'Uber for police' now available across Gauteng

The Gauteng Department of Community Safety has partnered with Namola to launch the safety app, which helps with the response times of South African police in getting to crime scenes.

The app called Namola, allows people to alert the nearest police officers when in need instead of calling 10111.

Namola co-founder and developer of the app, Alan Knott Craig, describes the app as an Uber for the police.

Knott-Craig says people would just open the app, report their exact location and then receive a call from the emergency services, 10111.

He says anyone who has a smartphone with Android can download the app.

Listen to the audio below to hear more about how app works...

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