Swypa Delivery is a delivery service provider for township-based businesses, offering logistics solutions that assist with delivery of food, liquor, groceries, parcels and medicine and supply business support. Established in Tembisa in 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic saw the business rapidly grow its offering to help safely deliver products such as food, masks, and hand sanitisers. Through its deliveries, the company services over 40 local businesses in the food, liquor, laundry,
pharmaceutical, daily essentials, and auto spares trade including several lifestyle and clothing brands. Swypa has expanded its offering to informal food traders by helping them with professional packaging and presentation options, banking solutions by accepting cash and card options on delivery, and also connects these informal traders to both customers and suppliers. Swypa is targeting 23 main cities around the country using 250 motorised scooters – South Africa’s township population makes up 18% of the country’s population. Having recently increased their delivery bike fleet and developed an app to make orders easier, founder Boitumelo Monageng and managing director Thabang Kgopane together with their team of 20, hope to grow the business into a free-to- use township business-focused delivery service for consumers nationwide.