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Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula on Tuesday introduced a set of transport bills before Parliament, one of which deals with the regulation of e-hailing service providers Uber and Bolt.
They are also generous and don't mind sharing with the delivery men.
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.
The only catch: your trip will take a couple of minutes longer.
Pricing algorithms for e-hailing services are determined by demand and supply. And on New Year's Eve demand soars.
Uber SA says the increase will help its drivers, who apparently earn less per trip than rival Taxify drivers.
Uber, which controls an estimated 71% of the South African market, says its total package of benefits for drivers reduces their expenses.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula will on Tuesday afternoon introduce the National Land Transport Amendment Bill, which includes regulations for e-hailing services Uber and Bolt.
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".
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.
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.
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 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.
The Estonian company operates in 25 countries.
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