Safe Ride Launch

On 17th August 2016, Sonke Gender Justice and the South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO), with support from the Danish embassy, launched the Safe Ride campaign, which is aimed at preventing and responding to the abuse of women and girls at the hands of taxi personnel, including drivers and queue marshals.

Horrific incidents of verbal abuse, physical violence, sexual assault and rape of girls and women at the hands of taxi drivers and queue marshals have been recorded in many parts of the country.

Sonke’s Communications Associate, Khopotso Bodibe, spoke to Communication Education and Mobilisation Acting Manager, Nonhlanhla Skosana and SANTACO’s president Philip Taaibosch about the campaign. He began by asking Skosana about the rationale for the campaign.