History and Background

From humble beginnings 40 years ago, in what was then the Eastern Transvaal, Dave Beveridge, with a long-standing career as a mine manager, realized that one of the biggest challenges the industry faced was their ability to efficiently manage their supply and delivery of stock.

Dave developed a concept that gave the mining industry an off-site stock consolidation service, resulting in one delivery as opposed to multiple deliveries, and thus Special Envoy was born.

Today, 40 years later, Special Envoy operates from its head office on the East Rand, Johannesburg with a fleet of more than 20 vehicles, and 40 full-time employees and is still effectively servicing the mining and associated industries with stock consolidation and delivery services.

With in-depth knowledge and understanding of the mining sector, Special Envoy has expanded over the last 40 years and now offers a wide and flexible range of services not only to the mining sector but various associated industries. These services include internal mail, small parcel and oil sample delivery services, and fixed-term on-site vehicle hire. Acknowledgment of the need to offer exceptional customer service has been our foremost priority and has contributed as one of the major principles for our success. Our list of loyal clientele has remained and supported us for over 20 years. These include well-known and respected brands such as Impala Platinum, Anglo, Seriti, Silicon Smelters, Samancor, Mine and Quarry, Chemquest, Multotech, and Moolmans (Aveng Mining).

Our greatest asset at Special Envoy is our staff, which prides themselves in being ‘the best they can be’. We have longstanding staff members that have been part of the Special Envoy family for over 26 years. One of our key values is empowering our staff and encouraging them to grow within the business and better themselves. We aim to identify the potential of all workers and upskill them so they feel good about themselves and in return are proud and enjoy what they do.

Management & Ownership

Special Envoy has remained under the same ownership of founder Dave Beveridge for 32 years, but in April 2014 he handed over the reins to Alex Staniland and Pinky Xaba who have similar ethics, business skills, and motivation.

Alex Staniland brings 15 years of experience in business management, having run his own successful, national IT business for 9 years. He sold this business in 2013 and was looking for something new and a worthy challenge. Although the Transport and IT industries seem far apart from one another, they are closer than one would think. Alex’s understanding of IT systems will assist in taking Special Envoy into the digital era. Alex’s role will consist of the day-to-day running of the business, caring for our valued clients and staff alike, and nurturing the success of Special Envoy.

Pinky Xaba comes with 15 years in the Transport Industry and heads up the Transport Division, being, which we feel is the most important position in our company.

The Special Envoy Team also comprises of a General Manager, Financial Manager as well as a Wearhouse and Sales Manager.


With the ever-increasing demand for Special Envoy to be BBBEE compliant, along with the new company ownership came new opportunities.

This coupled with our management and ownership structures, Skill development programs, Socio-Economic responsibility initiatives, and procurement policies ensure our current LEVEL 1 status is maintained.


Client Portfolio