Here at SDS.... (October 10, 2017)

As most of you know SDS also presents courses as correspondence.


What does correspondence mean?

  •  The candidate will have 8 months to do the course.
  • The course is done in the candidates own time.
  • There are two workshops, these is not compulsory.
  • Course notes will be couriered to the candidate.
  • Candidates will have a mentor.

Benefits of correspondence?

  • Candidate can set his/her own pace of study.
  • Candidate decides when and where he/she would like to study.
  • Doesn’t matter where the candidate lives, so transport won’t be a problem.
  • Correspondence courses are cheaper.

Here at SDS.... (October 03, 2017)

There are some key points to understand with regards to the new Acts coming out.                                                           

We have listed some of these points below:

v New clearance declaration submission time frames

vNew compulsory Supporting Documents

v Accreditation requires skilled staff

vNew penalty and criminal proceedings structures

vFull re-licencing and registration of all entities after new acts are implemented

vCustoms liable for interest on refunds

vCD1 to be implemented after introduction of CDA and CCA acts 2014

vCurrency conversion: SOB date falling away.


SDS presents Clearance Declaration (CD1)


The Customs administration of South Africa is on the verge of introducing a new clearance document (CD1) for importation, exportation, in bond and in transit movements of goods within and through-out the Southern African Customs Union.


Get ready for the change by attending this informative 1 day course wherein the clearance document (CD1) will be discussed and framed in detail. Dates will be announced, keep an eye on our website.



Here at SDS.... (September 26, 2017)

Due to demand we have now planned courses that runs on Tuesday and Thursday Mornings with a break over the holiday season. 


Download our training programme with more information or contact us. 

Here at SDS.... (September 19, 2017)

SDS presents: SDS 2®: SA Customs Compliance Part II Course


The SACC PII provides the student with the key skills required to function in a Customs Brokerage. First presented in 1997, this course provides the highly sought after SDS2® required by F&C industry employers.


Entrance Requirements:

Graduates of the SDS 1®: SA Customs Compliance Part I or International Forwarding Part 1 or South African Export Compliance courses qualify for entrance onto this course.

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Classify commodities using the rules for the interpretation of the Harmonised Commodity Coding and Description System (Tariff)
  • Interpret INCOTERMS® 2010 as they relate to the calculation of Customs Value
  • Calculate customs value for singular and multi-line declarations by applying factorisation formulae
  • Produce comprehensive worksheets for Customs declarations (SAD 500)
  • Frame singular and multi-line clearance declarations inclusive of ex-bond, rebate declarations and vouchers of correction
  • Apply the principles and procedures pertaining to prohibited and restricted imports.

What some of our students say.... (September 08, 2017)

Thanks Henri.


Really enjoyed your lectures, you are a wonderful lecturer with lots of experience !!!!


Kind regards

Ismail Simjee

Logistics Coordinator 

Ensign Shipping & Logistics



International Forwarding Part 1

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