New ride-hail service ‘for wom

Photo: Pixabay/ Gustavo Braz

New ride-hail service ‘for women, by women’ coming to Cape Town and Joburg

The new ride-hailing service, ChaufHer made it their mission to make the process of driving and riding in the ride-hail industry safer and more secure.

New ride-hail service ‘for wom

Photo: Pixabay/ Gustavo Braz

A new ride-hailing service ‘for women, by women’, is coming to Cape Town followed by Johannesburg soon after. 

The new ride-hailing service called ChaufHer – which will enable women to use online platforms to connect between passengers and the local drivers’ service – will reportedly be the ‘safest and most convenient way to get around’. The service was ultimately created to be ‘truly by women, for women, so you know that someone you can trust is picking you up’.

On Facebook, ChaufHer said that they constantly hear about the dangers faced by drivers and passengers when it comes to using ride-hailing services in SA. That’s why ChaufHer ultimately aims to answer this call by providing a safer transport solution for the most vulnerable members of society. 

ChaufHer is the smartest way to get around. One tap and a car will come directly to you. Your female driver knows exactly where to go and will get you there safely,” states their official website. 

Safety is their number one priority: 

From a One Time Pin (OTP) sent to the rider, through stringent vetting processes, to 24-hour support, the entire ChaufHer experience is built around safety. 

ChaufHer‘s safety features include: 

  • An SOS Emergency button that will notify the service (and a contact of choice) if the passenger or rider feels uncomfortable in any way.
  • Safe Places: ChaufHer safe places are designated areas where ChaufHer drivers can wait for fares without worrying. These spaces are set up close to partner events or high demand areas to help keep our drivers safe.
  • Training: ChaufHer will partner with professional organisations to improve the skills of drivers, and thus the safety of both rider and driver. Training covers hand/eye coordination and reaction techniques through to defensive driving.

How does it work?

All you have to do is download the ChaufHer app, and wait for your ride. 

At the moment, the app has not launched yet, but as soon as it goes live, ChaufHer will let their customers know. You can follow their Facebook Page for the latest updates over here.

To sign up as a rider: 

Those wanting to become a rider can use the app to sign up:

“You will need your ID Document or Passport, and your credit card, so make sure you have these on hand. The moment your sign up request is approved, you will receive a notification and can start enjoying truly safe and secure transport.”

See their official website for more information.