Uber drivers in South Africa are now insured against injuries

Uber drivers and Uber Eats delivery partners will now be insured against on-duty injuries. This is a result of a "strategic collaboration" between Uber South Africa and Chubb Insurance South Africa Limited. In 2017 Uber secured injury protection cover for riders from Chubb. “We are proud to announce Partner Injury…

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"They can eat their domain names"

Sirika Hadi, Nigeria's Minister of Aviation, has announced that FlyNigeriaAir.ng will be the new domain name used by the recently announced Nigeria Air. Sirika announced this on 24 July 2018 when he also revealed further details on the incorporation of Nigeria's flag carrier. What you see when you visit…

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BMW merges ride-hailing and car sharing into one app

German car manufacturer, BMW,is merging its car sharing and ride-hailing services into one app, ReachNow. The ride- hailz ing service and car-sharing service is currently only available in Seattle in the USA while Portland and New York only have the car-sharing feature. BMW Group acquired all of ReachNow (and…

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Developing cobalt-free batteries

A New York-based startup, Conamix, has finalized $2 million in a Series A funding round to continue with developing batteries that do not require cobalt. The Series A funding is said to be a part of an $8 million funding comittment from Volta Energy Technologies and other companies. Conamix is…

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