Jun 21, 2021

DiDi invites Gauteng drivers to join partner network

The Chinese-based ride-hailing service begins recruitment of partner drivers in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

May 26, 2021

Gauteng transport brings mediator on board in e-hailing dispute

The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport appoints a mediator to help resolve the dispute between Uber, Bolt and their driver partners.

May 14, 2021

New ride-hailing player debuts in SA amid fierce competition

Home-grown ride-hailing company NextNow takes on rivals, promising the most competitive prices amid intense competition in the market.

May 7, 2021

E-hailing firm DiDi seeks drivers, readies low-cost service

The Chinese-based ride-hailing firm is on a recruitment drive as part of its expansion to Cape Town, and is preparing to introduce a low-cost service.

Apr 30, 2021

Drivers demand Uber put ‘exploitative’ low-cost service on hold

Uber driver partners want the e-hailing company to halt the newly-launched low-cost UberGo service, saying it will significantly slash their earnings.

Apr 19, 2021

Volvo, DiDi sign pact to boost robotaxi operations

Under the agreement, Volvo will provide DiDi with XC90 cars equipped with necessary backup systems for functions such as steering and braking.

Apr 13, 2021

Huawei sees uptick in local usage of app gallery

The Chinese telecoms manufacturer counts 2.8 million South Africans as monthly active users of its AppGallery mobile app store.

Apr 7, 2021

Mastercard, Uber drive digital payment acceptance

The companies extend their long-standing partnership to boost digital payments and advance financial inclusion across the Middle East and Africa.

Mar 29, 2021

China’s DiDi Chuxing to take on Uber, Bolt in SA

The Chinese-based ride-hailing service is set to start operating in Cape Town, in competition with Uber and Bolt.


E-hailing drivers, operators protest outside Gauteng transport dept

E-hailing drivers from Uber, Bolt and InDriver down apps, as they call on government to intervene to address what they call “terrible working conditions”.

Feb 23, 2021

Top law firms gun for Uber in SA driver exploitation lawsuit

Mbuyisa Moleele Attorneys, assisted by Leigh Day, prepare a class-action lawsuit against Uber BV and Uber SA on behalf of South African Uber drivers.

Jan 21, 2021

Drivers plot Uber Eats app boycott amid looming protest

Scores of Uber Eats driver partners plan a nationwide protest against the company’s alleged “slavery” treatment of staff and significantly reduced earnings.

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