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Some 200 Uber drivers have picketed Uber’s Cape Town office after the company said it was cutting prices on its entry-level UberX service by up to 20% to spur demand in the winter months, it has been reported. Eyewitness News said the

Internet-based ride-sharing service Uber is cutting prices for its entry-level UberX service in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban by up to 20% to spur demand in the winter months, the company said on Wednesday. “During the winter months, riders tend to venture

What a difference two years can make. The herd of private technology start-ups worth over US$1bn – dubbed “unicorns” – is looking decidedly skittish. Funding is drying up and the expected rivers of revenue have not yet begun to flow. On Friday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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