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At R50 a pop, this site wants to be the marketplace for all skills and talents

What are you willing to do for R50?

“I will design your book cover … for R50″, “I will install WordPress so you can build your own website … for R50″ or design your business cards and so forth. These are all micro-jobs people are willing to do on For A Fifty — a new site that hopes to change the way people distribute their skills and businesses outsource tasks.

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Launched on 25 August 2014 by Noleen Mariappen, For A Fifty is an online marketplace where people can offer services, skills or knowledge for R50 (about US$5). It currently seems to be more like a freelancers’ fair though For A Fifty hopes to get the bulk of South Africa’s skills on the platform — from matriculants to stay-at-home parents.

Mariappen tells Ventureburn that she hopes For A Fifty to become a household name within the next five years, and to then expand to other African countries.

“I would love for For A Fifty to be the first port of call for businesses and individuals looking for affordable services, and for us to have moved to the point where we support far more offline expertise, and have expanded into other regions as well,” Mariappen says.

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