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In-depth
International Newsmakers of 2014

As is customary at this time of the year, TechCentral is pleased to present its lists of who it considers are the biggest technology newsmakers over the past 12 months, both internationally and in South Africa. We kick it off, as always

Start-ups
SA’s WumDrop is like Uber for deliveries

WumDrop, a Cape Town start-up, has designs on becoming the Uber of courier services in South Africa, and it has set it sights on the broader African continent, too. Uber is the on-demand taxi service that uses a smartphone app to bring drivers and passengers together. Co-founder of WumDrop

News
Uber just got cheaper in SA

Smartphone-based private chauffeur service Uber has launched a low-cost version of its taxi service in Cape Town. Called UberX, the cheaper option will run alongside the company’s high-end UberBlack service, which has been available in South Africa since October. Uber’s cab service allows users to book and pay

Editor's pick
The app that takes you for a ride

It’s been three minutes since I booked a taxi ride on my smartphone; not quite enough time to get to the road outside my office in Rosebank. My taxi driver has already arrived and is calling to let me know. I find a white Mercedes C-Class pulled up at the kerb. There is no taxi sign on the car, but I recognise

Alistair Fairweather
How the Internet is changing the world, again

When Roy Amara was president of The Institute for the Future, he famously remarked: “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” Looking at the current crop of start-ups now hitting their stride, it’s safe to say online

Start-ups
Take a ride with SnappCab

The market for hailing taxis using mobile applications is hotting up, with competition coming from local companies like Cape Town’s Zapacab and international ones like Uber. Now another player, SnappCab, has entered the fray. SnappCab, based in the CBD’s Maboneng Precinct, is set to be

News
Taxi! Uber lands in SA

US-based on-demand private driver service Uber has begun offering its services in Johannesburg and plans to begin operations in Cape Town soon. The company began listing Johannesburg drivers on Wednesday this week. Uber connects drivers

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