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.

21 Jul

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.

16 Jul

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.

7 Jul

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.

Jun 23, 2020

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.

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 26, 2020

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.


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.

May 8, 2020

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.

May 7, 2020

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.

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.

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