ZwideAzi Engineering Solutions (Pty) Ltd (soon to be renamed Raazi (Pty) Ltd is a last mile logistics company focused on medicine using drones with the aim improving medical adherence for patients in hard to reach areas in South Africa. Our operations are in the public healthcare system. Founded in October 2019 by Yolanda Dolly Nxumalo and joined LaunchLab in January 2020. Vuthlarhi Shirindza joined the company in September 2020 which then transformed to raAzi (Pty) Ltd.
Through the Urbanlinks Africa initiative we have partnered with UK based companies Liquidstar and Karakoram (United Nations Development Programme’s 2020 Innovation winner) to deliver drone based temperature checks in informal settlements for the purpose of monitoring and controlling communicable diseases.
Our team of advisors is made up of experts who are leaders in their industries;
Prof. Thomas Jones, PhD Astronautics & Aeronautics MIT, co-founder and CEO of S-PLANE, HOD and professor of Electric and Electronics Department at Stellenbosch University
Dr. William Mapham, opthomologist, Founder and CEO of Vula Mobile, former Vice Chair of RuDASA
Dan Xavier Lole, Managing Director Programme Lead of TBHIV Care
Yolanda Nxumalo – SEDA Fem-In-Tech Finalist (Innovation Summit 2020)
Invited for an IOL profile feature running from the 28th of August 2020, an initiative of Fem-In-Tech SA Innovation Summit 2020.
Yolanda Nxumalo – October 2020 Entrepreneur of the Month for the Stellenbosch Network
Partners and Collaborators
Participant in the Scale Out For Impact (SOFI) Project initiative for UK-SA based SME partnerships our UK based partners SnooCODE and Sensor IT
UK based Liquidstar provides power for our drones
South African based Aerial Monitoring Solutions provides us with certified drones and pilots