Didi Chuxing expands to Cape Town, South Africa

DidiDidi Chuxing (DiDi), one of the leading mobility technology platforms, has started its registration process for drivers in Cape Town, South Africa, and will begin offering ride-hailing services this fall to people in the country's second largest city

“South Africa has been hit particularly hard by this pandemic that has upended all of our lives – so as this beautiful country looks to recover and rebuild, we would like to do our part, to be a partner in building back better by providing better earning opportunities for drivers as well as safer and more affordable mobility options for everyone,” said Stephen Zhu, senior vice-president and head of DiDi's International Business.

With its launch in South Africa, DiDi brings its wide range of safety features to benefit users and driving partners, including facial recognition for drivers, SOS buttons for riders and drivers linked to local police, 24/7 support via a dedicated safety hotline, preview information for riders and drivers, and safety training for drivers, among others.

Since February 2020, DiDi’s anti-COVID experience has created strong and positive results in addressing local challenges by:

• Introducing Health Guard technologies to ensure that masks are worn during trips and that all vehicles are disinfected

• Providing financial assistance to driver-partners in overseas markets through a dedicated US$10mn relief fund

Beyond investments in these special programs, DiDi remains vigilant in protecting the health and safety of its users, providing safe, affordable and convenient services.

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