Oct 14, 2020

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.

Oct 12, 2020

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.

Jul 30, 2020

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.

Jul 28, 2020

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.

Jun 11, 2020

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.

May 4, 2020

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.

Mar 26, 2020

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.

Jan 24, 2019

Uber Lite makes its debut

The e-hailing taxi service introduces Uber Lite in SA, a new and lighter version of its app.

Mar 16, 2018

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.

Jul 18, 2017

Ministers look to resolve Uber, meter taxi drivers impasse

Joe Maswanganyi and Fikile Mbalula slam violent clashes involving meter taxi and e-hailing drivers.

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