Zawadi owes its existence to the unbundling of Jabba Mobile Direct. For most of its nine years distributing sim card starter packs in the informal sector, Jabba was a leader in their industry, receiving regular recognition as the best dealer in the industry. Jabba Mobile Direct positioned itself as a leader in direct sales to the informal market.
After the unbundling of the company assets in 2021, Chris van der Walt (one of the founders and shareholders of Jabba Mobile Direct) started Zawadi Distributors. With his industry experience and knowledge, he has positioned Zawadi to be more than just a sim card distributor. Zawadi is able to distribute any digital product or service directly to the consumer in the informal market space.
The name Zawadi is an African word, meaning “gift”. Our mission is to make your quality product or service accessible to those who need it. We strive to touch our world with an aim to improve the lives of our customers. So if you have a product or service that could add value to the lives of others, we will be glad to provide the masses access to this “gift”.
We operate in all nine provinces of South Africa. We have well-established sales agent networks in South Africa’s major metropolitan areas and most larger towns. We also have agents in Zimbabwe, Malawi, DRC, Nigeria, Botswana, and Mozambique. We’re actively seeking opportunities to extend our reach further into Africa.
How we operate
innovative commision solution
Zawadi Distributors provide income generation opportunities to sales agents in the informal sector. Our current focus is to provide a distribution network for Sim Card starter packs through a country-wide network of agents. We bring prepaid airtime and data deals, tailor-made for our customer profile to the market.
Our existing network is ideally positioned to distribute a range of products and services to the informal market. With our innovative route-to-market strategy we are able to effectively deliver suitable products and services to an extensive rural and urban market.
Distributing quality products and services to the informal sector.