Bolt Launches Women-Only Taxi Service in South Africa!
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For women, by women! E-hailing platform Bolt has launched a Women-Only service that enables female passengers to request rides from female drivers only!


Johannesburg, South Africa (01 February 2021) – Bolt – one of the leading on-demand transportation platforms in Europe and Africa – recently launched their “Women Only” ride-type in South Africa.

The “Women Only” ride-type ensures that women passengers can request to be driven exclusively by women drivers across multiple cities in South Africa.

“The well-being of Bolt users is our top priority and a task we do not take lightly. Therefore, we’re constantly developing our platform and services to help ensure that every Bolt user feels secure and comfortable.”

This ride-type is now available in 8 of our cities in South Africa, including Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Emalahleni, Mbombela, Mthatha, East London and Rustenburg and will continue to be rolled out to other cities.

The “Women Only” ride-type will operate exclusively between the hours of 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily to make sure that women drivers and passengers can get around safely and in a way that’s most comfortable for them.

Drivers and passengers utilising Bolt’s Women Only service are protected by an app-integrated SOS emergency button, made possible through Bolt’s partnership with national safety platform Namola.

The SOS button enables passengers and drivers to connect quickly and easily 24/7 to private armed response teams, private emergency medical services, and roadside assistance if they are involved in any medical or security emergency while on a Bolt ride.

The ride fares of the Women Only Bolt ride-type are identical to the ride fares of a regular Bolt ride.

“We’ll continue to roll out this option to more cities across South Africa as part of our commitment to ensuring the safety of everyone who uses the Bolt app.”

For more information, click here.

Sources: Bolt
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