New taxi app about to take off across SA

The long-awaited taxi app Ntuza is ready to take over the country – one province at a time.

The new app, which is said to have cost more than R100 000 to develop, has been on the cards since early last year.

It has since been tried and tested and is ready to deliver this month. The official launch will take place on August 31 at 12pm at a yet to be confirmed venue.

The app will help customers book cab taxis speedily – in similar fashion to the Uber app.

After the launch, customers would be able to pick the kind of car they wanted and know exactly how much it would cost to get to their destination, its developer, Eugene Mfaka, said.

Mfaka, who has been in the transport industry for more than 30 years, said the app was more than just a taxi service.

“We tackle things like human trafficking and have embedded a panic button on the app, which calls for the police in times of emergencies.

“We have managed to get a few retailers and food outlets on board. The partnership will allow us to bring groceries to the doorsteps of our customers.

“With the new app, customers pay for the ride either by cash, credit/debit card or airtime before the vehicle moves for collection.

“Fortunately clients can track the vehicle and have all the details of the driver available to them,” he said.

Ntuza App’s marketing consultant, Putco Mafani, head of Putco Mafani Consulting, said he was honoured to have been approached by Mfaka to be the voice behind the new Ntuza App.

“This is the first black-owned cab service and being a part of it is very exciting for me because this is history in the making.”

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