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2:50
26 May

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.

4:00

Jobs bloodbath, income loss for SA gig workers

The majority of SA’s gig workers lost their jobs entirely during lockdown, while those able to work have on average lost four-fifths of their income.

3:20

WeWork lays off staff, restructures amid COVID-19 setback

Abandoned by its funder and tenants, the shared office space firm introduces a restructuring process, with plans to cut jobs.

4:00
7 May

Digital economy firms Uber, Airbnb, Lyft cut thousands of jobs

Uber confirms its global total of 3 700 job cuts will affect SA, while Airbnb plans to axe 1 900 employees, as COVID-19 causes an economic bloodbath.

1:40

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.

2:10
Apr 30, 2020

Uber supports domestic violence survivors during lockdown

With many shelters seeking assistance during the lockdown period, the ride-hailing company pledges 50 000 free rides and meals.

5:40
Apr 29, 2020

Disgruntled ride-hailing drivers lobby govt on COVID-19 relief fund

Ride-hailing operators and drivers fear their vehicles will be repossessed if government doesn’t provide financial support during the lockdown.

2:40
Apr 22, 2020

Uber enables on-demand last-mile deliveries for SA businesses

The e-hailing company introduces Uber Direct, an on-demand and scheduled last-mile delivery solution for South African organisations.

2:30
Apr 3, 2020

Truck hire app Droppa sees surge in sanitiser transportation

The “Uber for trucks and bakkies” platform witnesses an uptick in essential goods transported across the country.

3:20
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.

6:30
Mar 19, 2020

Digital economy companies take a punch as COVID-19 spreads

Analysts weigh in on the impact of coronavirus on digital economy firms, stressing the need for aggressive awareness and communication to sustain the businesses.

1:20
Mar 13, 2020

Uber’s lost and found index reveals startling insights

According to the index, the most forgetful days for Uber riders are Saturdays and Sundays, and late at night – between 11pm and 1am.

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