Startup Story

Pulego Communications CC is a Pretoria based enterprise that provides innovative Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions, consulting and training services. The National Development Plan (NDP) of South Africa defines crime as being at unacceptable high levels, especially serious and violent crime, that it does affect economic development, undermining people’s well-being and their ability to achieve their potential. One of the key weaknesses noted in crime prevention and detection is the lack of effective community involvement. An article by the Institute for Security Studies, titled “Crime Prevention in Context”, makes an example of how this issue is being addressed in other parts of the world through a case in the United Kingdom where mechanisms have been put it place to advice public bodies, commercial firms and the general public on how to reduce the risk of falling victim to crime, as well as promoting community involvement in crime prevention, and emphasising the need for public support.

A mobile app that provides citizens in the City of Tshwane the ability to report and provide anonymous tip-offs of incidents of crime, corruption, traffic and by-law infringements to Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) right in the palm of your hand. Such data is instantaneously received by TMPD for appropriate action to be taken. The app also provides other services aimed at improving community safety.