Here are 10 South African apps that will make your life easier

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Feel like there aren't enough hours in the day? Business Insider South Africa has compiled a list of SA-based apps that could help to make your life easier.


Prim-U offers an Uber-like service for those who want a manicure, hair, massage or make-up session when it suits their schedule, in the comfort of their home.

The app will connect you with make-up artists, hairstylists, nail technicians and masseuses who will come to you at a time and venue that is convenient to you.

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The app, which is also available on Android and iOS, allows you to book your appointment at one of the salon's 10,000 branches countrywide.


The app connects pet owners with trusted pet sitters. Minderz now has 600 pet minders ready to house-sit, check on pets daily, and walk your dog while you are away. Much like Uber, the platform connects pet owners with minders in their vicinity.

The company is based in Cape Town, with a few minders in Johannesburg, and smaller groups each in Durban and Pretoria.


Droppa allows South Africans to order trucks and bakkies for deliveries. In just 8 months, SA's 'Uber for bakkies' has signed up dozens of trucks in Gauteng.

Eat Out

The well-known restaurant directory, Eat Out, is now available as an app on Apple and Android. The app allows you to find, book and review restaurants. 

Eat Out offers the largest directory of restaurants in South Africa. You can book a restaurant in real time and receive confirmations and reminders.

Thanks to geo-location technology, you can find and book restaurants near you.


The service, established in 2013, connects you with a cleaner within minutes. 


If you are part of a stokvel, then this may be a good app to consider. Founded by Dr Thomas Brennan, the former head of digital innovation at Discovery Health, the app give stokvels access to investment platforms that offer them higher returns than bank accounts.

Stokvels have the option of having their money invested into the Allan Gray Money Market Fund as well the Satrix40.

(Tip: There are thousands of apps with the name "Franc" in them. The easiest way to access the app is through the website


Zulzi will fetch anything in your area and get it delivered to you in less than one hour. On the app you can order groceries, liquor, and have someone pick up your medication or bring a food delivery from a restaurant.

Delivery fees range from R20 to R85. In some instances, it may even be free.


Bottles is an on-demand alcohol delivery app that is available free on iOS and Android. Through the app you can conveniently buy wine, beer and spirits across the country.


The budgeting and investment app by Old Mutual helps you keep track of your finances. You can view your cheque and savings accounts, credit and store cards, investments, loans and rewards - all in one place.

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