If you can think of a problem, there’s probably an app with a solution. And even if the people of Mzansi are faced with a particular and unique set of challenges, our local tech whizzes have you covered.

Check out these five on-demand apps that will make your life simpler this year.

1. Droppa

It is being called the “Uber for bakkies” and if you’re planning to move this year, you can’t miss out on this app. According to its website, Droppa is “an on-demand delivery service that makes it safer and easier to move office or household goods and furniture”. Droppa allows users to track their goods from the moment they are picked up to delivery, and drivers go through a vigorous screening and training process before they go on the road. Droppa offers competitive pricing options, and the app can be downloaded for iOS and Android. The service is currently only available in Gauteng, with plans to expand to other cities in the future.

2. SweepSouth

SweepSouth instantly puts you in touch with a cleaner. The app connects you with cleaners for your house, office or BnB on demand, or on a more regular basis. Quotes are based on a personalised cleaning plan that you set up on the SweepSouth app, and you are able to see reviews of specific cleaners before making use of their services. Their recent update includes SweepCred which allows you to pay upfront for future cleaning costs or sponsor someone else for a clean. SweepSouth can be downloaded for Android and iOS devices.

3. Minderz

If you are looking for someone to look after your pet, Minderz is the app for you. Minderz is based in Cape Town, but offers pet-sitting, pet boarding and dog walking services from more than 600 vetted candidates in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. The service is affordable and based on your specific needs. Download the Minderz app for your Android device.

4. Zulzi

Need something fetched and delivered to you in a jiffy? Look no further than Zulzi. This award-winning app lets you order groceries, liquor and other products from a range of retailers and also collects anything from medication to food on your behalf. Zulzi promises delivery in less than an hour at affordable fees ranging from as little as R20 (delivery is also completely free in certain cases). Download the Zulzi app from the Apple or Google Play app stores.

5. Bottles

With Bottles, there’s no need to stop the party or drive under the influence when the booze is finished. Simply use Bottles to order a refill and have it delivered straight to your door. Bottles operates in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban and can be downloaded for iOS and Android devices.

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