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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

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

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

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

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

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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Airbnb set to disrupt SA’s hotel sector

For all the attention garnered by Uber, with given cars being impounded, drivers being attacked and politicians being confused at how to regulate, there’s another disruptor rapidly – but quietly – being embraced in South Africa: Airbnb. And here there aren’t

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What to make of Uber and Airbnb

An angry crowd has attacked Uber cars with bars and stones outside Mexico City airport, the latest in a series of worldwide protests against the ride-hailing app. More than a thousand taxi drivers blocked streets in Rio de Janeiro a few days ago, and the service has

Uber extends olive branch to taxi drivers

Uber wants metered taxi drivers to join the ride-hailing platform that has seen some success in South Africa. “Our technology is open and pro-choice and we are keen to offer it to a broad number of taxi drivers to boost their occupancy rates and chances for

Taxi grouping slams violence against Uber

The Western Cape Metered Taxi Council (WCMTC) has rejected violence in light of increasing tensions between metered taxi drivers and ride-hailing application Uber. “We are opposed to all violence, and we will protect the rights and safety of customers and

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