technology meets waste – south africa
release date: 28 september 2020
Gift Lubele is a former research engineer at one of the leading telecommunications companies in South Africa; He is a co-founder of Kudoti which was named 2020 most innovative companies in South Africa by Fast Company and currently works full time in the company as a Chief Operating Officer (COO). Kudoti is a digital platform for managing waste in Africa, providing tools for waste companies of all sizes to manage their operations through a SAAS solution better. Gift is currently doing his Bachelor of Business Administration at Regenesys Business School in South and has designed and facilitated international programs like the Leadership For Social Change in Mauritius with association with YUVA, through this program, he trained more than 60 young Mauritius and the President of Mauritius gave him two awards for his work. Gift studied in Mauritius at the African Leadership University for a year, came back to South Africa and completed a design thinking program from the University of Cape Town School of business and has several titles to his name which includes being named Top 20 under 30 Entrepreneurs by Fast Company and 100 most influential Young South Africans.
Kudoti is a tech provider for waste management companies to help them digitize and optimize their operations. We are currently engaging with a number of waste companies and organizations across South Africa to better understand the challenges they face and how technology can help. We focus especially on optimizing waste collection requests, digitizing client interactions throughout the process, improving driver assignment, and optimizing the use of logistics assets amongst other features.
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