ARTICLES RELATING TO E-HAILING

South Africans can now get banned from Uber for being rude to drivers – here’s what we know so far

2019-06-03 14:11

Uber in South Africa is taking a different approach to its US parent in weeding out bad passengers, and a "small number" of customers are facing suspension and, eventually, "full deactivation".

South African Uber drivers received a one-time cash bonus this weekend – but not as much as their US counterparts

2019-04-29 14:54

Most South African drivers got only a couple of hundred rand – compared to some of the eye-popping amounts paid to American drivers ahead of the e-hailing company's listing.

Taxify has changed its name to Bolt as it eyes the electric scooter market

2019-03-07 10:26

The Estonian challenger to Uber says a new name reflects that it is not just about cars – and is all about electricity – as it promises to roll out short-term scooter rentals to more countries.

The Big Read: Why Uber has no plans to compete with minibus taxis

2018-12-09 09:59

Uber has reason to be nervous. The company in SA has come under attack from the established meter taxi industry and several Uber drivers were killed in the turf war last year.

Uber to refund #GlobalCitizen hiked fares, but surge pricing here to stay

2018-12-04 17:11

Uber will refund fares to Global Citizen concert-goers who were affected by surge pricing on Sunday night, after the e-hailing service initially promised to keep fares steady.

 

Uber launches helicopter, submarine rides to great barrier reef

2019-05-27 22:30

Ride-share company Uber announced on Thursday that it’s launching a new feature called ScUber, allowing customers to book a submarine trip through the Uber app in Queensland, Australia.

There’s a simple way to save a lot of money on a Gautrain ticket to the airport

2019-04-10 14:17

The only catch: your trip will take a couple of minutes longer.

Warning to check ride-hailing surge pricing on New Year's Eve

2018-12-31 10:03

Pricing algorithms for e-hailing services are determined by demand and supply. And on New Year's Eve demand soars.

Uber SA just pushed up prices by R1 per 2 km - despite the big fuel-price drop

2018-12-07 11:07

Uber SA says the increase will help its drivers, who apparently earn less per trip than rival Taxify drivers.

Uber drivers earn far less per trip than Taxify drivers in SA - here’s how they compare

2018-10-05 11:09

Uber, which controls an estimated 71% of the South African market, says its total package of benefits for drivers reduces their expenses.

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