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  1. Jamie McKane

    Uber pledges 10 million free rides and deliveries for essential services

    Uber pledges 10 million free rides and deliveries for essential services Uber has pledged to provide 10 million free rides and deliveries to workers and vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The company plans to roll this out globally, after first offering 100,000...
  2. Jamie McKane

    Uber closed for coronavirus lockdown

    Uber closed for coronavirus lockdown South African Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has confirmed that ride-hailing services such as Uber and Bolt will be closed for the duration of the 21-day coronavirus lockdown. Speaking in an interview with 702, Mbalula said that there would be special...
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    Uber Eats: Not eligible for promotion

    My friends/family/colleagues always seem to qualify for Uber Eats promotions I have no idea about. Whenever I enter the code I receive a message stating 'not eligible for this promotion'. These are not 1st time account promos, thought it might be related to my Eats Pass so I disabled it now to...
  4. Jamie McKane

    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.
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    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...
  6. J

    Does anyone out there own a motorbike or scooter being rented out for Uber Eats?

    Hi all, So I've been trying to get some idea to get my passive income up and going. I am investing and quite diversified, but I want to get into something a bit active, and risky, I suppose. I can't afford to get an actual car on Uber, but was thinking that I could start smaller by buying a...
  7. Jamie McKane

    Uber adds new RideCheck safety feature

    Uber adds new RideCheck safety feature Uber South Africa announced that it has begun rolling out its RideCheck safety feature for drivers and riders in South Africa. RideCheck uses GPS and other data to automatically detect anomalies, such as an unexpected long stop, and proactively provide...
  8. Jamie McKane

    South African Uber rival Yo! Taxi! accused of intimidation

    South African Uber rival Yo! Taxi! accused of intimidation Shortly after the launch of South African e-hailing service Yo! Taxi!, drivers for other platforms such as Uber and Bolt launched a protest against the new platform, the Sunday Times reported. These drivers accused the local e-hailing...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Beware Uber ambush attack in South Africa

    Beware Uber ambush attack in South Africa Uber is investigating an attack on one of its riders where the driver may have been involved in helping criminals to lure an unsuspecting rider into an ambush. The rider explained that he ordered an Uber at night, but that the driver apparently could...
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    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. Jamie McKane

    Uber under attack in South Africa

    Uber under attack in South Africa Reports of violence flaring up between Uber and metered taxi drivers have abated over the last year or two, but this could be attributed as much to the safety measures put in place by Uber as to the placation of the metered taxi industry. Uber users in...
  12. Jamie McKane

    Drugs, harassment, and racism - How Uber drivers can be banned in South Africa

    Drugs, harassment, and racism - How Uber drivers can be banned in South Africa Uber drivers work hard to stay on the ride-hailing platform, and they are subject to strict requirements from Uber to retain their position. For example, ratings mean a lot more to drivers than riders, as the former...
  13. Jamie McKane

    Uber and Lyft admit they are making congestion worse in cities

    Uber and Lyft admit they are making congestion worse in cities Uber and Lyft commissioned transportation consultancy Fehr & Peers to study the effects the platforms had on congestion in major cities. The study examined the combined vehicle miles travelled (VMT) for both companies in six cities...
  14. Jamie McKane

    Uber South Africa in breach of WASPA rules

    Uber South Africa in breach of WASPA rules Uber South Africa is accused of flouting the code of conduct of the Wireless Application Service Providers' Association (WASPA) with its SMS marketing. An industry expert, who asked to remain anonymous, told MyBroadband that Uber ignored STOP requests...
  15. Jamie McKane

    Uber and Lyft are winning over business travellers

    Uber and Lyft are winning over business travellers The transfer of funds from firms to ride-hailing companies continues to grow as the apps gain traction among North American business travellers. Uber Technologies, Inc was the most frequently expensed vendor last quarter, according to a report...
  16. Jamie McKane

    Uber tests monthly subscription option

    Uber tests monthly subscription option Uber has begun testing a new monthly subscription package which includes discounts on food delivery, rides, and Jump scooters, TechCrunch reports. The company is reportedly testing the subscription option in San Francisco and Chicago, offering fixed...
  17. Jamie McKane

    Joburg estate bans Uber and Uber Eats drivers

    Joburg estate bans Uber and Uber Eats drivers Ride-hailing services such as Uber, Uber Eats, and Bolt (formerly Taxify) have become popular ways to access quick and easy transport or delivery services for many South Africans. These services allow customers to use an app to call a driver to...
  18. Jamie McKane

    Uber shows off its first electric flying taxi

    Uber shows off its first electric flying taxi Uber showcased its new passenger drone vehicle at its Elevate conference in Washington DC yesterday. The company revealed the design for its flying taxi cabin, which was built in partnership with Safran Cabin and is designed to seat up to four...
  19. Jamie McKane

    Uber to be merged with Uber Eats in South Africa

    Uber to be merged with Uber Eats in South Africa Uber recently announced that it was integrating the Uber Eats platform into its Uber application. The company said it was merging a fully-functional web version of Uber Eats into its main ride-hailing app, allowing customers to order both rides...
  20. Jamie McKane

    Uber to embed Uber Eats within its main app

    Uber to embed Uber Eats within its main app Uber is working on a integrating the Uber Eats platform into its main ride-hailing service, TechCrunch reports. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that it was merging a fully-functional web version of Uber Eats into the Uber app.
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