Delivery scooters are lifeline for SA’s jobless

One organisation is doing its bit to propel South Africans out of unemployment and onto delivery bikes

23 March 2021 - 20:35 By tanya farber

“It gives me peace of mind that there’s no boss hassling me, but it’s a real challenge having no benefits,” says Davie Mwenda, swathed in Takealot blue and peeking out from his crash helmet.

The Cape Town delivery rider’s words sum up the zeitgeist of a sector of the gig economy that has mushroomed worldwide thanks to the lockdown boom in online purchasing. ..

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