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2:40
Tuesday

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.

1:30

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.

2:50
Mar 4, 2021

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.

3:00
Jan 29, 2021

Bolt boosts safety with Women Only service

The e-hailing platform’s new ride-type allows women to request rides from female drivers only.

3:20
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.

2:50
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. 

4:10

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.

3:50
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.

4:30
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.

4:30
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.

5:20
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.

4:00
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.

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