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3:50
14 Oct

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.

4:30

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.

2:40
Sep 1, 2020

Uber SA launches motorbike courier service

The new on-demand delivery service will see Uber get a piece of SA’s courier market pie, as the industry copes with high demand amid the lockdown.

2:50
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.

4:40
Jul 21, 2020

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.

4:30
Jul 16, 2020

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.

3:30
Jul 7, 2020

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.

2:30
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.

3:40

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.

1:50
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.

2:50
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.

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.

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