicles to optimise space and travel times.

We are also extremely conscious of security and safety issues; all our vehicles are therefore fitted with the latest live feed four-way camera system that provide us with a combination of ‘sight and sound’ video technology and ongoing web-based reporting via DriveCam Online. This has resulted in our drivers being more disciplined and responsible and has enabled us to implement corrective steps if required.

Flat Decks

There are 5 flat decks in the fleet, consisting of 6/12 interlink combinations as well as tri-axle units.  These units are utilised to transport steel, related products and machinery.  We are also able to transport ocean freight to and from Cape Town harbour with our fleet of containerized trailers.

Tautliner Interlinks

We have 26 side curtain tautliner interlinks in the fleet, typically for fast-moving consumer goods such as beverages, sugar, packaging materials and cereal but also chemicals and filtration auto parts.

Our super links are “dangerous goods” graded and can transport cross border into Botswana and Namibia.

Warehouse Facility

We also have a 1200m square warehouse facility available, conveniently located near our head office. This facility provides long or short term storage solutions to our clients. This space can be rented independently or in conjunction with our transport services.

We Are An Accredited Transporter of Dangerous Goods

All Siyabonwa vehicles are fully equipped to transport dangerous goods. We have a safety and quality accreditation issued in terms of the Safety and Quality Assessment System, which is recognized by the Chemical and Allied Industries Association.

The system ensures that when dangerous goods are transported, there are adequate safety measures in place which will protect the environment as well as anyone who may come into contact with such goods. Our clients are assured that we transport dangerous goods in a safe, responsible manner with utmost care to the environment and we constantly strive to further improve our safety standards.

Our Team

The Siyabonwa Team currently consist of 28 permanent Code 14 drivers, 2 logistics Controllers, an Admin Manager, Debtors Clerk, Creditors Clerk, Financial Manager and 6 general administrative personnel.

Sidwell Pharela

Managing Director

Nopinkie Pharela

Marketing Director

Pieter Visser

Alternate Director

Charl Lehmann

Financial Director

Angelo Knoop

Administrative Manager

Elizma Delport

Financial Manager

Christopher Wallace

Operations Manager

Community Projects

Slide Tygerberg High School This project focuses on fitness and sports. We sponsored a CrossFit gymnasium for the benefit of all leaners and personnel. We also do a annual sponsorship of the first rugby team jackets. In order to promote the school and sports we branded three of our taut-liner trailers to reflect the major sports played at the school, which lies at the centre of the community we serve. Our involvement with this project had a dramatic impact on the fitness level of the entire school and the staff making use of gymnasium. We consider this an ongoing project in terms of upliftment of specifically previous disadvantaged communities that the school serves in the general Parow area. Slide “1000 Women 1 Voice” Project The main objective of the “1 000 woman 1 voice” initiative is to highlight the plight of abused woman and children in South Africa and to eradicate violence against this vulnerable part of our community. As this is a cause we strongly believe in, we are actively supporting it on an ongoing basis. Slide Human Trafficking The purpose of the “Unite against Human trafficking campaign” is to combat all forms of exploitation of women and children. One of the projects in support of this campaign was a charity run in December 2017 between Rawsonville and Beaufort West for which we sponsored t-shirts. As a further token of our support, we branded a trailer in the campaign logo which we trust will create awareness of human trafficking along the N1 where most of the abuses take place.

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Tel: +27 (0)21 982 0058

Cell: +27 (0)78 457 4797

Head Office

13 Koper Street

Brackenfell Industrial


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