South African metered taxis could get a boost against Uber from proposed new rules

2020-02-19 16:16

The Competition Commission recommends that fare regulations be scrapped and that all metered taxi companies must be able to do business wherever they want.

Free Uber rides offered for job seekers in South African cities

2020-01-20 17:13

The campaign will see R10,000 worth of Uber rides gifted to South African job seekers.

Uber has filed an appeal after losing its license in London

2019-12-16 18:29

Uber drivers will still be allowed to operate while the court fight goes on, which could take months or even years.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Uber's 'classism' for having separate bathrooms for drivers and employees in one of its offices

2019-12-06 08:34

Uber said it has removed separate bathroom signs at the office in Rhode Island which Ocasio-Cortez's tweet referred to.

Uber just lost its licence to operate in London thanks to fraudulent drivers

2019-11-25 14:17

London's transport regulator discovered fraudulent drivers operating on the platform.

A South African startup will rent your ‘spare’ car so it can be used by Uber drivers

2019-11-21 09:04

Maintenance costs and insurance is covered by the company.

Uber falls after reporting that it lost more than R16 billion in the last 3 months

2019-11-06 14:12

"The controversy is around profit potential, heightened by the largest loss profile of almost any IPO," wrote Mark Mahaney of RBC Capital Markets.

Uber launches in East London - after its application was opened 100,000 times there

2019-10-17 10:54

Uber said the service will only be available in the main parts of the city at launch.

A major update is coming to Uber's app, and the company's CEO says it wants to be 'the operating system of your life'

2019-09-26 21:03

At an event on Thursday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi unveiled the new vision for the ride-hailing giant, including a major overhaul of its app.

Investors who dumped Uber stock last week are idiots: Here's what's really going on.

2019-08-11 13:01

Uber didn't lose money last quarter. It added over $5 billion in cash. Investors may have misunderstood what's really going on.


Uber freezes 240 Mexico accounts after flagging a possible coronavirus case

2020-02-03 17:46

The users suspended had ridden with two drivers who came into contact with a possible coronavirus case, according to Uber's Mexican Twitter account.

Uber cofounder Travis Kalanick will leave the company's board at the end of the year

2019-12-24 17:01

Uber's cofounder and former CEO Travis Kalanick announced his departure after selling more than 90% of his stake in the company.

Here is the gossip we heard at Uber's Christmas party in London, where it faces an imminent ban

2019-12-08 13:32

Uber lost its license to operate in London, where it has more than 3.5 million riders, last month. But insiders believe Uber will escape the ban.

Uber's safety centre for SA is based in Egypt - here's how it works

2019-12-05 15:34

A call centre in Cairo deals with major Uber incidents in South Africa, with operators trained in local nuances such as just how insulting the k-word is.

Uber stock tanks 6% after the ride-hailing firm lost its London operating licence

2019-11-25 14:00

The stock's premarket drop would wipe $3 billion (R44 billion) off the market cap.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said Jamal Khashoggi's murder was 'a mistake' by the Saudi government

2019-11-11 09:29

The Uber executive made the comments during an interview with "Axios on HBO" but later clarified that Khashoggi's murder "should not be forgotten or excused."

A SA company wants to let you rent your car to strangers by 2020 – roughly when Elon Musk wants his self-driving cars to do the same thing

2019-10-25 09:12

Elon Musk said he wants to roll out 1 million robo-taxis by 2020, taking on Uber.

This was the longest Uber trip in South Africa - ever

2019-10-08 15:04

Uber said it will also be launching in a new South African city in the weeks ahead.

Uber has deployed security guards to all Gautrain stations - here’s why

2019-09-20 18:33

Uber said clients will be alerted to go to the zones with private security when they use the app at Gautrain stations.

Uber plunged 12% after losing more money than expected

2019-08-09 08:36

"We think that 2019 will be our peak investment year," said Uber's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. ""In 2020, 2021, you'll see losses come down."

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