Uber Technologies wants to expand its zero-emissions pledge to food delivery and make the business environmentally sustainable.
DiDi Global has suspended plans to expand in Europe partly because of concerns over how the Chinese ride-hailing company handles passenger data, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Uber Technologies has announced a huge expansion of its operating base in South Africa, launching in 21 of the country’s smaller cities and towns, and reaching 80% of the urban population.
Chinese-owned Uber Technologies rival Didi Chuxing Technology – better known as DiDi – will be launched in Johannesburg and Pretoria next Monday, 23 August.
Moove, a Nigerian fintech start-up that also operates in South Africa and Ghana, has raised $23-million (R335-million) in series-A funding to expand its tech-based vehicle financing platform.
Bolt Technology, which competes with Uber Technologies in Africa and Europe, doubled its valuation to €4-billion after raising money to finance a grocery delivery service.
Uber has pledged to increase safety campaigns for food delivery drivers and review the insurance they provide following a recent exposé about the mounting risks faced by drivers.
Just last year, the world’s most valuable start-up, ByteDance, was being squeezed from all sides. For all the obstacles, the company kept growing. Now its founder, 38-year-old Zhang Yiming, is among the world’s richest people.
China’s DiDi Chuxing Technology Co, which is backed by SoftBank Group and other investors, said on Monday it will start a ride-hailing service in Cape Town.
There are plans to launch a class-action lawsuit to compel Uber to confer several key rights on its drivers, which, if successful, will affect the rights of platform workers in the country.