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ParkFind is Africa’s first search, navigation and payment app for parking. At present the app can only be used in Cape Town, South Africa - but there are plans to introduce the app to further African cities.
  • A simple step-by-step guide to finding parking with Parkfind app

    Are you curious about now Cape Town-based Street Parking Solution's (SPS) personal parking assistant Parkfind app works? Here's a quick step by step guide on how to use the app to locate and pay for parking in the Cape Town city centre. The Parkfind app allows you to find parking in real time, navigate to a parking bay using GPS. In addition, users get access to parking tariff information as well as the ability to make in-app parking payments. 1. Download the app Start by downloading the Parkfind app for free from the Apple AppStore or Google Play. 2.Sign up and enable in-app payments For Parkfind's in-app payment function to work, users...

  • Here’s how Cape Town is using IoT to be smarter, safer, sustainable [Native]

    As more and more people move into urban areas, cities around the world are increasingly turning to tech, particularly the Internet of Things (IoT) to better manage their  growing urban populations. Late last year, Cape Town was named as one of 22 cities around the world leading in implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Cape Town is one of 22 smart cities acknowledged to be leading in the implementation of IoT in Nokia's Smart City Playbook A 2016 report titled the Smart City Playbook which was commissioned by Nokia looked at how 22 cities around the world are leveraging the power of...

  • The tech behind Parkfind: Here’s how it allows you to find, park, pay [Sponsored]

    Parkfind, an app developed by Street Parking Solutions (SPS), allows users to search for, navigate to and pay for parking anywhere in the Cape Town central business district (CBD) in real time. With layers of technology behind it, have you ever wondered how it all works? It took two years to develop the architecture around Parkfind, the business model and the internally developed parking management system that forms the backbone of Parkfind, says SPS operations manager Josh Lindenberg. “We understand the parking business, we understand parking management and we understand how sensors work,” says Lindenberg. He says the app is unique in that SPS has...

  • From operating under a tree, meet man who today owns Street Parking Solutions

    From running his business from under a tree in an abandoned parking lot in Claremont, Cape Town -- entrepreneur Zunade Loghdey today runs a parking management company that employs over 300 parking marshals. Loghdey's Street Parking Solutions (SPS) currently manages the City of Cape Town’s parking solutions in the city centre. In 2008 when he started SPS he took to managing just 100 parking bays in Claremont. At the time Loghdey (pictured above, right) could not afford an office. “I found an abandoned bowling green in Bowwood Road, Claremont, it’s still there today. The tree that you see in the parking lot is the tree that...

  • Parkfind claims to be first in Africa with real-time search, navigation and payment

    Tired of driving around Cape Town wasting both fuel and time looking for parking? A company that manages the city's parking claims its app Parkfind is the first in Africa that allows you to search for, navigate to and pay for parking in real-time. "Parkfind is the s**t," says Zunade Loghdey. He's the founder of Street Parking Solutions (SPS) the Cape Town-based on-street parking solutions company that launched the parking app in July. "We are the first in Africa and one of two or three in the world with a full time search, navigation and payment application,” says Loghdey. Parkfind utilises the best of parking technology to...