This accolade from the South African edition of the world's best-selling gadget and technology magazine underscores Shesha's innovative safety-first approach to the e-hailing industry; it is an approach that has already seen its global competitors sit up and relook its safety offerings to customers.

"Barely a month into launching and as we are ramping up our operational capacity in Gauteng, we are truly honoured to receive this award," says Nomsa Mdhluli, Shesha's spokesperson. "It reflects our dedication to safety, convenience and empowering local drivers while providing an exceptional user experience."

Shesha says that its inherent understanding of the local transport industry led it to offer not only an unprecedented array of safety features like cashless e-hailing but also empowering drivers via a collective shareholding option:

Key Features and Safety Measures

  • Identification validation and OTP verification: ensuring authenticity and trip security for customers and drivers.
  • Cashless payments and emergency rides: promoting safety and providing a safety net during emergencies.
  • Fixed prices and requests anywhere: offering fair pricing and extensive service coverage in Gauteng.

Driver Empowerment

  • Equity share and comprehensive insurance: full-time drivers benefit from ownership and insurance through the Gauteng eHailing Services Trust.
  • Bursary fund and Best Driver Awards: supporting educational aspirations and rewarding service excellence.

Industry Collaboration

Shesha says that its landmark MOU with the Gauteng Taxi and eHailing industries enhances safety and operational standards, marking a pivotal moment in the local e-hailing industry.

Stuff Magazine South Africa's App Awards celebrate the best in digital innovation and technological advancement, recognising apps that have made significant impacts on their respective industries.

Shesha concludes that its win in the Travel section underscores its role as a leader in transforming how South Africans move and connect.

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