M4Jam (Pty) Ltd

11 Sustainable cities and communities
  • Year: 2020
  • Award: World Summit Award
  • Category: Smart Settlements & Urbanization
  • Producer: Georgie Midgley, Devin Govindasamy, Angela McCann
  • Country: South Africa
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M4Jam is a technology company in South Africa connecting businesses to people seeking work via a mobile app. Through gig work M4Jam links jobbers with organisations needing micro-tasks completed. Armed with smartphones, the people most in need can earn all or additional income by taking on micro-jobs ranging from surveys, education and mystery shopping to product and concept testing and more. The M4JAM platform enables start-ups, SMEs or big business, as well as NGOs and governments, to connect directly with rural and peri-urban communities.