Women’s Month has officially kicked off and Bonang Matheba is doing her bit to empower females all over the country
The media darling is in talks to launch B-Safe, an emergency response app, which will assist women who find themselves in dangerous situations.
Partnering with Cartrack, which helps locate missing vehicles, women can use Bonang’s app to signal for help, the star revealed.
Speaking to City Press, Bonang said: “Once an emergency is activated on your phone, a response unit in your area will come to your assistance. If you are in harm’s way, a vigorous shake of your phone or pressing the alert button in the app will activate a response vehicle and notify them of your location.”
Bonang added that her venture was developed as a practical way to fight the surge of gender-based violence in the country
She added: “I know so many women who have been affected by this [gender-based violence] in some way, shape or form. I have chosen not to simply respond vocally on social media, but rather to actively do something on the ground that can make a meaningful difference.
“I have opted to channel my energy into using technology to stem this wave of violence”.
Earlier this year former Metro FM presenter Masechaba Ndlovu launched ‘My Personal Lifeline’ app, which provides resources to victims of violent crimes
The app assists in providing responses to medical emergencies, rape, HIV, trauma, assault and domestic violence.
“It gives you access to a suite of services to help you overcome trauma, escape a bad situation, protect your family, and get back on your feet afterwards,” a description of the app states.
Masechaba survived two house robberies in 2019, and claimed that the app was a way in which she could ‘take back power’.
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