Pabi Moloi, Peter Matthaei, Yusuf Abramjee, Nomsa Philiso, Stephen Podilea and Warwick Scott-Rodger during the launch of Namola yesterday.

CAPE TOWN - South Africa's ‘Uber for Police’ or your own personal panic button, the Namola App was launched nationally last week. 

Since then, it has been downloaded by over 16 000 South Africans, bringing the total number of users to 100 000.



Namola recently introduced ‘Namola Watch’, which will alert verified participating Community Policing Forums, neighbourhood watches and farm watches of incidents in their area, so that they can further assist users requesting emergency assistance through the Namola App.
 
Namola’s CEO, Peter Matthaei says: “We would like to thank every person and institution who has downloaded the App. Together we have taken a proactive approach to fighting crime. Your interest in protecting your families and communities is what motivates us to keep on going.”

Andy Mashaile, Interpol #TurnBackCrime Ambassador, and former Gauteng CPF board chairperson said it was important to use technology to #MakeSAsafe.

  “I encourage everyone to download Namola. Police must respond to emergencies with speed,” said Mattaei. 

 - BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE