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Uber upbeat on Jo’burg expansion

Uber is not concerned over Johannesburg officials mulling new regulations for the Internet ride sharing service in the city. On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that the City of Johannesburg is consulting with

Cape Town impounds Uber cars

Traffic officials have so far impounded over 200 Uber cars in Cape Town during 2015, according to the Internet ride-sharing service. In January, it was reported that over 60 cars were impounded in the

Uber sees explosive growth in SA

Transport network company Uber has enjoyed explosive growth in the past year in South Africa, with local users of its application taking more than 2m trips in the first six months of 2015. That compares t

Uber’s SA competitors cry foul

The rise of taxi service Uber in South Africa has its competitors crying foul and alleging a number of violations of the law. These include allegations that the company may be flouting foreign exchange

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Why Google is eyeing Uber’s lunch

News that Google is to get into the ride-hailing scene – the same taxis-that-aren’t-taxis business pioneered by Uber – may have come as a surprise to some. We can speculate that it may even have

SA first for Uber, Zomato in global tie-up

Two of the world’s hottest technology start-ups, restaurant search and discovery service Zomato and transportation app developer Uber, have announced a global partnership — and the fruits of it will be seen in South Africa first. The fruits of

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

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

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

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