5 important safety tips for women and girls in South Africa

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1. Download Namola. With Namola you are able to get help fast at the push of a button. Response Centre Agents will call you to confirm your emergency and co-ordinate the relevant public emergency responders to your exact location.

2. Be proactive. If you feel like you are in a dangerous or uncomfortable situation, request assistance through Namola. The Response Centre Agents will happily hold on the line until you are safe or alternatively send you help, fast! It is also advisable to keep your smartphone location on at all times – when on the streets or when going out to functions – to be able to help emergency services locate you in the event that something happens.

3. Know your partner. Know the person you’re dating. If you are going to their house, make sure someone knows where they live. It is also a good idea to give the cell number of the person you’re dating or going out with to a friend or family member.

4. Travelling solo. Make sure that you jot down the vehicle registration numbers of any transport you are using and send it to a friend or family member. If you feel like you are in danger, request assistance through Namola.

5. Report abuse. You can do this on someone else’s behalf through Namola. If you fear for your life, get to a place of safety and request assistance through Namola.

Namola is the fastest way to get help in an emergency.

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