Are you juggling lifts to school, sport and extra-mural activities and struggling to get to everything? Then our new ride share service is your solution.  Parents that are unable to fetch and/or drop off their children can connect with parents that are already making the trip, in the same community.


View all available rides for a specific day and decide who your child will be traveling with. You can pre-book trips and share the details with your child.

If you are driving, you can create a trip and help other parents in your community.


You can track the trip on a map at any time and will receive notifications alerting you when your child has been picked up and dropped off.

Community Solution

All drivers are also part of the school community. They are parents you greet when dropping off your child at school or standing next to you at a game cheering on the team that both your kids play in.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Access to ride-sharing service in d6 Connect:

d6 Connect is an app that connects you to your school and other d6 communities, where you can receive real-time information from your school or community, and information about specific learners.

Your school needs to make use of the d6 Connect management system which enables them to connect you as a user. This is also how you will be verified in order to make use of the ride-sharing service.

Yes, you also need to be part of a school community in d6 Connect.  Your information is verified by your school in order to be able to use the ride-sharing service.

If you are not part of the school community, you need to enquire from your school.

This means that your contact number is not listed in your schools contact database.  Please request from your school to add you as a contact on their d6 Connect management portal.

Please ask your school about this service. 

How the app works:

That means that there are no parents in your community that are offering a trip. You can decide to create a trip and offer this to other parents in your community.

You will need to be part of the d6 Connect school community, and send the following documents to

    • Valid PrDP (Professional Driving Permit)
    • Valid Operating Licence
    • Third-party liability insurance to the minimum value of R2 500 000
    • Banking details
    • It is the responsibility of drivers to be aware of all rules and regulations around transporting scholars: please see this document

If your child is a rider you will need to load your credit or debit card details onto the app. You will see what the trip costs before you accept, only once a trip is completed will your money be deducted. Trips are charged at R12 for the first 4km’s, and R3/km thereafter.

As a driver, you will see what the amount is that you will receive for the trip before accepting the Zipalong (child making the trip with you). The money will be paid into your account by the 7th of the following month in which you have completed the trips.

Unfortunately this means that the driver has not given permissions to get the live location from their phone to enable Zipalong to track the trip.

If you are the driver you need to make sure that you give Zipalong permission to share your location.  Go to Settings > Notifications > d6 Connect, make sure Zipalong, Zipalong Trip, Zipalong Trip Tracking and Zoho SalesIQ are all set to “allowed”.

For schools:

The school will act as a driver on the app, load the trips and manage all the bookings on this platform

The split of fare payment is as follows:

45% goes to a registered PDP driver with a vehicle that has an Operating Licence
10% goes to the insurance
24% goes to zipalong
5% goes to the school (in the case where the driver offers a trip without remuneration, a bigger portion will go to the school)
16% goes to the bank for transaction fees

The drivers part of the money will be split between the school and Zipalong.

The abovementioned money will then be used to help the community.

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