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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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