About Us

about us

Southern Business Services has over two decades of experience in Customs Clearing, Freight and Forwarding. Having started as a small business operation, the company’s outstanding work ethic, uncompromising attention to detail and a consistent commitment to delighting our customers’ saw the company grow from strength to strength. With offices at every port of entry in Zimbabwe (Forbes, Beitbridge, Plumtree, Chirundu), this gives the company unmatched versatility, capacity and efficiency.

Air Freight
Ocean Freight
Road Freight
Expedited Services


The company is a member of various professional associations including the Shipping and Forwarding Agents Association of Zimbabwe (SFAAZ) and is fully ZIMRA compliant with full guarantees of bonds from all ports in the country. We jealously safeguard the reputations and integrity of all clients and have implemented disaster proof systems that guarantee you peace of mind while offering security for your goods.

Building upon the directors’ and management’s extensive experience in the industry and the application of sound Business practises,(SBS) has become a major force in the Freight Industry in the sub region, with an impressive client portfolio comprising leading companies and organisations in Sothern Africa and beyond.

The leadership in the company is still as hungry and zealous as when the business was launched over twenty years ago and this is great news for current and prospective clients as it guarantees they get best value from Southern Business Services.

SBS has an exceptional team of professionals’ working day in day out to provide excellent services and it believes team work has no other substitute. Therefore the workforce works as a team to give the best, with cooperative and coordinated efforts. We have highly trained professionals with thorough knowledge of tariff schedules and customs regulations. They keep themselves abreast of the amendments made in the law and Administrative regulations. This helps in easy clearance of cargo


To be the leading brand in our chosen field


Our goal is to be the number one freight company in Southern Africa and the rest of the world. This will be achieved through consistently, efficiently and cost effectively delivering best value to our customers, while maintaining a personal touch. We want our brand to have top of the mind recall value. We will provide tangible results our customers will enjoy, giving them an unforgettable experience of our professionalism

air freight
ocean freight
road freight
rail freight

what people say about us

Southern Business Services (SBS) is our preferred clearing agent at Premier Auto Services for our Land Rover and Jaguar vehicle brands. The staff has great experience and professionalism, with timely response or feedback as and when need arises. I recommend SBS to any other organization wishing to import into Zimbabwe.

Manager, Premier Auto Services Zimbabwe

Southern Business Services (SBS) has been the sole appointed clearing agent for CFAO motors since 2007. CFAO Group of companies consists of subsidiaries which holds four (4) franchises of Volkswagen, Hyundai, Toyota and Hino brands of vehicles that are cleared by SBS, including our auto parts, vehicle tyres and general goods that we import from time to time. SBS has become the preferred clearing agent to the motor industry stakeholders. Over the years, our relationship has grown stronger and we have come to know them as a competent and professional service provider. We do not hesitate to recommend SBS to any current or future importer who may require their services.

Group Business Support Manager, CFAO Motors Zim.

Southern Business Services (SBS) has been the sole appointed clearing agent for ZIMOCO for many years. ZIMOCO has enjoyed excellent service from the SBS team and testament to this statement, is the fact that Southern Business Services provides clearing services to most of the motor vehicle dealerships in Zimbabwe, amongst other related industries. I have no reason not to recommend their good services to another organization.

Passenger Vehicle Sales Manager, ZIMOCO.