SAFETY FIRST: Drivers rate the DiDi app as the safest app in SA

Drivers rate the DiDi app as the safest app in SA
Drivers rate the DiDi app as the safest app in SA

SAFETY FIRST: Drivers rate the DiDi app as the safest app in SA

  • 55.2% of the drivers surveyed consider DiDi to be the safest application to drive and generate profits
  • 73.8% of the drivers surveyed evaluated DiDi as “very safe” or “safe”
  • DiDi has now opened it’s registration for drivers in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Ekurhuleni and offers a 4 weeks 0% take rate promotion, a R250 sign up bonus and a attractive referral program  

Gauteng, South Africa. August 4, 2021.- In South Africa, mobility is an integral part of our economic activity. Thanks to innovation in technology, more and more residents in the country are reaping the rewards of mobility platforms like DiDi, the world’s leading mobility platform. More than just another ride-hailing service, DiDi is focused on providing safe and reliable resources for all, whether it’s in the form of affordable mobility options for the public or secure and flexible entrepreneurship opportunities for driver-partners. Safety, technology and great customer support are at the heart of everything DiDi does.

Following the outcome of a safety perception survey that was conducted with (531) DiDi drivers in Cape Town and Gqeberha during June 2020, specifically focused on ride-sharing apps. 55.2% of the drivers rated the DiDi app as the safest app in SA. Furthermore, 73.8% of the drivers rated DiDi “Very safe” or “Safe” during the survey. With DiDi driver registration now open in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Ekurhuleni, DiDi plans to continue to strive towards providing South Africa with a safe and affordable mobility option.

“The global pandemic has had a devastating impact on the livelihoods of many and, as DiDi, we hope to be part of an ever-growing change occurring in our country. Drivers in Cape Town and Gqeberha have already taken advantage of the extra income opportunity and we would like to encourage the people of Gauteng to do the same. In addition, for us at DiDi, all these opportunities go hand in hand with a comprehensive vision of safety, with tools and a strong local human team dedicated to making the DiDi entrepreneurial experience safer every day.” says Carina Smith-Allin, Head of PR & Communication for the Sub-Saharan Africa Region.

Drivers who are looking to be partners are encouraged to sign up and take advantage of the entrepreneurial benefits of joining DiDi’s mobility platform. This includes a 0% take rate for the first four weeks if you sign up and have all documentation approved before the launch date, plus a R250 sign-up bonus when you sign up before the launch date and complete ten trips within the first week of the launch. Other benefits include up to R15 000 for driver and rider referrals (R300 each).

Safety first

In addition to these incredible benefits, driver-partners and riders can also rest assured that DiDi has done everything to ensure safety and reliability at all times. Innovative safety features include:

  • Facial recognition for drivers
  • Share trip with contacts for drivers and riders
  • SOS button for riders and drivers linked to Police
  • Safety hotline provides drivers and riders with safety response support available 24/7
  • Preview information of drivers and riders
  • Preview trip destination for drivers and ride cost estimate for riders
  • Unmatch from riders for drivers and unmatch from drivers for riders
  • Private (hidden) numbers with communication facilitated through the app
  • Safety training for drivers

The expansion of DiDi in Gauteng marks another milestone for the company’s fast-growing network of markets, which now includes 15 countries.


About Didi Chuxing

DiDi Chuxing (“DiDi”) is the world’s leading mobility technology platform. It offers a wide range of app-based services across Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa and Russia, including taxi-hailing, private car-hailing, ridesharing, bus, bikes & e-bikes, designated driving, automobile solutions, delivery, freight and logistics, and financial services.

DiDi provides car owners, drivers and delivery partners with flexible work and income opportunities. It is committed to collaborating with policymakers, the taxi industry, the automobile industry and the communities to solve the world’s transportation, environmental and employment challenges through the use of AI technology and localized smart transportation innovations. DiDi strives to create better life experiences and greater social value, by building a safe, inclusive and sustainable transportation and local services ecosystem for cities of the future.

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