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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

Breakthrough in Uber rape, robbery cases

Police have made a breakthrough in the cases of three people who were attacked in July and August, allegedly while taking Uber rides. On 16 July, a woman was attacked and raped after getting into what she thought

Regulators ‘coming round’ to Uber

Acceptance among transport regulators of Internet ride-sharing app Uber is growing, says the company’s Sub-Saharan Africa MD, Alon Lits. Lits was speaking at the FNB Franchise Summit held at Johannesburg’s

Uber wants to disrupt itself: MD

If you do not question the core of your business model, someone else will, says Uber sub-Saharan Africa MD Alon Lits. Lits was speaking at the FNB Franchise Summit held at Johannesburg’s Montecasino on Thursday. He explained that Uber’s success is attributed

Google edges in on Uber’s turf

David Drummond, the chief legal officer at Google parent company Alphabet, has stepped down from Uber Technologies’ board of directors as the two companies move further into each other’s territories. Drummond joined the board in 2013 when

Justin Spratt to join Uber in top role

Well-known ICT and advertising industry executive Justin Spratt will join Internet ride-hailing service Uber’s business development team on 1 September, TechCentral has learnt. Spratt joins Uber from the integrated

Ford’s driverless cars here in 5 years

Ford Motor Co, which put the world on wheels a century ago, is now taking the driver out of the driver’s seat. The company said it plans to have a fully autonomous vehicle – no steering wheel and no accelerator or brake

The best tech businesses aren’t really tech

Technology companies are a lot like contemporary art. Their valuations reflect narratives more than anything else, and it’s just as important to devise the right framework to describe a phenomenon as it is to build a beautiful product. Two New

Uber, Zebra duel on election rides

Uber and homegrown rival Zebra Cabs are attempting to get South Africans’ attention by offering voters free or discounted rides to polling stations on 3 August, the date of the municipal elections. Zebra, which is

Uber, Didi to merge to create $35bn firm

Uber Technologies will sell its China business to Didi Chuxing, the dominant ride-hailing service in the country, according to people familiar with the matter, ending a costly battle between the two companies

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