Growing up in a rural area in South Africa, and as a young girl, dreams of a life being a business owner seemed farfetched. However, after relocating to the city at the age of 15 years old, an exciting word of seemingly endless possibilities was introduced to me.
Abafazi Logistics Management became that possibility in 2011, after I had acknowledged my potential in the business world, and within the logistics industry. My experience and reputation after 16 years in the industry motivated me to venture out and create my own business. With the support of my spouse, nothing was going to stand in my way to pave my own path as a successful entrepreneur in South Africa.
Obstacles were inevitable, but my reputation and knowledge of the courier world kept me grounded. I decided to dive into this venture with all my heart and was determined to make it a success.
I was blessed with positive credit references from people who believed in me. I left a permanent job which had huge potential. Some companies who trusted me, moved with me, as they wanted to show their commitment and loyalty. With the faith of these clients supporting me, and the encouragement of my ex-employer who soon became a supplier to Abafazi, I was able to start my business development journey.
Abafazi Logistics Management is a 100% black woman owned EME Logistics Management Company, providing high-quality end-to-end logistics management services. Through our effective courier networks and industry partnerships we are able to provide an exceptional, value adding, and reliable service at competitive rates.
Abafazi’s service includes our signature “one-source personalised service”, making it easy for our customers to effectively manage their courier needs and related administration. Our online administration system connects directly to our various service providers, helping us to track our clients’ shipments at all times of the day. With our online administrative system, we are able to assist clients immediately with any queries or specific requirements.
Abafazi Logistics Management is dedicated to exceptional communication with our clients, and we regard this as an important pillar of our business ethos. We understand the importance of getting it right first time – every time, and this is our mission.
Because we take the time to understand our clients’ requirements, we are able to provide tailor-made services to suit their business needs and budget. Our customer centred approach has enabled Abafazi to identify innovative service solutions that help us to meet the changing needs of the industry and our customers.
Through our commitment to customers and focus on exceptional service, we believe that Abafazi will build long term client relationships, based on confidence and trust.
We are proud to be associated with many different clients from many different industries. Each of these clients will testify to our dedication and commitment in meeting tight deadlines, and in always ensuring exceptional communication.
Abafazi recently was included in the 2022-3 Motus Business Fit Enterprise Development and Transformation Programme. This was an important and exciting time of growth and development for me. I gained much value from the programme by putting my heart into the process. It was a pleasure to receive support and encouragement from an appointed business mentor. It has been a great honour for me and Abafazi to be selected onto the Motus ESD Transformation Programme.
Words from Desire Weaver:
I love my business. My team and I do our best each day to ensure our customers are professionally serviced, and that their goods arrive “on time and in good condition”. I really want to grow my business, and believe I have the right attitude, organisational culture, and systems to support this growth.
My mentor has helped me to gain confidence in believing that I have a good business, and that my estimated growth targets are possible. The BusinessFit team appointed by Motus helped me to structure my business in such a way that it has encourage me to think about the many critical aspects of my business.
I have grown to understand my business better, and to better understand all that is needed to take my business to the next level. I now have confidence to introduce Abafazi Logistics Management as a capable logistics management service provider to the world at large.
I am very grateful for the many opportunities I have had to learn about logistics management and business. I look forward to taking the knowledge I have gained over the past 12 years as a business owner within the logistics industry, and the golden nuggets of information I gained from the Motus BusinessFit mentoring process and using this experience and information to develop Abafazi Logistics Management further.
Through the BusinessFit mentoring methodology, I learned to follow a defined set of principles, intending to create a compliant, productive, ethical, engaged, risk free, and sustainable business.
My team and I at Abafazi look forward to working with companies from across South Africa and across the globe, to sharing with them our passion for exceptional logistics management services, and to adding value in their courier and logistics management requirements.