JOHANNESBURG – South African startup Jini Guru would like to introduce uKheshe, a smartphone app and QR card that will make it easy for South Africans to pay it forward in everyday situations.
Whether you want to tip your car guard, pay your gardener or help someone in need, uKheshe makes it quick and easy when you don’t have spare change handy.
uKheshe means cash in Zulu and allows you to pay anyone who has an uKheshe QR card, best of all they don’t need a bank account and you don’t need cash handy.
The app was developed in 2018 and founder, Jason Penton first conceptualised uKheshe when he needed to pay someone who did not have a bank account, and he did not have cash handy.
“uKheshe was developed to provide the easiest and cheapest way to pay someone for services or to leave a tip for great service.” says Penton. “The recipient does not need a bank account, a simple cell phone capable of USSD will suffice.”