The Khwela app hopes to play a role in making the taxi industry more relevant and user-friendly for commuters. Photo: Facebook
DURBAN  - Township innovators and entrepreneurs are working to solve the challenges that township based consumers face according to SME South Africa. 

Here are five great apps that have been created for the township market:

Kasi Eats

This app was formed in 2015 but only launched two years later in 2017. T Kasi Eats app helps restaurants located in the townships to market their menus and also manage food delivery orders.

The Kasi Eats app is currently in the beta stage and their goal is to take it to all townships across South Africa.


The Vuleka app is changing how spaza shops in townships purchase stock from the suppliers through the power of bulk purchase.

Brian Makwaiba and Oscar Monama, the founders of the app, saw the opportunity to provide a holistic route marketing solution for FMCG companies as well as spaza shop owners. 

Vuleka won the at Township Entrepreneurship Awards winners in the retail and finance category.


The Khwela app hopes to play a role in making the taxi industry more relevant and user friendly for commuters. It provides taxi commuters with information including prices and routes. Skhona Khumalo the CEO and the founder of Khwela aims to also incorporate a forum where commuters can discuss or let each other of important taxi-related alerts such as taxi strikes.

This app is currently available on Google Play and iOS App Store.

Explore Ikasi 

Katleho Nyawuza’s Explore iKasi is a personal assistant app. It puts together all of the township-based businesses, services, entertainment etc, for both locals and tourists to help them easily find their way around.

More than 300 businesses in different townships being listed are listed on the app and it  is currently available on both IOS and Android.


StokFella is an online stokvel platform that makes it convenient for stokvel clubs to manage their admin, monthly payments and claims using a smartphone or via website.

They also assist stokvel clubs in growing their savings through their investment channels.

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