A ride-sharing app for women only is due to hit SA soon – how do you feel about it?
Soon, the cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg will have access to a women-only ride-hailing service that will allow women to connect with other female riders and drivers through an app called ChaufHer .
We all know that being female in South Africa lately has come with all sorts of increasingly worrying realities and an alarmingly high increase in crime against women, so when it comes to commuting we need to be feel as comfortable and as safe as possible.
ChaufHer aims to facilitate this by creating a safe environment for women to get from A to B with the support of other women. On its website it says, “Our mission is to provide a safe environment for women to get out there and live their best lives without having to worry about how they will get around. Every aspect of the ChaufHer experience places safety at its heart.”
“When women get together and support each other anything is possible. We created ChaufHer to be truly by women, for women, so you know that someone you can trust is picking you up.”
The service assures that all its drivers are professional, vetted and have SOS buttons at their fingertips.
Once the service is officially here, this is how it will work:
In today’s times, would you feel more comfortable using a women-only ride-hailing service? Take our poll here: