WiFi, TVs and charging points: Man makes a living revamping taxis

WiFi, TVs and charging points: Man makes a living revamping taxis

In 2018, a 30-year-old man started his own company which revamps taxis to make passengers' lives better.

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Sarel Shabangu, who hails from Bushbuckridge in the lowveld of Mpumalanga, used to work as a taxi driver before he started his own company.

Shabangu installed a TV ins his taxi and later added free WiFi as well, Witbank News reported.

“Before I realised that I could make a business out of this, I had a 32 inch TV screen in my taxi and a Wi-Fi router just for my commuters to enjoy free Wi-Fi. Thereafter, I thought I should have unlimited Wi-Fi for everyone in the taxi to connect, that is when the idea kicked in," he said.

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WiFi, TVs and charging points: Man makes a living revamping taxis

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Briefly.co.za gathered that Shabangu grabbed onto the business opportunity with both hands and he has since installed his genius innovation in six local taxis owned by different people.

Shabangu installs TV screens, WiFi hotspots, charging points and surveillance cameras in taxis operating the the eMalahleni area.

Aside from providing entertainment for passengers, the innovative ideas provide local businesses advertising space on the TV screens - which led Shabangu to name his innovation Marketing On The Go.

Shabangu jumped into the business before getting any qualification in what he does but he said he used the little knowledge he had to make the business a success.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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