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SA Uber rival snags R300m in funding

South African Uber competitor Zebra Cabs has just secured R300m in funding from Futuregrowth Asset Management as the battle of the Internet hailing apps hots up. SA Taxi, which owns the Zebra Cabs owner-driver scheme, said on

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Jo’burg no longer Africa’s biggest Uber city

Cairo has this year surpassed South Africa’s business hub, Johannesburg, as being Internet ride-sharing service Uber’s biggest and busiest African city. This is according to Uber’s head of operations for Europe, Middle

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Metered taxi drivers lose bid against Uber

The Competition Commission has struck down meter taxi drivers’ bid to declare Internet app Uber as engaging in predatory pricing and anticompetitive behaviour. In May this year, eight regional taxi companies and 150 individual

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MTN invests in Snapp.ir, Iran’s Uber

MTN Group, which has US$1bn stuck in Iran, agreed to invest the equivalent of R315m in Snapp.ir, the Islamic Republic’s first taxi-hailing smartphone application. The funds “will allow us to quickly expand to other

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UberEats launched in SA

Food delivery app UberEats was launched on Wednesday in South Africa and the company behind the ride-sharing app is confident the service will disrupt the food industry, and possibly other sectors as well. Uber GM for sub-Saharan Africa Alon Lits

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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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Uber hires security chief after attacks

Uber has appointed a head of security for Africa after three people were attacked in two separate incidents in July and August in Johannesburg, allegedly while taking rides using the popular app. Deon Du Toit, who joins

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Suspects in Uber attacks released

The case against two men accused of attacking three people during Uber rides was provisionally withdrawn and the suspects released on Monday evening, police confirmed. “The case against the two suspects was provisionally withdrawn

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