Sharing Economy: Opportunities, Impacts, and Disruptors 2016-2020, and it found that sharing economy platforms, such as Uber, Airbnb and TaskRabbit, are to witness a trebling of revenues from $6.4 billion in 2015 to $20.4 billion by 2020. Quite interesting for the African continent, the study also found that the expansion of sharing services into emerging markets, coupled with growth in what are deemed more established regions, will drive a surge in returns for investors. Whilst a number of industries have already been impacted by the sharing economy, other core markets will see significant disruption over the next few years. For example, providers of shared personal services such as TaskRabbit, Airtasker and the Japanese platform Anytimes will see their time saving solutions prove popular with consumers striving to maintain a healthy ‘work-life balance’. Juniper believes that a number of smaller and emerging shared economy industries are primed for significant growth over the coming 10 years, namely the shared delivery and manufacturing sectors. Uber has already launched its UberRUSH local delivery service, as well as UberEATS, which utilises freelance drivers to deliver food, disrupting the logistics sector. UberEATS recently launched in Melbourne, Australia bringing the total number of cities in which it is available across the globe to 13, with plans to continue expansion throughout 2016. That expansion includes the African continent, with an announcement in July that UberEATS will soon have a presence in South Africa. The sharing economy is not ‘on its way’ – it’s here already.