E-hailing protest ends in shooting, arrest of drivers
The two-day protest by Uber and Bolt drivers ended with two Johannesburg protesters shot with rubber bullets and seven others arrested.
E-hailing drivers hold nationwide protest, call for regulation
E-hailing drivers and operators across various platforms stage what they call the “mother of all” protests, calling for government regulation of the industry.
‘Uber for bakkies’ Droppa partners with SkyNet
The on-demand courier and fleet hire e-hailing platform and the express parcel and courier business team up to increase employment for drivers in SA.
Gig workers endure financial pressure, lifestyle changes
An estimated 80% of e-hailing drivers and delivery services employees in SA now earn less than R4 000 per month due to the impact of COVID-19.
Ride-hailing app Taxi Live Africa begins expansion
After successfully operating in Durban and signing up 3 000 partner drivers, locally-developed Taxi Live Africa expands to Gauteng.
Mbalula looks into assisting Uber, Bolt with financial aid
Transport minister Fikile Mbalula says the ministry is engaging government stakeholders on assisting e-hailing companies with coronavirus financial aid.
Uber brings its Uber Cash e-wallet service to SA
The e-hailing company’s new payment service aims to promote contactless transactions during the coronavirus period and beyond.
The ‘Uber for bakkies’ debuts Droppa Express
The e-hailing platform enhances its service offering to include express delivery of essential items within a 25km radius in 24 hours.
E-taxi services to transport only essential workers during lockdown
While e-hailing services will not be allowed to operate normally for the duration of the 21-day lockdown, they will be permitted to ferry essential services staff.
Uber Lite makes its debut
The e-hailing taxi service introduces Uber Lite in SA, a new and lighter version of its app.
Three's a crowd as new taxi app enters SA
Israel's Weride selects SA to be one of the first markets to launch its taxi app, as it looks to rival other e-hailing transport services.