Minibus taxi operators vowed to fill their vehicles to 100% passenger capacity, regardless of lockdown rules that limited passenger numbers in an effort to curb the spread of Sars-CoV-2. Shortly after that threat President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that, while many other restrictions on daily life would continue, the government had[…]
The City of Cape Town will look at new regulations for e-hailing services and food delivery scooters as traffic congestion and limited parking space continues to impact the city. Speaking to the Cape Argus, ward councillor Dave Bryant said that the motion was put forward in response to queries from residents and[…]
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[…]
When Charles and Lisa Onyigbuo asked Uber to recommend a driver to join them in their new business, it never occurred to them that the vetted driver would turn out to be an armed robber. Police have confirmed that “Ian Jordaan”, later identified as Dean Dube, is a suspect in[…]
Paying for a ride that might cost you your life. Riders are raped, robbed and attacked in cars and now Uber is facing a multimillion-rand lawsuit by survivors. Susan Dey, mother of singer Tamara Dey, is one of them. Dey recalled the night she was raped, robbed and beaten by[…]
Uber South Africa said it will have zero tolerance for drivers who turned violent during Tuesday’s protest in Green Point‚ Cape Town. “We are currently speaking to authorities to conduct a full and thorough investigation into the violence that occurred in Green Point today‚ in order to confirm if any[…]
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[…]
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.”[…]
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[…]
A former driver for the ride-sharing service Uber was convicted by a Delhi court on Tuesday of raping a female passenger last year. The former driver, Shiv Kumar Yadav, was also convicted of kidnapping, in addition to rape while endangering the life of a woman, for an assault in New[…]
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