In South Africa, up to four times more private cars are owned by men instead of women. As a result, women are disproportionately affected by the regulations imposed on public transport operators to reduce passengers’ number during the lockdown. They also bear the brunt of potential exposure to Covid-19 on public transport.
Minibus taxis still are the primary way for women to travel to and from work, run errand and travel to business centres. Due to COVID-19 19 lockdown measures, minibus taxi operators also increased their fares, placing an additional burden on them.
Faircape offers bespoke on-demand transport services that put control over their transport options back into women’s hands. Our shuttle vehicles allow passengers to enjoy the flexibility of pre-arranged trips with at-home pickup and drop-offs. Although this means travelling with other people, we will adjust our vehicles’ onboard capacity to accommodate social distancing regulations.
By modifying their travelling habits and working together, people, especially women, who don’t own a car or don’t have a license can get around by working together to arrange transport. We accommodate groups of people who need to travel to a business centre for shopping or running errands, part-time or shift workers or groups of teenagers that need to travel somewhere regularly.
At Faircape we are dedicated to offering better and safer conditions to passengers whose transport routines are disrupted by the pandemic. For a better way to get around during this time, give us a call.