You might wonder, why did we bother building MyEastLondon?
The answer is simple: It was a problem I encountered again and again since I moved to East London (South Africa) in 2015.
I love East London. It is such a beautiful and vibrant city. But since moving here, I have had a problem of finding the best service providers to help me with my little home projects.
One time, I had asked one gentleman to help me combine my garage door with gate motor and make them work with one remote. I got his contact details from a weekly neighbourhood flyer. He came and did his magic. A week later, the remote gave me problems. Until today, it hasn’t been sorted.
I also went through the same hardship even when I was looking for the best places to eat, drink, shop or visit. I used Google, but it didn’t help. In most cases, my friends and colleagues were the ones who would give me a better recommendation.
So, two years later (in 2017), I decided: If I am planning to stay in East London for some time, I might as well create a solution to this problem.
So that’s when I started MyEastLondon.