Medicine on wheels for Khayelitsha residents

An initiative started by Sizwe Nzima, a 21-year-old South African entrepreneur, is now a thriving, Forbes-recognised and award-winning business which fills a much-needed gap between the residents in Khayelitsha, Cape Town and the nearby public hospitals and clinics.

Nzima and his employees deliver medication by bicycle to chronically ill, mostly elderly residents who would have otherwise spent essential time, money and energy making their way to facilities and queuing for their medication.

His business is called Iyeza Express and, since its inception in 2012, has a growing customer base.

Nzima is one of the M&G’s 200 Young South Africans for 2013 and was recently featured on BBC.

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