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Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

WeWork debacle exposes why investing in a charismatic founder can be dangerous

Were investors like SoftBank and JPMorgan duped by the hype of a charismatic founder, as happened with Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos?

Uber reshapes urban mobility in sub-Saharan Africa

Fewer vehicles in cities will allow for more green spaces

Uber cool firms won’t always work

Market sentiment towards high-flying, loss-making start-ups has changed; investors are becoming more wary of big talk
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Tiny taxi offers a cute alternative

Emergency Taxi is competing with the likes of Uber and Bolt to give Johannesburgers other e-hailing transport options, using cheaper-to-run Qute cars

Tiny taxi offers a cute alternative

A new e-hailing service offers rides at a fraction of its rivals’ prices, and it’s cooking with gas

Let’s jam: Is it time to take stock of the Uber economy?

Investors have eagerly been waiting for Uber to make its stock market debut

Drivers strike as Uber poised to go public

Uber is expected to launch its initial public offering on Friday giving it an estimated valuation of some $80-billion

Uber drivers lament ‘exploitative’ WesBank deal

A programme to help Uber drivers obtain vehicles has proven exorbitantly expensive — and drivers still won’t own their cars in the end

Drivers unhappy with Taxify’s rapid growth

Taxify’s practice is to expand, but operators say they have to spend an unreasonable time on the roads

Gigaba’s Uber-hard times ahead

The dishonourable member will have to polish his skills in his quest for a job

National Land Transport Amendment Bill process aims to revamp public transport

Gauteng public hearings on the Bill have been completed

Latest

Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs