SA engineer Neo Hutiri cuts waiting time for medicine from hours to seconds

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba with Pelebox inventor Neo Hutiri. @NeoValHut

31-year-old South African engineer (and founder at Technovera) Neo Hutiri is the inventor of Pelebox, a “smart locker” for collecting chronic medicine.

At some public hospitals, patients can wait for hours for medication.

Using Pelebox takes 36 seconds.

Hutiri came up with the idea for Pelebox after contracting tuberculosis and having to queue for medicine at a state hospital.

Users receive a one-time PIN on their phones, which opens a locker with their medication.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Hutiri.

For more detail, listen to the interview in the audio below.

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