Sikanye Logistics Launched with Aspirations to Disrupt the Logistics Industry

There is a new player in the logistics space that is set to disrupt the industry.

Sikanye Logistics is a locally registered company co-founded by Bongani Mamba and Triston Naicker.

The company already has a fleet of over 100 vehicles and an operational footprint throughout Southern Africa.

The company was officially launched at an event held at the Hilton Gardens Inn in Mbabane.

Some of the dignitaries who were in attendance included Thulani Mkhaliphi principal secretary in the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, who was standing in for the substantive Minister, Judge Titus Mlangeni, former senator Tony Sibandze founder of Sicalisa Foundation and Alex Fakudze chairman of Scalisa Foundations, amongst others.

Also in attendance were representatives from various corporate organizations such as Standard Bank, Fincorp, Montigny, Engen Eswatini, and National Maize Corporation.

Making his keynote address, the principal secretary noted that the transport and logistics industry is an integral player in driving the economy.

He added that it was therefore somewhat concerning to note that a lot of the money fuelling n the economy is also transported outside the country’s borders owing to the ownership status of the current biggest players in the logistics industry.

Mkhaliphi also noted that Eswatini is currently lacking behind its developmental aspirations and therefore it is important for local businesses to tap into international expertise and forge partnerships that will ultimately bring the required experience which will benefit the country.

“As a government we want the world to know that we are open for business. We support such great initiatives. More so because we believe in the advancement of a private sector-led economy. We trust that the value that Sikanye logistics will bring will be to the benefit of the greater economy of the country.’’

Introducing the company, its co-founder, Bongani Mamba, highlighted that in as much as they are a new company in the country, they are drawing from their extensive expertise, resources, and technologies to deliver tailored transport solutions that will disrupt the industry through their value proposition.

He noted that the company is ready to operate in varied industries such as fuel and oil transportation, mining, construction, grain industries, and many more.

In conclusion, Mamba said “We see this as an opportunity for emaSwati to rise within the logistics industry. We are here to service emaSwati and grow the economy through our service offerings and the creation of employment opportunities.”

The business is borne out of two parent companies; Aqua Bulk, a South African company that brings valuable support in terms of the management and supply of needed fleet, and Eswatini Procurement Agency, a local entity that brings SHEQ and operational management expertise.

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