Dipuo started her company, Pelontle Marekwa Transport Services in February 2009 with just one 14-seater taxi. Within a month, she realised that there were more children who needed transport. So she bought additional vehicles. Now she’s transporting 80 students to 10 different schools.
It turns out children aren’t the only people who need convenient, reliable, safe transport. Her local community needs help to get to weddings, funerals and other events, too.
Plus, businesses that close late at night, like restaurants, or industries that employ shift workers, such as mines or factories, could do with a helping hand to transport workers around the clock.
In all of these cases, public transport is not available at the times people need it. Even if it is available, it isn’t always safe. That’s because people are dropped at a central point and still need to make their way home.
Pelontle Marekwa Transport Services offers a door-to-door service.
Just like a taxi service, regular customers pay a monthly fee in advance. For all other services, a cash payment is made upfront.
"Transport is the heartbeat of social and economic development"
- The Branson Centre Team