Joburg estate bans Uber and Uber Eats drivers

Jamie McKane

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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 their location within minutes, or to request that a driver deliver their meal to their current location.
 

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The mybroadband reader is the body corporate, so if they are unhappy about it, they and other like minded residents can take over the body corporate and reverse the decision, that is, if they are not scared of work.
 

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Which is a fair request, Uber always picks me up outside.

Now being part of the body corporate we also don't allow it.
 

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Does this estate ban all delivery services?
Where we use to live people had to meet uber and such outside and all delivery drivers had to be met by you at the gate. If its food you take it. If its bigger items like fridge/bed etc you had to go to the gate, escort them in, and back to the gate.

There have been plenty of people claiming to be uber/taxify/delivery people and then they went in to break-in/rob/steal stuff. There is over 100 homes there and limiting their access made a huge difference.
 

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I kinda get it but if the driver has permission from a resident to enter in my mind that should be sufficient. And I'm not sure what's meant by the occupants not being known to residents - what occupants?
Someone has to do work at my place they'll let them in; someone delivering my couch they'll let in, not sure about the difference.
Also in my experience it's the Uber guys picking up and dropping off from the entrance that causes blockages.
Dunno, wouldn't welcome a decision like this at our place.
 

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Where we use to live people had to meet uber and such outside and all delivery drivers had to be met by you at the gate. If its food you take it. If its bigger items like fridge/bed etc you had to go to the gate, escort them in, and back to the gate.

There have been plenty of people claiming to be uber/taxify/delivery people and then they went in to break-in/rob/steal stuff. There is over 100 homes there and limiting their access made a huge difference.
100%... just the way the article is worded its like this is targeted specifically at Uber/UberEats/Taxify...
 

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Closet racism, "we don't want black people in our complex".

We get it all the time with our CPF.... "there's two BM's walking down the road"...
 

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Closet racism, "we don't want black people in our complex".

We get it all the time with our CPF.... "there's two BM's walking down the road"...
Ja, while the f'ing gangs in the vehicles break in left, right and center all day long and no one notices anything suspicious about it at all.

The only time the BM pedestrians break in is at night.
 

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Exactly they only worried about the poor criminals, not the rich criminals.
 

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This is the kind of crap that makes me wonder why anyone would want to live in an estate. I get the whole "security" thing, but is it really worth it when you have to abide by all the HOA crap. A freestanding house in a proper suburb where you can paint your house whatever damn colour you want seems far more appealing to me.
 

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While uber is a great service , from a security standpoint , you not sure if they are criminals , and i hate the fact they randomly drive slowly pulling into random driveways or parking off and watching you.
 

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It's called a security estate for a reason. If you have issues with security measures being to strict then buy a freestanding house outside of a security complex.
 

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This is the kind of crap that makes me wonder why anyone would want to live in an estate. I get the whole "security" thing, but is it really worth it when you have to abide by all the HOA crap. A freestanding house in a proper suburb where you can paint your house whatever damn colour you want seems far more appealing to me.
Exactly, I lived in an Estate for several years when first married... will never do it again voluntarily. Don't like other people telling me what I can and cannot do with my own house.
 

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It's called a security estate for a reason. If you have issues with security measures being to strict then buy a freestanding house outside of a security complex.
Security is an illusion. Your best security is what YOU put up and maintain and inspect for yourself! If you are gonna rely on other people to do it for you, then prepare for there to be slip-ups.
 

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Security is an illusion. Your best security is what YOU put up and maintain and inspect for yourself! If you are gonna rely on other people to do it for you, then prepare for there to be slip-ups.
Security is the gun you own and training you have with it.
 
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If there’s a restaurant within the estate I would argue anticompetitive behavior ;) lol but in all seriousness if the trustees make a decision then participate first in the body corp processes before crying foul to the media.
 
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