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About Us

Our extensive network enables our best in class on-time delivery record.

Every delivery comes with a bit of worry. Will your parcel arrive on time? Is it safe? Are you paying too much? Why partner with a service provider who only complicates what should be a simple and pain-free process?

At SkyNet, we take the stress out of courier and express parcel delivery by eliminating those month-end recon surprises with pre-quotable deliveries and simple, user friendly processes. With over 35 hubs countrywide, we also service over 200 major gateway cities globally, so we can deliver on time and intact to any destination.

  • We offer three easy-to-use weight/volume and time-based delivery options to cater for all budgets
  • Our advanced track and trace technology lets you keep an eye on your parcel every step of the way via Internet, cellphone or landline
  • We specialise in a range of special services to cater to more specific needs
  • Our extensive network enables our best in class on-time delivery record – if fog, floods or airline delays interfere, we keep you informed and always find a solution

OUR HISTORY

We are the largest independently owned network, delivering through over 200 gateway cities worldwide. Since its establishment in Johannesburg in 1988, SkyNet Worldwide Express has grown to employ more than 1600 people with over 35 hubs countrywide and a fleet of over 800 vehicles. SkyNet is now one of South Africa’s biggest express parcel and courier businesses and second largest mover of international traffic in the country. In South Africa, over one million parcels are moved by us every month. SkyNet is the leading black-empowered logistics solutions company in the country. Internationally SkyNet began in 1972 when Simmonds Warner built a courier company in London that quickly expanded throughout the rest of Europe. By 1976 operations in Latin America began under the name of ‘Choice Air Courier’, hailed as the first complete courier network in this region. In 1984 these diverse enterprises merged into a single worldwide network called the ‘Sky Courier Network’. Since then, as ’SkyNet Worldwide Express’, the company has grown extensively through over 200 major gateway cities globally to 1,115 hubs. It is now the largest independently operated distribution network in the world.

Transformation

SkyNet once again achieves Level 2 BBBEE Rating - November 2018

We are delighted to inform you that SkyNet South Africa (Pty) Ltd has again been awarded a Level 2 BBBEE Rating through Empowerdex. This rating has been earned through a commitment to meaningful transformation and hard work and once again establishes SkyNet as a leader in the industry. The rating recognizes SkyNet for their achievements in skills development, enterprise development, corporate social investment and preferential procurement in addition to black ownership. A major advantage to our clients is that as a Value Adding Supplier (VAS) with Black Ownership at over 60% we enjoy a procurement recognition level of 125%. Our clients are thus able to claim up to 156.25% of their courier spend with us. Skynet has been a pioneer of industry transformation since 1997, when Malesela Holdings, now Community Investment Holdings, became a 25% shareholder of the Crossroads Group. 21 years on, we are still the industry leaders and are proud to pass these benefits on to our valued clients. Click here to view our 2018 certificate.

Enterprise Development

South Africa is still in a healing phase, and we strive to bridge the gap, providing previously disadvantaged entrepreneurs in the logistics industry with the tools to build their dreams. Skynet excels in bringing entrepreneurs into the market as owner-drivers or subcontractors, 70% of whom are previously disadvantaged. We have outsourced many of our routes or ‘same-day’ collection services to small black-owned businesses, particularly in Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth. Now, over 100 owner-drivers/sub-contractors operate more than 200 vehicles and support over 340 employees as a trusted part of our network. As our partners, these individuals generate over R31m in annual income.

Skills Development

A severe skills gap hinders national development. We endeavour to enable our employees to be the best they can be through recognised training programmes, which in turn improves both our capability and increases our capacity Driver Training: 3% of Skynet's’ total payroll is used in skills development for the previously disadvantaged, including driver training programmes. Mentorship of Trainees: We place priority on mentorship and management trainee skills programmes to better equip previously disadvantaged people with knowledge and skills. Promoting Further Studies: At least ten staff members in the past 12 years have enrolled at either universities or technicians, with the most preferred fields of study being the Management Development Programme and the Road Transport Diploma. Peer Education: A peer educator is an employee who has received specific training in a subject or discipline and is committed to helping his/her colleagues in their field of expertise. This has been particularly successful in the area of HIV/Aids awareness, where a large percentage of the workforce has completed this in-house training course.

Social Development

Awareness is only the first step towards real change. One has to invest in order to see real growth. Each year we contribute to over 60 projects, institutions, and organisations countrywide, with emphasis on health, poverty, education, childcare and disabilities (mental or physical). About 25% of the CSI budget is distributed to prevent and combat HIV/Aids, of which the most notable beneficiary is the ‘Trucking Against Aids’ project of the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight Industry. This project has introduced mobile Wellness Centres providing Aids awareness education, primary health care, treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), voluntary HIV counseling and testing, and condom distribution for all staff. Two of our more recent CSI projects are the donation of R1m to UNISA to fund post-graduate study in the transport and logistics field and the adoption of ‘Dr. Nelson R Mandela High School’ in a Township near Philippi, Cape Town.

Our Network

International Delivery: We are the largest independently owned network, delivering through over 200 gateway cities worldwide. Domestic Delivery: We have over 35 hubs with over 1000 vehicles delivering to over 450 towns daily in South Africa

Our Team

Faheema Maiter: Chief Financial Officer

Faheema is a qualified CA having obtained her B.Com (Honours) degree at RAU. Her past experience includes finance directorships at major logistics companies and as CFO at a large parastatal.

Nazira Jeewa: Strategic Project Executive

Nazira Jeewa directs key strategic projects for the company. She has been with the group for over 15 years and has a wealth of industry experience across all facets of the business. Nazira specializes in the implementation and realization of new business processes, ensuring that the company remains in step with the ever changing business environment.

Craig Nash: Commercial Executive

Craig has 25 years’ experience in Supply Chain and Logistics, and has worked in various channels to market, such as gold & diamonds, consumer electronics as well as healthcare, holding senior positions such as General Manager and National Business Development Executive. Most recently he was General Manager of a prominent supply chain academy.

Tony Pheiffer: Managing Executive

Tony has a total of 18 years of experience as head of market leading multinationals in the international logistics, supply chain management and express parcel industries. His experience includes corporate advisory services and 2 start-up express businesses. He joined Skynet in 2017 as Executive Director. Tony’s qualifications are a BSc, an HDE P/G Sec and an MBA.

Eugene Swanepoel: Operations Executive

Active in the courier industry since 2001, Eugene joined SkyNet in 2006 where he started off as Branch Manager of the Cape Town wing. In 2010, Eugene moved up to Gauteng to fulfill the role of Regional Manager before being appointed as General Manager in March 2012. Eugene matriculated in 1986 at Brebner High School in Bloemfontein and proceeded to graduate with a B. Luris in 1993 through the University of Free State. In 2005, Eugene obtained his MBA with distinction through the same institution.

Wendy Fergusson: Human Resources Executive

Wendy has 25 years experience in the Courier / Road Freight Industry. Wendy joined Crosscape Express, a Division of the Crossroads Group, in March 1996 and took on the role of HR Manager at Skynet in July 2009 when Crosscape Express and Skynet merged. Wendy has completed HR Management Diplomas and the post-graduate Certificate Programme in Industrial Relations at Wits Business School and is a qualified Skills Development Facilitator. She is responsible for all aspects of Recruitment, Industrial Relations, Skills Development, Employment Equity, Performance Management and the Company’s BBBEE rating.