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On Thursday morning a throng of
journalists, government officials, civil groups and activists gathered at
Empire in Parktown at the launch of Eyerus – an app designed to combat
contact crime. Founded by TV Personality Robert Bentele and endorsed by new
AmaZulu King, His Majesty Misuzulu Ka Zwelithini, the app is the solution
we have all been waiting for.

With a panel of intersecting activists from various sectors: Rosie Motene,
Dr Khumoetsile Moetse, Nomsa Mazwai and Katlego Rasebitse. The panel
discussion was facilitated by seasoned moderator Nozipho Tshabalala.

The first of its kind app is going to be a game changer and make it safer
for everyone. In light of 16 days of activism Eyerus app is set to spark
conversations about the scourge of abuse towards women, children and the
LGBTQIA+ community as well as holding perpetrators accountable.

Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu joined the launch via zoom and
pledged her support for Eyerus. In her speech she mentioned that “We should
not be proud that this is still a conversation that we have to have” concludes

His majesty King Misuzulu ka Zwelithini mentioned that the app is going to
be a massive innovation in fighting gender-based violence against women and

Eyerus is an internationally patented automated algorithm mobile app,
designed to provide users with personal safety and security services in the
palm of their hands. The app is a gateway to combat contact crime and
provide social protection for all, especially women and members of the
LGBTIQ+ community who are the most marginalized in South Africa.

Founded by Rob Bentele, winner of Survivor SA 2019, Eyerus is your ultimate
personal safety companion: “After winning Survivor, there was a lot of
expectation for me to pursue a career in entertainment which was appealing
but I’ve always been more about positive social change. I am
solutions-driven and that’s just how my mind works. I was set on finding
the solution to this scourge of gender-based violence and that is how
Eyerus was born.

Eyerus is an automated algorithm whose sole mandate is to keep you safe at
all times. No person can promise to keep an eye on you 24/7, but a program
can,” explains Rob Bentele, group CEO.

Eyerus enables you to indicate how safe or unsafe you feel in your current
surroundings through the use of four safety status modes. The safety modes
are GREEN ALERT MODE (safe and sound), AMBER ALERT MODE (Live Audio Stream) Red
ALERT MODE (Live Video Streaming) and BLUE ALERT MODE (Armed Emergency
personnel dispatched). All evidence captured is instantly stored on a
secure cloud as well as live streamed to your guardians in real time. Using
features like the check in system, Eyerus will automatically detect if
you’ve been drugged, unconscious or incapacitated. You literally don’t have
to do anything, Eyerus will handle the situation on your behalf.

Now more than ever South Africans are looking for a solution to the
staggering contact crime numbers and Eyerus is just that.

Live without fear

Live with freedom

Live safely, connected and guarded

The app will be launching early next year.!AsOuc3smrtJRgUGttCc41lVmPNlh