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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

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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

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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

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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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Gun drawn in airport Uber dispute

An argument broke out between an Uber and metered taxi driver, resulting in one of them pointing a firearm at the other near King Shaka International Airport, police said on Thursday. The two became involved in an argument at a Sasol petrol

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Uber may finally have a serious SA rival

News that Transaction Capital is actively working to consolidate and formalise the meter-cab industry, via Zebra Cabs, should be celebrated by every single one of us who use (or have used) Uber. Competing against Uber is going to need very deep pockets

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Uber to review SA price cuts

Internet ride-sharing service Uber will decide on 6 June if it will keep its winter price cuts or hike fares again. Last month, the company cut UberX fares by up to 20% in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban to try boost demand during the quieter

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Transport MEC slams anti-Uber violence

Gauteng roads & transport MEC Ismail Vadi has spoken out against a group of metered taxi drivers who assaulted him last week Monday during the department’s announcement that it would be licensing Uber operators. “I want to make it absolutely

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Uber vehicles stoned in Sandton

Three metro police officials have been injured after metered taxi drivers stoned two Uber cars and two metro police vehicles in Sandton on Friday. The attack took place at 12.30pm on Friday on

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