iBoni is a bicycle and scooter sharing business that is in its concept phase that will become South Africa's first bike sharing business. Our vision is to make car ownership an option and not a necessity. We are striving to make car ownership redundant in South Africa by 2025. What inspires us is the realization that a fully functioning public transportation system is be backbone of increased economic participation and transformation. The sharing economy is a disruptive tool that iBoni wants to use with the public transportation industry
The word iBoni (pronounced [i:-boʊ-ni:]) is a South African township slang word which loosely translates to “bicycle”. iBoni is an innovative bicycle and scooter sharing start-up business founded in February 2015 and is currently based in the province of Gauteng in South Africa. Our commitment is to contribute to the well being and sustainability of the environment and its inhabitants in Africa;by providing a shared eco-friendly mode of transportation in the form of bicycles and scooters. We aim to be at the forefront of creating bike friendly cities in Africa; creating a unique and novel way to commute with ease, convenience and comfort.
• To create an integrated city wide bicycle and scooter share system in South Africa and Africa.
• To provide a green, efficient, and convenient mode of transport that is accessible.
• Considerably contribute to the health and wellbeing of urban city inhabitants.
• To decongest central business districts of vehicular traffic.
• To have social impact by creating a culture of cycling as a means of commuting.
• To reduce the carbon emissions in African cities.
• To increase the air quality in urban environments.
• To create a business that thrives in the green economy sector.
The collaborative consumption of resources is a globally growing trend. The idea being that a durable resource is shared amongst people in communities. Bicycle and scooter sharing is a service in which bicycles and scooters are used as a shared mode of transportation in communities. Bike sharing has been successfully implemented globally except in Africa. iBoni will usher in bike sharing as a shared resource to meet urban city transportation needs by using a combination of scooters and pedal bicycles.
Lesego is a co-founder and CEO at iBoni. He is a qualified civil engineering technician with experience in the structural engineering field. He has since left the field to pursue being an entrepreneur with the aim of creating businesses where everyone gives their efforts and benefits from every successful venture.He aspires to see a better future where great ideas and innovative solutions coincide with sustainability and efficiency. He was selected as part of the 100 Brightest Young Minds in Africa for 2015 by Barclays Brightest Young Minds.
Fikile is a co-Founder and Visionary at iBoni; has extensive experience in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ventures. He was selected as part of the 100 Brightest Young Minds in Africa for 2015 by Barclays Brightest Young Minds. Fikile was also selected as a Common Purpose Zimbabwean Leader in The Diaspora for 2015. He is also a speaker at events that motivate and inspire young people to participate in entrepreneurship. He is inspired to use entrepreneurship as a vehicle to tackle inequality in Africa.