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Welcome to Yabelana The Yabelana (meaning to share) system is the first of its kind and uses technology to provide older persons and their supporters with easily accessible information on their mobile phones. The system supports a variety of mobile phones including:

• Pushbutton phones to via a USSD code (*134*237#)
• An app for smartphones (Google Play Store, Apple iStore)

Yabelana is context specific, and gives a wide range of information, from health care and social services to councillors' contacts and events. Although targeted at older persons, services listed are not age-restricted. Service providers are registered on Yabelana to create and update their information and send notification of events to users. To keep information up to date and relevant communities are encouraged to prompt service providers to be listed on the eDirectory. Users are able to give instant feedback on their phones, thus encouraging citizen participation and accountable service delivery. The project is currently active in the communities of Ikageng, Promosa, Lokaleng and Sharpeville.

Join the Community

Download the App

SMS to 30173

to subscribe to event notifications


Dial *134*237#

to access the service directory

Yabelana for users

The easy to use Yabelana app is available on both iOS and Android. Simply go to the Apple App store or the Google Play Store and search for the Yabelana app to get started.

Search for service providers in your area

Easily find service providers in any category

Make contact with the service provider that you need

Give feedback on the service provided by going to the provider's profile and clicking on the "Feedback" button

Look for events in your area

Yabelana for Service Providers The Yabelana App makes it easy for service providers to register and promote their services 1 Get the App Your first step is to download the app, go to settings and select Register as Service provider. 2 Register Complete the forms by following the onscreen instructions. 3 Add a Reference We need someone in or network that knows you to confirm your identity. To do this add the mobile number of another service provider that can verify you. 4 Join the Community Once you are verified, you can start adding your services and schedule local events.

Funded by Tirelo Bosha - public service improvement programme and partnership between the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) and the Belgian Development Agency.