Creators at Wits Tshimologong have created an app to help solve service delivery problems.
Residents of the Thulamela Local Municipality in Limpopo will be able to communicate with municipality officials on government-related concerns from next week.
This follows the launch of ‘Let’s Talk’, a mobile app that is designed to help resolve service delivery issues that arise within municipalities.
Moepi Setona, the founder of Saya-Setona, an IT company based at Wits University’s Tshimologong Precinct that created the app, told Wits Vuvuzela that he was inspired to create the app after he experienced difficulties trying to get diabetes medication for his grandmother, who lives in a rural municipality in the Free State.
“We are focused on next generation solutions, solving service delivery problems [and] developing internet connectivity in rural areas,” said Setona.
Tshimologong community manager Natalie Makgamathe told Wits Vuvuzela the Precinct has given Saya-Setona a stable working environment to create its products.
This has given his company exposure as well as opportunities to meet with other innovators in the country, said Setona.
“We are currently working on a pipeline product that assists government with town planning”, said Setona.
The communications spokesperson of the Thulamela municipality, Nndwamato Tshiila, said, “Hopefully this app will reduce service delivery protests in the area.
FEATURED IMAGE: Founder of Saya-Setona, Moepi Setona. Photo: Tumelo Modiba.
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