IYEZA EXPRESS – MEDICINE ON WHEELS

The inspiring story of Cape Town bicycle hero – Sizwe Nzima who started Iyeza Express, a bicycle courier service that collects chronic medication from public health facilities and delivers it directly to patients homes.

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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Director & Founder of BICYCLE SOUTH
Cape Town based designer & bicycle activist, Leonie is passionate about sustainability and green living. When she is not busy advocating for bicycle cities or blogging on Cape Town’s bicycle culture, you’ll find her adventuring beyond the city limits on her steel frame touring bike.
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Director & Founder of BICYCLE SOUTH
Cape Town based designer & bicycle activist, Leonie is passionate about sustainability and green living. When she is not busy advocating for bicycle cities or blogging on Cape Town’s bicycle culture, you’ll find her adventuring beyond the city limits on her steel frame touring bike.

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