Uber pledges to boost safety for SA drivers as accidents rise

Uber South Africa pledged to increase safety campaigns for food delivery drivers and review the insurance they provide following a Thomson Reuters Foundation exposé about the mounting risks faced by drivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The exposé published earlier in April, found a lack of training and safety equipment as[…]

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Minister Fritz heeds a call for heightened safety on Ubers

The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has called for heightened safety measures for transport services like Uber and Bolt, in Nyanga. Fritz further called on community members to report known criminals in aims to make the communities safer. “We cannot allow the booming e-hailing industry to be put under[…]

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Women react to Saudi $3.5bn Uber cash injection

Saudi women have dismissed the idea raised by Uber that the company was massively improving their mobility, as the car ride service received its biggest cash injection from the kingdom’s public investment fund. Uber, which has been operational in the country for two years, said on Wednesday that it had[…]

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Cpt taxi driver shot dead in his car

A 49-year-old taxi driver was shot and killed while sitting in his vehicle in Burg Street, Rosebank, on Friday morning, Western Cape police said. “The circumstances are under investigation and no one has been arrested as yet,” Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut said on Sunday. “The motive is yet to be established.”[…]

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Four men torch Uber car in Nairobi

Four men torched a car from the ride hailing company Uber in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Wednesday, police said, on the same day Uber launched its services in Mombasa, Kenya’s second largest city. The driver escaped unhurt, police said. This is the second attack against Uber cars in Kenya[…]

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