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.
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.
Bolt gets R363m for Africa, Eastern Europe expansion
The International Finance Corporation investment will support entrepreneurship, empower women and increase access to affordable mobility in the regions.
Bolt boosts safety with Women Only service
The e-hailing platform’s new ride-type allows women to request rides from female drivers only.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.