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.
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.
Governing bodies threaten shutdown of 'Bolt's manipulative system'
The South African E-hailing Association and the E-hailing Operators Interim Committee are demanding the halt of Bolt’s new low-cost service, Bolt Go.
High-profile Twitter accounts hijacked in crypto scam
A coordinated social engineering attack targets top users like Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Barack Obama and Kim Kardashian, among others.
Tech start-ups cut nearly 70 000 jobs in four months
Uber, Groupon and Airbnb had the biggest layoffs resulting from the economic upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic, says BuyShares.
Uber, Mastercard support frontline workers with free trips, meals
Uber introduces its largest region-wide initiative, in partnership with Mastercard, to provide120 000 free trips and meals to frontline workers.
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.
Bolt eyes Africa, Europe expansion with R1.9bn funding
The ride-hailing firm looks to scale its food delivery, taxi-hailing and micro-mobility arms after securing funding from Naya Capital.