A few years ago, the government of Kenya legislated for a cashless public transport system for which they recruited some Big Tech companies to assist with. Needless to say, the initiative failed dismally.
Nigeria's MAX.ng has raised $7 million in funding to expand its fleet and deploy mobile payments in partnership with Mastercard. The investment round was led by Novastar Ventures and saw notable participation from Japan's Yamaha.
Unlike in the USA and Canada where a rider's rating will be used to determine whether they are banned or not, in South Africa Uber will use the number of times a rider is flagged for bad behavior to determine whether to deactivate them or not.