Dear Residents of Emmarentia.

In 2018, in the middle of yet another crime spike in Emmarentia, the Emmarentia Residents Association (ERA) decided that enough is enough; it decided to mobilise residents by equipping them with a way of getting help fast.

After a rigorous due diligence review, ERA settled on the Woza app (an adaptation of the popular Bull Horns app) due to its unique capabilities:

  • The Woza app boasts the easiest and fastest way of triggering an alert - you simply shake your phone vigorously, and the app opens automatically.
  • The Woza app  accommodates residents’ existing security companies (for emergencies at home) plus it provides residents with a 24/7 armed response service to where they are, anywhere in South Africa, using GPS location functionality. 

Residents and users of the wonderful open spaces in Emmarentia are sick and tired of feeling afraid. “We're taking back our spaces and supporting local crime-fighting initiatives!” says Geraldine Connell, who has driven the process for ERA. “ERA has pioneered a safety solution for everyone which is extremely affordable, dependable and effective.”

The suppliers of the Woza app will contribute further to the safety and upkeep of our suburbs by donating 20% of monthly fees collected to the Let's Work NPO (10%) and the various Community Patroller initiatives operating in Ward 88 (10%).

ERA urges all residents of Emmarentia and surrounds to support this worthwhile initiative, which enables everyone to contribute meaningfully to the safety of our communities.


Please review how it works and how it benefits both individuals and the community by clicking on the link below. Then search for "Woza panic button" in the app store on your phone and instal the app.

After you have downloaded the app, please feel free to test it.

  • If you trigger an AWAY panic, you will immediately receive a phone call from the Aura Control Centre - please tell the Controller that you are testing.
  • You should do likewise if you trigger a test of the @HOME panic button - tell your security company that you are testing the WOZA app when they answer the automatic phone call.

The subscription cost is R50 per month, per smartphone/tablet for a single member; R40 pm for two members, orR35pm for three to six members in the same household. Payment can be made using the secure Payfast payment mechanism by clicking the button below. You can either access Payfast via the link below and set up your recurring monthly payment, or we will send you a link once you have downloaded the app with payment instructions. Thank you.