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Empower your students’ campus experience with the SaferCity App that not only provides cutting-edge security solutions for the students, but also provides the university and parents with peace of mind.

Traveling to different provinces to attend university is an exciting and transformative experience for many students. It offers the opportunity to gain independence, explore new surroundings, and pursue academic goals. However, it’s important to be aware of safety concerns and equip students with the necessary tools to stay safe while away from home.

10% of rape cases reported nationally stem from higher education institutions: The South African Minister of Higher Education emphasizes the need for victims to report sexual abuse cases, addressing gender-based violence on campuses.

It is important for new students heading to universities to be aware of the prevalence of a rape culture on some campuses. Unfortunately, some university environments may have a culture that normalises or trivialises sexual assault, harassment, and misconduct. It’s crucial to be vigilant and take steps to protect yourself and others. Always seek out resources and support services available on campus, and be an active bystander by speaking out against any behavior that perpetuates this harmful culture. Remember that consent is fundamental, and everyone has the right to feel safe and respected in their university community

According to the South African Police, the total 2019 reported rape rate was 90.9 per 100 000 people. However, SAPS estimated that only 1 in 36 cases are actually reported to police, by this measure, there could have been more than two million additional rapes that went unreported.

 

SAFER CITY APP: A TOOL FOR ENHANCED SAFETY

The Safer City App is designed to provide students with a sense of security and support while navigating through their university experience. Here are some key features that make this app an essential tool for students’ safety:

  • The Track Me function offers peace of mind by allowing individuals to share their real-time location with trusted contacts, ensuring safety and security, especially during commutes or late-night travels
  • The GBV (Gender-Based Violence) Chat Desk is a vital resource for students, providing a confidential platform to seek support, guidance, and assistance in cases of gender-based violence.
  • In times of emergency, the panic feature enables immediate intervention from a local security company, offering swift assistance when needed most.
  • Additionally, the request for medical intervention service is crucial for accessing timely medical assistance on campus, ensuring that students can receive the necessary care promptly. 

    A physical panic button is available in case a phone is stolen and you can click panic to your location based on the location of the button (not the phone).

By equipping students with knowledge about safety measures and providing access to reliable safety tools like the Safer City App, we can help them navigate their university journey with confidence and peace of mind. Both students and parents need to prioritize safety and take proactive steps to mitigate potential risks, ensuring a positive and secure academic experience for all.

THE SAFERCITY APP COSTING 

In addition to providing your students with a valuable asset to protect and assist them in their daily lives, SaferCity offers organisations a rebate on their subscription.

  • Student subscriber members only pay R35 per month and not R35.99 per month per subscription and monthly app subscriptions are bulk billed directly to the university 
  • The university receives a rebate of of up to R3 per user for up to 100,000 subscriptions and R5 per user for 100,000+ subscriptionS