While collecting medication for his grandparents at a local clinic, 21-year-old South African entrepreneur Sizwe Nzima realised that many homes in poorer areas in the city experienced the same problem – lacking a means of transport, money, time and energy to collect medicine from public health facilities. He also saw the need to aid local hospitals that were struggling to cope with a large increase in chronic patients.
To solve these problems, he founded Iyeza Express, a bicycle courier service that collects chronic medication from public health facilities and delivers it to directly patients homes.
Today Iyeza Express is a thriving, Forbes-recognised and award-winning business, delivering much-needed medication to over 250 people in Khayelitsha, Cape Town and creating employment for youth, who have basic skills – like the ability to cycle.
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Bicycle South and Everyday Cycle Supply are stoked to invite you to the second edition of the Southern Campout global bike camping event!
World Bicycle Day is celebrated across the globe on Monday 3 June and Cape Town’s bicycle advocates came together to reward cycle commuters and shine a spotlight on those who are at the forefront of adopting this wonderful way of getting around!