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Taxis block highways in anti-Uber protest

Metered taxi drivers blocked the main highways around South Africa’s biggest airport to protest against Uber Technologies, resulting in passengers missing their flights. More than 48 vehicles were blocking access to OR Tambo International

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Uber steps up security after attack

Attacks on Uber drivers, allegedly by members of taxi associations, have prompted the appointment of a security team to protect them. This comes after an Uber driver was threatened, pulled out of the car and attacked

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Uber pilots dashcams in Cape Town

Internet ride-sharing app Uber has launched a month-long dashcam pilot in Cape Town amid the service experiencing recent safety concerns. The digital cameras record what is happening in front of

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Ex-Uber driver had no prior criminal record

The former Uber driver accused of several robberies and rapes in Johannesburg had no prior criminal record, the online transportation company said on Monday. He had cleared all their background checks before being

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Cape Town clamps down on Uber

Traffic police in Cape Town continue to impound cars connected to Internet ride sharing service Uber at record rates, despite attempts to legalise the service in the city. Data from the City of Cape Town reveals that 302 Uber cars were impounded

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Uber commuter kidnapped, raped in Jo’burg

A woman was kidnapped and raped after getting into what she thought was an Uber taxi in Fourways, Gauteng police said on Friday. A case of rape, kidnapping and robbery had been opened, Captain Mavela Masondo said. He said he could not

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More anti-Uber violence in Cape Town

Violence broke out after a metered taxi driver allegedly prevented an Uber driver from picking up a passenger in Cape Town on Thursday afternoon. “The incident escalated quite badly. More metered taxi

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