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  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

    Companies giving rewards for getting vaccinated in South Africa

    The rewards for getting vaccinated in South Africa Several South African businesses and government entities are rewarding people for getting vaccinated against Covid-19. While the debate over mandatory vaccination policies aimed at restricting the movement of unvaccinated people rages on, many...
  3. 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...
  4. Jan

    DiDi ride-hailing app tested in Gauteng

    DiDi rides tested — It's like Uber, but cheaper We tested DiDi, the latest ride-hailing app to launch in South Africa, and found it stacks up well to established players like Uber and Bolt. After initially rolling out in Gqeberha and Cape Town earlier this year, Didi launched in Gauteng on...
  5. Jan

    Uber expands to 21 smaller cities and towns in South Africa

    Big Uber expansion in South Africa Uber has is expanding its ride-hailing service into more than 21 smaller cities and towns across South Africa. This brings the total number of locations in the country where Uber ride-hailing is available to forty — 17 more than its main rival, Bolt.
  6. 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...
  7. dawidmsnyders

    Uber will spend R33 billion to acquire a trucking company, aiming to expand its logistics division

    Uber will spend R33 billion to acquire a trucking company, aiming to expand its logistics division Uber will acquire Transplace, a logistics company owned by TPG Capital, for $2.25 billion in the company’s biggest bet on the trucking business. The deal is designed to help Uber’s freight arm...
  8. 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...
  9. Chris

    Uber can not evade lawsuit over death of college student

    Uber can not evade lawsuit over death of college student Uber Technologies Inc. lost the first round in a lawsuit filed by the relatives of a university student who was run over and killed on a San Diego freeway after one of the company’s drivers allegedly ordered her out of his car and a...
  10. Hanno Labuschagne

    What could happen if Uber drivers become employees in South Africa

    What could happen if Uber drivers become employees in South Africa South African Uber riders could soon be paying more for trips available from a fewer number of Uber drivers. This may happen if a class action lawsuit being prepared by Mbuyisa Moleele Attorneys and Leigh Day seeking to classify...
  11. J

    Uber to cut 3,700 jobs

    Uber to cut 3,700 jobs Uber Technologies Inc. will eliminate 3,700 jobs and permanently close 180 driver service centers, the first in a series of cost-cutting measures to be announced in the next two weeks as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. The reductions will affect 14% of staff...
  12. J

    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...
  13. J

    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...
  14. 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.
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. J

    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...
  18. J

    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...
  19. J

    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...
  20. 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...
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