Uber riders in the US can now ask their drivers to be quiet directly from the app - but the function won't be available in South Africa

2019-05-15 18:03

Uber is offering some added perks for users who choose its pricier Uber Black and Uber Black SUV service in the US.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi on basic Uber etiquette: Ask before using your phone, and don't slam the door

2019-05-13 13:33

The CEO of Uber has a few suggestions for how to be a nice person while riding in an Uber.

Uber chose the worst possible week to have its IPO, and the bad timing will cost it billions

2019-05-10 05:27

A confluence of negative events likely weighed down Uber's shares, forcing it to price it public offering at the low end of its range.

Uber is delivering flu vaccines on Thursday – and you can get one for just R20

2019-04-29 16:16

If you have five people who want the flu shot at the same spot (and within an included major city) on Thursday, a special event will offer, by far, the cheapest private vaccination on offer.

Uber drivers may each get up to R570,000 as the company celebrates its Wall Street listing

2019-04-26 17:25

Uber plans to pay out the money to more than 1.1 million drivers around the world.

Women Uber drivers in Saudi Arabia can now choose to do women-only Uber trips

2019-04-17 17:10

Could this be the start of what could be a new way to ensure women's safety across the world?

Uber made a startling admission: It may never be profitable. The warning serves as a chilling reminder of the dot-com crash.

2019-04-15 14:31

More companies than ever are going public without any profits to speak of, with tech firms like Uber leading the charge.

Uber has filed to go public in what could be the biggest IPO in years

2019-04-12 11:02

Lyft, the company's biggest competitor, has seen its stock fall more than 23% since it began trading in late Match.

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.

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.


Uber is tanking after logging the biggest first-day dollar loss in US IPO history

2019-05-13 15:34

Uber were under pressure early Monday after the ride-hailing giant's messy initial public offering on Friday.

Uber’s first employee is poised to make over $1 billion after the company’s massive listing

2019-05-10 18:12

He’s already committed to donating at least some of it to charity.

Uber is offering discounts on trips to polling stations on Wednesday – even if it is being slightly cheap compared to 2016

2019-05-06 11:42

You can get R50 off a trip to and from casting your vote on 8 May by using the right discount code.

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.

Uber is going public at a $90 billion valuation - which is a quarter of SA's total economy

2019-04-26 14:58

The ride-hailing company plans to raise upwards of $10.3 billion and could secure a market cap of $90 billion.

The life and rise of Travis Kalanick, Uber's controversial billionaire co-founder and former CEO

2019-04-16 12:28

Travis Kalanick built Uber into one of the world's most valuable startups, but scandal abounded under his watch. Here's where it all began.

We tested a new app that allows you to negotiate the cheapest fare from taxi drivers

2019-04-15 05:41

It takes more time and homework than hailing an Uber, but you can save a lot of money.

An Uber driver in the US dropped a passenger at an airport before going back to rob their home, police say

2019-04-10 15:57

The Uber-driver suspect is accused of breaking into another home in the San Mateo area of California, but he was caught on camera.

Kenny Kunene says his new taxi app is 40% cheaper than Uber and Bolt

2019-03-11 14:27

You don't need to have a car of your own to be a driver for the controversial businessman's Yookoo Rides either.

Uber, Taxify won't charge you more - despite the petrol price hike

2019-03-06 13:41

Uber last increased prices in December, and Taxify in June last year.

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