1. Jan

    Uber driver sjambokked by Katlehong People's Taxi Association members on video

    Shocking video of Uber driver being attacked by taxi operators The Gauteng MEC for public transport and road infrastructure Jacob Mamabolo has condemned an attack on an Uber driver in Katlehong, Alberton, on Thursday. The driver, who is only known as "Mulalo", was reportedly attacked by...
  2. Jan

    Uber vs DiDi vs Bolt price comparison of cheap "Go" services

    Uber vs DiDi vs Bolt — The cheapest ride-hailing service in South Africa South Africa's newest e-hailing service, DiDi, is cheaper than its rivals Uber and Bolt, in the three cities where it is available. The service was recently launched in Gauteng, after a piloting period in Gqeberha (Port...
  3. Jan

    Pinetown Uber drivers threatened to stop operating by the St Wendolins and Klaarwater Taxi association

    Uber drivers warned to stop operating — or else The St Wendolins and Klaarwater Taxi association in Pinetown has warned Uber drivers to stop operating in the area or face the consequences. The taxi association distributed flyers to e-hailing drivers last week, instructing them to no longer...
  4. Jan

    Bolt Food wants to eat Uber's lunch

    Bolt Food gunning for Uber Eats with cheaper prices Bolt Food is taking the fight to Uber Eats and Mr D Food with an expansion from Cape Town into more major South African cities. Bolt Food country manager James Townsend-Rose recently spoke to MyBroadband about the platform’s plans in the...
  5. J

    Bolt launches SOS button

    Bolt launches SOS button Bolt has launched an emergency response button which its passengers can use if they find themselves in trouble. This SOS button is found within the Bolt app's Safety Toolkit, and allows passengers to connect with 24/7 private armed response teams, private emergency...
  6. J

    Bolt launches cheaper ride-hailing service in South Africa

    Bolt launches cheaper ride-hailing service in South Africa Bolt has launched a cheaper version of its ride-hailing platform in South Africa called Bolt Go. The company said it aims for Bolt Go to be the cheapest ride-hailing service in South Africa, with fares being approximately 20% less than...
  7. Joseph matane

    Bolt Food South Africa

    Hello guys Has anyone in Cape Town who has tried Bolt Food? I understand Bolt Food is available in CT please share your feedback here
  8. J

    How Bolt plans to beat Uber in South Africa

    How Bolt plans to beat Uber in South Africa Bolt is the fastest-growing ride-hailing platform in the world and plans to take the top spot away from Uber in South Africa. This is according to Gareth Taylor, Bolt country manager for South Africa.
  9. A

    Starting a meter taxi service?

    A combination of the fact that my vehicle is too old for use as an Uber, and that meter taxi drivers always seem to find fares despite charging higher rates than ride-sharing services has led me to consider starting my own meter taxi service as a way to supplement my income part time. If I...
  10. squirrel

    Bolt (Taxify) reduces referral amount without any announcement?

    Hello, I have referred a couple of people both locally and internationally to the Bolt platform. Although the referrals applied to my account used to say R250, they have now been reduced to R75 (so, for example, I received R1000 from 4 referrals which are now R300 total). Secondly, any of the...
  11. D

    Bolt Website Security

    Bolt Website Security contacted a company with which I am affiliated, to sell their services for the company's 'hacked website/page' which Bolt detected. There are a few red flags popping up for various reasons, which I won't yet go into. Do you guys have any experience with them? Their...
  12. Ivan Leon

    Tata Bolt vs Maruti Suzuki Swift – Shootout

    Since its launch in 2005, the Maruti Suzuki Swift has pretty much dominated the hatchback segment and although many cars have come to challenge the supremacy of the Japanese vehicle, few have given it sleepless nights. A car which we think can give the Swift a run for its money is finally...
  13. Ivan Leon

    TATA Bolt & Zest Models launched in India - Official Reviews

    The Tata Bolt will be launched in the first quarter of 2015. What you'll like: • Build quality, fit and finish are on par with competitors. Tata has made significant improvements here • Spacious well-designed interiors. A rare hatchback that can seat 5 adults without a fuss • 1.2L...
  14. Kevin Lancaster

    Instagram self-destruct message app launches in SA

    Bolt: Face-tegram self-destruct message app launches in SA South Africa is one of three launch countries for a new app for self-destructing messages from Facebook/Instagram
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    Man struck by 300 000-volt lightning bolt and survives