JOHANNESBURG - A Cape Town teen has launched an e-hailing service strictly for women.
The App-driven Women Go service hires only female drivers and operates around the mother city.
Founder, Asiphe Mkhefa says she wanted to offer a more secure option to female passengers in response to gender-based violence.
"I figured that I need to create a society where women can actually feel safe in their own taxi services that they won't have any fear because I know from experience that when I get into a taxi full of men I get so scared," said Mkhefa.
While some have welcomed the initiative, the teen and her family have been forced to seek refuge elsewhere due to threats by taxi bosses.
The 18-year-old says she plans to expand her services to other provinces to but for now, she is focusing on her matric studies.