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CAPE TOWN - In a bid to buffer up the safety of its passengers and drivers, ride-hailing service, Taxify has announced it has partnered with emergency assistance app, Namola. 

Since the emergence of ride-hailing apps like Taxify, there has been uproar and hate crimes committed against these drivers. 

Cab drivers have been targeted for supposedly stealing the work of minibus taxis and others modes of public transport. 

In light of this, Taxify has launched an in-app safety button which will connect “at risk drivers” to emergency services.  

In a statement on its official Facebook page, Taxify announced the partnership with Namola. 

“We are happy to announce that in partnership with Namola we have launched an in-app safety button that connects at risk drivers to emergency services.

Rider and driver safety is our first and foremost priority. The safety button will allow Taxify drivers to access rapid deployment of the correct emergency response, should they find themselves in danger”, said the post. 

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