Nov 24, 2020

Bolt boosts e-hailing safety with passenger SOS button

The e-hailing firm introduces an emergency response button to enable riders to easily connect to a 24/7 emergency or police service via the app.

Nov 19, 2020

Bolt, minibus taxi passengers get free Internet access in SA

Internet of things company Leep Africa partners with Bolt and private minibus taxis to give passengers free Internet access. 


Uber, Bolt reject government’s proposed pricing controls

The e-hailing companies express concern that the planned Economic Regulation of Transport Bill grants the regulator extensive powers on pricing.

Oct 14, 2020

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.

Oct 12, 2020

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 23, 2020

Bolt drivers, operators march against ‘exploitation’

Bolt protesters rallied to the e-hailing firm’s headquarters this morning, to deliver a memorandum of grievances, accompanied by EFF members.

Aug 14, 2020

SA banks race to transition to marketplace banking

Banks are aggressively remodelling into marketplace banking, offering customers an ecosystem of aggregated products beyond the financial scope.

Jul 28, 2020

Thousands of Bolt drivers protest over low-cost service

Scores of Bolt commuters were left stranded yesterday, when thousands of drivers went offline and protested against its new affordable service, Bolt Go.

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.


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 4, 2020

Bolt to add more COVID-19 specialist vehicles

The ride-hailing company plans to install protection measures in a further 4 000 vehicles registered on its platform.

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