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Taxify booms in South Africa with better conditions for drivers

With over 700,000 customers in 15 countries the Taxify cab-hailing app is one of the fastest growing transport platforms in Europe and Africa.

The free smartphone app seamlessly connects people to reliable drivers, eliminating call-centres, long waiting periods and ridiculously high fares.

Since it’s relaunch in South Africa earlier this year, Taxify has experienced an impressive 100% month-on-month growth rate.

2016 has also seen the launch of Taxify in other African countries, including Kenya with more to follow.

We’re connecting passengers to reliable rides and believe that treating drivers better is the only way to serve our riders better,” Taxify spokesperson said.

According to Taxify, their drivers earn an average 10% more than those of their competitors.

“We want to support local entrepreneurs to make money by taking less commission and in turn they earn more per trip while being one of the cheapest rides for customers.

“Since entering the South African market earlier this year, we’ve quickly grown Taxify to one of the top transport apps in the country. Proving our point — sometimes less is more.”

The rates for the month of September in both cities are lower than any other competitor yet drivers still earn more by having lowered our commissions as well.

Taxify is based on a business model similar to other cab hailing apps, with its own private drivers. Riders can pay their fare using cash, debit card or credit card.

Encouraged by their success in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Taxify’s plans to roll out in all other major hubs in South Africa are well underway.

The Taxify Rider App is available for download on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.

Receive R150 off your first trip by entering the Promo Code “MBBZA”. Apply the promo code after adding your bank card payment.

“The transport industry has been broken for decades, and we believe that technology can do better.

“Our mission is to provide people convenient, reliable and affordable rides in cities around the world,” Taxify spokesperson added.

This article was published in partnership with Taxify.

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