Wayne’s passion for technology and innovation started very early in life. He has enjoyed always tinkering with everything to see what makes it tick. Straight after school he got offered a job as a software developer and which awarded him the skill set to start turning dreams into reality. He made his first serious attempt at starting a business with his brother in 2006 which ended when they joined up with one of their partners. Wayne then went on to specialize and consult in business analytics and is currently employed as a data analyst for a large corporation where he drives innovative projects internally. He enjoys helping other people and is generally always thinking about ways to make people’s lives easier and better. His dream is to one day turn one of his ideas into a major success and to thereby make a positive contribution the world.

Idea Summary

The concept consists of developing and managing an online database of informal workers that will include Domestic Helpers, Painters, Gardeners, Plumbers, Electricians, Tilers, Carpenters and any of the skills that you would normally see advertised on pieces of cardboard next to the road. Potential customers can then search this database by using a smartphone or tablet app and will be presented by a list of individuals within the specified area that meet the requirements.

Hamba Agents will be used to get users registered. A Hamba Agent can be any person that has access to a smartphone with a camera and gps. The Agent will simply download the Hamba Agent App from the relevant App Store and can then register any other individual for a small fee of +/- R40. The agent will be responsible for capturing the details of the individuals and taking a photo of both the new Hamba Worker’s face and their ID book or Passport. The newly created Hamba Worker will get a SMS to inform them that their details have been captured. They can then pay the Agent and will be notified. All the money generated by the Agents will be for their own .

Anyone will be able to download the app for free and search the database as much as they want. When they find a suitable individual, they will then be able to purchase the contact number for that worker for a nominal fee of R5-R10. This fee will be charged either by sending a premium rate SMS (from the app) or by using the in-app purchase features of the smartphone platforms.

After the service was delivered, customers will be encouraged to leave comments and rate the individual.

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11 Comments to "Hamba"

  • Ramafamba Mutendwahothe says:

    August 13, 2013 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    zebu brand product aims to provide new ,improved and latest methods of proving and doing poultry business using customized method of distributing channels which will generate a high level of employment by introducing commision agent all around our previously disadvantaged rural villages around the homelands.

    since the price wars and anti dumping duty are piling around poultry product and chicken ,we saw a niche markert wich will grow in the near future as result of shortage or epensive eggs due to insufficient production faclities and cartels around poultry sector.

    our business includes producing eggs and raising chicken using free and clean energy (wind turbines and solar systems) to run our production facilities and those who will be interested in our franchises.

    using recycling material and new ones,our franchise model will cost less than R 150 000 with the ability to generate an average of R25 000 per months and anverage of 5 employees,we believe our model will be a success

    we as Zebu brand managers will make sure that those under our franchise will get an exposure to urban market and quick,relevance,timeless and quality distrubution channel which includes taking eggs from rural villages to commision agents,online markerting,retailers,government organisation e.g hospital ,prisons, school etc,franchises ,hotels and fast food restaurant. we will also handle deliveries from our chicken growers and eggs mini production facilities owned by villagers (esspecially womans) to the makert at a very small fee.

    we believe our business model can be a solution to high unemployment (around 60% ) around homelands poverty affected villages .

  • Brendan Martin says:

    August 14, 2013 at 9:07 pm - Reply


  • Wayne Macmillan says:

    August 17, 2013 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    Thanks for all the support guys, really appreciate it!

  • Candice Ann Goosen says:

    August 23, 2013 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Fantastic idea!!!

  • Wayne Macmillan says:

    August 23, 2013 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    Please like the Hamba facebook page to show your support. I will be adding some more content there soon!

  • Mehrnaz Partovi says:

    September 4, 2013 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Hi Creators of ideas and Competitors,

    I would like to bring to your attention that the creator of Active Citizen has accumulated 135000 in less than 5 days. We all know how long it takes to collect and spend votes in a day. I have been watching this specific competitor as most of the votes comes from one person(one account). This person votes in excess of 24000 in one day alone with one account.When we all know that it takes an average 1 hour to collect a 1000 smiles and then another 1 hour to spend it.

    I brought this to attention of FNB and explained that it is impossible to increase your votes by that much in such a short period of time, especially when all the votes comes from one person´s account.

    After the mail to FNB, Active Citizen’s votes stopped to increase immediately. It carried on a day later, after the names of the top ten supporters where removed, and this looked even more suspicious and gave even more reason that they are hacking the site.

    I writing this to all the idea creators to point out, that although we are all very competitive, we are still playing fairly and we should not allow a cheater to get away with this and just sit back and watch how they carrying on jumping 30000 votes in less than a day with one account like they doing currently.

    The sooner all idea creators bring this to the attention of the authorities involved, the sooner this will be resolved and we can carry on enjoying this competition fairly.

    SharkWatch supporter.

    1. Candice Ann Goosen says:

      September 4, 2013 at 12:44 pm - Reply

      Hi there
      I totally agree Mehrnaz!!!!!
      Since Active citizen has come online, the site has been extremely SLOW!!!!! I saw from day 1 there is something fishy and have also been watching him.
      I will most definitely report it from my side as well because it is ridiculous!!!

  • Mfundo Maxhakane says:

    September 13, 2013 at 4:36 am - Reply

    This innovation recognises, organises and partly formalise the informal business which is absolutely great for the growth of those businesses and for the South African economy in terms of wealth distribution and job creation. This idea is well thought and it’s impact is vital. It’s my number one.

    1. Wayne Macmillan says:

      September 15, 2013 at 11:51 pm - Reply

      Thanks Mfundo. I am glad to see you share my vision. There’s still a lot of hard work ahead, but I think it’ll be worth it in the end. Watch this space :)

  • Greg Carstens says:

    October 7, 2013 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    Very useful app! Great idea!

  • gary carstens says:

    October 23, 2013 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Nice app , possibly a bit more secure in knowing who you “pick up” / well don!!!

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