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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

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

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

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The case against two men accused of attacking three people during Uber rides was provisionally withdrawn and the suspects released on Monday evening, police confirmed. “The case against the two suspects was provisionally withdrawn

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

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