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#StartupStory: Planet42 aims to solve 'transport inequality'
#StartupStory: Planet42 aims to solve 'transport inequality'

In South Africa, access to personal mobility is very unequal, and on top of that, public transport is far from ideal. That means, those with less access to mobility also suffer in terms of social mobility opportunities...

By Evan-Lee Courie 11 Mar 2021

#StartupStory: Youth get innovative with Afri Ride
#StartupStory: Youth get innovative with Afri Ride

The youth, by their very nature, have always been the first to embrace the latest trends when it comes to technology...

By Evan-Lee Courie 23 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: Zeelo makes travel safer for essential workers
#LockdownLessons: Zeelo makes travel safer for essential workers

Zeelo is a shared transportation service, but since the nationwide lockdown had an impact on the way they transport commuters they turned to offer their services to transporting essential working in a safe way...

By Evan-Lee Courie 23 Apr 2020

Winning ads featured in this week's Orchids and Onions column...
#OrchidsandOnions: 1 Stop gets it spot on

Winners: SAB's 'How about none for the road?' ad hits the mark, too. Aussie ad for sperm donation, 'All hands on d*ck', stands out, but would be banned here...

By Brendan Seery 14 Jan 2020

#WomensMonth: Tshidi Morabi creates app to track scholar transport
#WomensMonth: Tshidi Morabi creates app to track scholar transport

A mad dash to the school to find a missing child when the driver wasn't answering his phone inspired entrepreneur Tshidi Morabi to create LocTransie...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 Aug 2019

What CX can learn from the taxi industry
What CX can learn from the taxi industry

A few years ago, 'omnichannel' dominated every customer experience (CX) discussion...

By Ryan Falkenberg 22 Jul 2019

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Uber Eats launches in Soweto, introduces bicycle deliveries

Uber Eats just added a tenth city to its South African operations. As of Thursday last week, Uber Eats is now available in Soweto...

By Andy Walker 6 Jun 2019

Cape Town railway station to close platforms for system upgrade
Cape Town railway station to close platforms for system upgrade

Several platforms at Cape Town railway station are expected to close from 26 January until 30 January 2019...

By Evan-Lee Courie 22 Jan 2019

#StartupStory: Meet Bunkr, your fuel wallet
#StartupStory: Meet Bunkr, your fuel wallet

The world, in general, is going through a fuel revolution...

By Evan-Lee Courie 10 Dec 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: RentMyRide owns the adventure
#EntrepreneurMonth: RentMyRide owns the adventure

RentMyRide is empowering locals by giving them the tools for a low-touch small business and creating competition for conventional car rental companies...

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 Nov 2018

Uber rides in London will be hit by a 'clean air' tax
Uber rides in London will be hit by a 'clean air' tax

As the world becomes smoggier, companies that rely on gas-guzzling vehicles become more responsible for the future...

By Andy Walker 24 Oct 2018

5 ways to build a better supply chain
5 ways to build a better supply chain

In South Africa, optimising the supply chain is essential for company performance...

By Kerry Hope 17 Oct 2018

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The summer of your smile

Malta International Airport (MIA) has published its traffic results for June 2018. Passenger movements were up by 14.6% over the previous June. It proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that summer here is a thing.

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 20 Jul 2018

#StartupStory: Aura security app to aid beleaguered Uber drivers
#StartupStory: Aura security app to aid beleaguered Uber drivers

A revolutionary new app that provides speedy security assistance and cuts emergency response times has become a welcome safety measure, especially for beleaguered Uber drivers...

By Ilse van den Berg 13 Jul 2018

Why smart transportation is a game changer for Africa
Why smart transportation is a game changer for Africa

Many of the approaches and technologies which combine to form a smart city are being applied from Cape Town through to Cairo...

By Sherry Zameer 22 Jun 2018

Get to the pump! Official petrol price for June
Get to the pump! Official petrol price for June

NEWSWATCH: South Africans face yet another tight month as fuel prices soar to a record high this June. The department of energy has announced a heavy increase in petrol and diesel prices as of tomorrow, Wednesday, 6 June 2018...

By Ilse van den Berg 5 Jun 2018

Health and safety: the recipe for a better logistics industry
Health and safety: the recipe for a better logistics industry

Did you know that South Africa has some of the worst road-safety statistics in the world?[i] Accidents hit the economy hard when vehicles have to be repaired or replaced and often goods in transit are destroyed or delayed...

By Morné Stoltz 16 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa
#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa

People across Africa face considerable challenges - many of them existential. But, without the right devices, connectivity, and skills, those who badly need their problems solved often can't access available solutions...

By Greg Morris 8 May 2018

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Why my startup scene is better than yours: Rwanda

It is heady days for the African tech startup space, but which ecosystem has the most going for it?

By Tom Jackson 13 Apr 2018

Why SafeBoda, SafeMotos don't fear Uber or Taxify
Why SafeBoda, SafeMotos don't fear Uber or Taxify

Everyone knew it might happen someday, and that has indeed proven the case. Uber and Taxify are expanding beyond taxis in Africa...

By Tom Jackson 13 Apr 2018

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa
20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

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Uber to acquire electric bike-sharing company, Jump

NEWSWATCH: Uber has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire an electric, dockless bike-sharing service it's been testing in San Francisco, called Jump Bikes...

By Ilse van den Berg 10 Apr 2018

South Africa, you can now tip your Uber driver
South Africa, you can now tip your Uber driver

Feeling bad about not tipping your Uber driver for making your day? If saying "thanks" is just too cold for you, from today, riders can now give their drivers monetary appreciation through the app...

By Andy Walker 28 Mar 2018

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Rwanda's SafeMotos adds female moto-drivers to platform

Rwanda-based ride hailing startup SafeMotos is marking International Women's Day by adding the first three female moto-drivers to its network...

By Tom Jackson 8 Mar 2018

The ongoing collision between tech and the transport and logistics sector
The ongoing collision between tech and the transport and logistics sector

Transport and logistics is fast gaining prominence as a sector to watch globally. Increased intercontinental trade has meant increased connection across different size economies...

By Mandisa Maketa 7 Feb 2018

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