Sibusiso Phakathi of South Africa has recently created a new digital platform that will give local businesses access to a pool of part-time candidates in their area as needed.
The site already has 1,000 eager job seekers registered.
The 31-year-old from Welkom, Free State, said the idea was born when he was completing his architectural technology degree at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). He said there were many students looking for part-time work.
"It was there where I realised how desperate students were for a part-time work and to earn an income," he said.
His company, JoBox App Developers, has developed its first product called JBX, an online platform.
Its target groups are students and unemployed youth, who it links to employers in specific areas.
"During an event one day I met a guy named Mabutho Moyo, who introduced me to events staffing. In 2014 we started an events staffing company called Moyo Recruits.
"And almost immediately things started going south, from late payments to sourcing new and reliable staff in different areas, so after two years of struggling we decided to go back to the drawing board to figure out how to solve these issues."
Phakathi said they then decided they should create an "Uber for staffing" which would solve many of the problems that they faced as a company.
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