Township teenagers start delivery service for R9 using bicycles

Township teenagers start delivery service for R9 using bicycles

- A group of young boys have decided to use their bicycles to help the community

- The teenagers deliver shopping and takeaways to residents in the township of Langa, focusing on the elderly

- For this essential service, the business-savvy boys charge a small fee of only R9

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A few teenagers from Langa have started an initiative of delivering food to residents' homes for only R9. The kids, aged 14 to 19, use their bikes to get around.

Their delivery company is called Cloudy Deliveries. Interested parties can call the boys to do their shopping for them or to pick up takeaways.

Speaking to, the co-founder Colin Mkosi said that there are 11 young boys and two 10- year-old boys who help with the fixing of the bicycles.

To stay during the pandemic, the group are armed with masks and sanitizers.

"Two residents in our community helped us out with masks. So each of the boys have 2 mask each. We also have sanitizers. We started off with gloves but we saw that it's better to have sanitizers."

Township teenagers start delivery service for R9 using bicycles
Source: Facebook/Cloudy Deliveries
Source: Facebook

The group's vision is to provide a reliable delivery service in black communities. They also wish to positively impact the lives of young boys in our townships. The company is in its infancy stage, having been established just two months ago.

"When we started a couple of weeks ago we knew our delivery service will not be perfect, that is why we have dedicated ourselves to working extremely hard and to paying attention to every delivery we make."

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Mkosi said the service was initially started to help the elderly who are unable to go to the shops. The residents know and trust the boys so safety is never a concern.

“The community has received us very well."

Cloudy Deliveries can be contacted via their Facebook page or on 074 882 0306.

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