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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

UberEats food deliveries to be launched in SA

Internet ride-sharing app Uber is looking to branch out from transporting passengers in South Africa to delivering takeaway food parcels as well. Job ads on the Uber website indicate that the company is looking for the likes of a marketing manager

BMW in race to build car of the future

BMW is accelerating plans to acquire technology expertise in a race with the likes of Apple and Google to make cars smart enough to react like human drivers. The German automaker is pushing to acquire start-ups, partner with

Uber goes green in Cape Town

Ride-sharing company Uber on Thursday announced a limited promotion of UberGreen in Cape Town. Following a Johannesburg pilot of the service, Uber expanded to Cape Town

Uber drivers intimidated in Jo’burg

Metered taxi drivers tried to block Uber partner-drivers outside Johannesburg’s Park Station on Thursday morning. Twitter users on Thursday morning started reporting about the incidents, which occurred outside the train station

Uber steps up Africa expansion

Uber Technologies started the ride-hailing service in the Ghanaian capital of Accra on Wednesday, continuing an expansion plan that’s seen the company regularly add new markets in sub-Saharan

Uber violence ‘must stop’ before lives are lost

Conflict between Uber partner-drivers and metered taxi owners needs to be resolved before lives are lost, says the chair of parliament’s transport portfolio committee. Dikeledi Magadzi in a statement on Monday voiced her concerns

Uber reverses SA price cuts

Internet ride-sharing app Uber is raising its South African fares back to their old rates just two months after the company initiated its winter price cuts. On 7 April this year, the smartphone app cut fares on its cheaper UberX option in

Drivers clash over Uber in Cape Town

Airports Company South Africa spokeswoman Deidre Davids confirmed on Friday that an attempt to block access to Cape Town International Airport had taken place earlier during a reported clash between meter taxi drivers and

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