What some of our students say.... (March 28, 2018)

Thank You Stephen


It was a pleasure being in your class;

You made lectures very interesting and fun;

And gave me something constructive to look forward to every Saturday.


Will see you at part 2.


Kind regards

Saveshan Govender



With an Awesome teacher like yourself it makes it easier for me to learn and want to do well


Thanks again

Anthony Reddy
Shipping Co ordinator

Mr. Price Apparel

Here at SDS.... (March 14, 2018)

Please note due to the power outage in Durban our phone lines are down. Please contact us on 071 413 6415


Here at SDS.... (March 05, 2018)

Please note with effect from 1 April 2018 there will be an adjustment to our inclusive course prices to accommodate the increase of VAT from 14% to 15%.

Important Notice: Our number has changed, please contact us on 087 551 0047


Here at SDS.... (November 14, 2017)

Please note our Summer Break will be from 16 December 2017 to 14 January 2018.


Here at SDS.... (November 07, 2017)

SDS is changing our training programme to have set semesters in order to help make your training development easier. This means courses will only run during these semesters, these dates will not change during the year. Additional semesters will be added on demand.


Please see below our 2018 Semesters.


Part Time Training  (Don’t see a course planned in your region? Contact Us)


1st Semester

2nd Semester

3rd Semester

SDS1: SA Customs Compliance Part 1 – This course covers the new Customs Control and Duty Acts

4 Lectures & 2 Final Examinations

JHB 03/02/2018 to 17/03/2018

DBN 03/02/2018 to 17/03/2018

PE 24/03/2018 to 05/05/2018

CPT 24/03/2018 to 05/05/2018

MUS 24/03/2018 to 05/05/2018

JHB 12/05/2018 to 23/06/2018

DBN 12/05/2018 to 23/06/2018


JHB 08/09/2018 to 20/10/2018

DBN 08/09/2018 to 20/10/2018


SDS2: SA Customs Compliance Part 2


6 Lectures & 2 Final Examinations

JHB 03/02/2018 to 31/03/2018

DBN 24/03/2018 to 19/05/2018

PE On Demand

CPT On Demand

JHB 19/05/2018 to 14/07/2018

DBN 07/07/2018 to 01/09/2018



SA Exports Compliance

5 Lectures & 2 Final Examinations

JHB 25/08/2018 to 13/10/2018

DBN 06/10/2018 to 01/12/2018



International Forwarding Part 1 (New Logistics Module)

5 Lectures & 2 Final Examinations

JHB 10/03/2018 to 28/04/2018

DBN 10/03/2018 to 28/04/2018

JHB 16/06/2018 to 04/08/2018

DBN 16/06/2018 to 04/08/2018


International Forwarding Part 2

Nationwide: March 2018 to October 2018

Nationwide: October 2018 to May 2019


Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

5 Lectures & 1 Final Examinations

JHB 28/07/2018 to 15/09/2018

DBN 28/07/2018 to 15/09/2018



Watch this space new courses coming!




Please note if a part time semester has not received efficient amount of enrolments, current enrolments will be moved to the next semester.  


Correspondence Training

1st Semester – March 2018 to October 2018 2nd Semester – October 2018 to May 2019


In-House Training (Minimum of 8 Candidates Required)

Any of our courses or workshops can be presented In-House. For your benefit you can also select specific modules out of our courses.

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

DBN – 14 October 2017

JHB – 03 February 2018