28 Jul

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.


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.

21 Jul

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.

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.

Apr 29, 2020

Disgruntled ride-hailing drivers lobby govt on COVID-19 relief fund

Ride-hailing operators and drivers fear their vehicles will be repossessed if government doesn’t provide financial support during the lockdown.

Apr 3, 2020

Truck hire app Droppa sees surge in sanitiser transportation

The “Uber for trucks and bakkies” platform witnesses an uptick in essential goods transported across the country.

Mar 26, 2020

E-taxi services to transport only essential workers during lockdown

While e-hailing services will not be allowed to operate normally for the duration of the 21-day lockdown, they will be permitted to ferry essential services staff.

Mar 10, 2020

Uber, Bolt face R100K fines for illegal drivers

The transport department will submit a Bill that will see e-hailing service providers being fined for allowing unlicensed drivers to operate.

Feb 12, 2020

SA urged to promote gig economy as unemployment takes toll

Analysts believe the gig economy can alleviate the problem of joblessness in the country, which is at its highest rate since 2008.

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