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10 Nov

“Uber” for police now launched in South Africa


Will this help police respond faster to emergencies?

A new app named Namola is a South African security app which is labelled “Uber for police” and has now been made available for download nationally.

Namola allows users to share their location, name and emergency with a 24/7 response call center. For genuine alerts, the police, emergency response and citizen responders are then dispatched and monitored.

“We piloted the technology in some of the Gauteng Traffic Police high-performance vehicles and the technology has proved to be effective in improving turnaround time when responding to crime incidents and emergency alerts,” said Gauteng’s MEC for community safety Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane.

According to crime activist and Namola chief ambassador Yusuf Abramjee, the app was originally launched in Tshwane and later Gauteng as a way to give victims of crime access to a new innovative method of contacting the police.

The crime prevention app also promises to tackle inefficiencies and ease pressures placed on 10111 centers by pre-screening alerts. This will be done by identifying the user’s exact location, making it easy for emergency services to find them.

The incredibly successful launch has now seen over 80 000 people registering for the app.

Namola is currently available to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play stores.


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