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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.