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'Tinder of mobility' uGoMyWay wins inaugural AfricaCom 20/20 Innovation Award

uGoMyWay has received the inaugural AfricaCom 20/20 Innovation Award 2017 at the 20th AfricaCom conference and exhibition held recently at the CTICC. Chris Megan, CEO and Sipho Ndimande, operations manager at the Cape Town-based carpool platform provider accepted the award - based on votes made by delegates who attended the continent's largest technology, media and telecommunications event.

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On accepting the award, Chris Megan said: “We are honoured by the recognition of uGoMyWay and our ride-sharing platform that is tackling the real-world issue of chronic traffic congestion, and to be a shining example of commerce in the peer-to-peer economy of the 4th Industrial Revolution. We are equally proud to have been referred to as the ‘Tinder of Mobility’”.

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Formally launched in 2017 and gathering the support of top-tier corporates throughout Cape Town, the uGoMyWay app now delivers the highest quality of match between drivers and passengers for their regular day-to-day journeys. More than 80% of new users in Cape Town get a carpool match who is less than five minutes out of their way on a 21km journey. The app is now being rolled out nationally with a growing presence in Johannesburg, Pretoria and other cities throughout the country.

Accelerating Africa’s digital transformation


The AfricaCom 20/20 Arena was the centrepiece of the three-day exhibition located in the recently expanded and newly opened, Technology Arena staged in the recently launched CTICC 2. This brand-new show floor feature was dedicated to accelerating Africa’s digital transformation, featuring more than 100 technology focused exhibitors.
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