Linking Cape Town with Israeli technology

By Galya Tregenza

Hagai, the volunteer food delivery app that is being used in Cape Town, was brought to SA by the South African Zionist Federation (Cape Council).

The connection with Noam, developer of the app, was made through our Partneship2Gether programme.

We thought it would be interesting to follow up with those using the app to see how it has been working. We contacted Jewish Community Services and Cape Jewish Seniors, both of whom gave very positive feedback.

Lauren Cohn, the Jewish Community Services Tikvah Foodbank Co-ordinator said: “Noam’s app has been revolutionary in so many ways from immediate feedback from volunteers to ease of updating of information. It has minimized my admin, not to mention my paperwork! Not only is the app making things so much easier, but it is also so convenient to use either on my cell phone or computer. Noam is an absolute star and has the patience of an angel”.

Diana Sochen, Executive Director of Cape Jewish Seniors Association said: “CJSA were the first organisation outside Israel to use this app.  Noam was amazing in assisting us to get up and running. The Hagai app is very user friendly enabling even the basic user to be able to fully utilise the app. It has been a great experience to interact across borders and collaborate with Noam who has been happy to share his knowledge and talent. Thank you Noam, Hagai and the SAZF Cape Council for introducing us”.
The SAZF Cape Council is thrilled at how successful and beneficial this app has been and is committed to strengthening the ties between Israel and our local community.

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