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Son of slain Uber driver pleads for info

Mystery surrounds the fatal shooting of an Uber taxi driver in Rondebosch last week, with no arrests yet, and his son is desperately trying to find out who was responsible. Webb-Law Chehore was shot near the Baxter Theatre on Friday morning, just a day

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Uber expands in Kenya, Nigeria

Uber has established a presence in Mombasa in Kenya and Abuja in Nigeria, with the two cities becoming the 399th and 400th cities in which the Internet ride-hailing service has been launched. Uber, which is already available in a number of South African cities

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Uber welcomes ‘tough’ SA transport law

Internet ride-sharing company Uber says it welcomes a new transport bill that plans a crackdown on drivers who don’t have meter taxi licences. The Sunday Times reported at the weekend that cabinet has

In-depth
Why Uber’s surge pricing is naive economics

Economists love Uber’s surge pricing. But it is doomed, because customers hate it. Why? Surge pricing occurs when the supply and demand for Uber vehicles becomes unbalanced, for example, due to inclement weather, a public holiday such as New Year’s Eve

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Uber expands to PE

Internet ride-sharing service Uber has added Port Elizabeth to its list of South African cities. Port Elizabeth joins Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria in having the service. Port

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Uber driver assaulted in Durban

Thousands of revellers descending on Durban for the Rage Festival have fuelled simmering tensions between Uber taxi drivers and minibus taxis contracted by the organisers. A video purportedly showing “Rage Rides” taxi drivers assaulting an Uber driver

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Uber, WesBank in R200m car rental deal

Driver-partners of Internet ride-sharing service Uber will have easier access to cars following a R200m agreement with vehicle finance provider WesBank and FirstRand’s enterprise development fund Vumela. The companies announced on Tuesday in Johannesburg that

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As cars go driverless, why still own one?

The transition to fully driverless cars is still several years away, but vehicle automation has already started to change the way we are thinking about transportation, and it is set to disrupt business

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Uber to expand to smaller SA cities

Internet ride-sharing service Uber is exploring expansion out of Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban into smaller South African cities. This is according to Uber head of sub-Saharan Africa Alon Lits

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Uber wants SA transport laws changed

Internet ride-sharing service Uber wants government to formally introduce a category that would cater to transporters who use technology. On Tuesday, Uber headed to parliament to present

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