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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. Jamie McKane

    Uber faces investigation by the IRS

    Uber faces investigation by the IRS Uber Technologies Inc. is under investigation from U.S. tax authorities and said that its potential tax charges in a number of key markets could change. The recently-listed ride-hailing company said in a filing Tuesday that the IRS is examining the tax years...
  13. Jamie McKane

    Uber will block South African passengers if they behave badly

    Uber will block South African passengers if they behave badly Uber has confirmed that it will begin blocking riders in South Africa if they exhibit bad behaviour. This follows the implementation of a similar system in the United States and Canada, where Uber has started blocking riders who...
  14. Jamie McKane

    Why Uber is more expensive in Joburg

    Why Uber is more expensive in Joburg Uber announced a 5% price hike in South Africa at the end of 2018, raising the price of an average fare across all cities. Prices for UberX and UberXL were affected in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban, and Port Elizabeth.
  15. Jamie McKane

    Uber will deactivate riders with below-average ratings

    Uber will deactivate riders with below-average ratings Uber has refreshed its community guidelines for riders and drivers, starting with users in the United States and Canada. Riders and drivers in these countries will be presented with a summary of the new guidelines upon opening their Uber...
  16. Jamie McKane

    Uber tests PIN feature to speed up airport rides

    Uber tests PIN feature to speed up airport rides Uber is testing out a new PIN feature which aims to speed up pickup times at airports, TechCrunch reports. This feature provides riders with a one-time numeric code, which they can then provide to the first available Uber driver instead of...
  17. Jamie McKane

    Uber aims for $90-billion IPO valuation

    Uber aims for $90-billion IPO valuation Uber Technologies Inc. is aiming for a valuation of about $80 billion to $90 billion in its initial public offering, just above its last private funding round, according to people familiar with the matter. The ride-hailing company is planning to start...
  18. Pegasus1110

    Buying Motorbikes for UberEats delivery

    Hi .. Does anyone have experience with renting bikes for Ubereats deliveries in Cape Town? I’m interested in purchasing a couple of bikes to rent but would like to know more before going ahead. Thanks
  19. Jamie McKane

    Uber selects New York Stock Exchange for IPO

    Uber selects New York Stock Exchange for IPO Uber Technologies Inc. has selected the New York Stock Exchange for its imminent initial public offering, handing the trading floor what could be one of the five biggest listings of all time, according to a person familiar with the matter, who asked...
  20. Jamie McKane

    Uber driver used couple's car to commit armed robberies

    Uber driver used couple's car to commit armed robberies Charles and Lisa Onyigbuo are suing Uber after a driver recommended by the ride-sharing platform used their vehicle to commit a string of armed robberies in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, the Sunday Times reports. The couple employed an Uber...
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