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New low-cost ride-hailing service launched by Bolt in South Africa

Ride-hailing platform Bolt, formerly known as Taxify, has announced the launch of Bolt Go in South Africa - a ride-hailing service that is 20% cheaper than its normal Bolt offering.

Ride-hailing's potential to improve public transport

In many cities, ride-hailing apps are luring riders away from public transit and increasing traffic congestion. But with the right rules, they could enhance public transit instead.

Uber drivers in South Africa get emergency app

Uber has announced a partnership in South Africa which will see its Uber and Uber Eats drivers and delivery partners gain access to an app that connects them to the closest private emergency response vehicles from a nationwide network of security or medical response partners. The app will be provided

Taxify's new safety button in South Africa

Ride-hailing platform, Taxify, has announced that it will be partnering with South African startup, Namola, to integrate an emergency button into the app for drivers. Taxify has said that it expects the feature to be fully integrated into their app in South Africa by the end of April 2018. Namola

Report suggests that ride hailing apps boost women's income in Egypt and South Africa

A newly published report titled "Driving Toward Equality: Women, Ride-Hailing, and the Sharing Economy" suggests that ride-hailing platforms like Uber, Careem, and Taxify are boosting women's incomes in South Africa and Egypt among many other countries evaluated. The report by the World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) also

Does DiDi Hold Equity In Taxify? - What We Know About The "Deal" So Far

On 1 August 2017 Taxify and DiDi Chuxing announced a "strategic partnership". As part of the statement announcing the partnership, Taxify indicated that part of the strategic partnership agreement means that DiDi will "invest in and collaborate with Taxify to support the its growth and innovation across

Taxify Has Announced A Strategic Partnership With DiDi Chuxing To Help It Grow Its Market Position In Afrika

Taxify, which already operates its ride hailing service in Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria among a total of 18 countries globally, has announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with China's DiDi Chuxing (DiDi). Although at this stage details of the partnership are not clear, the Estonian founded