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Bolt takes on Uber with launch of food delivery service in South Africa

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Bolt to launch food delivery service in South Africa
Bolt to launch food delivery service in South Africa.

Not long after rebranding to Bolt, on-demand transportation platform has announced plans to launch a food delivery service.

The local launch is likely to see South Africa be one of the first three countries worldwide in which the service will be offered, along with Estonia and Finland.

Markus Villig, CEO and co-founder, Bolt, emphasises that the company has been built around offering the best prices for passengers, and the lowest commissions for drivers. “This has led us to grow faster and more cost-efficiently than any other ride-hailing platform in the world,” he says.

“Now we want to bring this approach to food delivery. Combined with our technology, efficient operations and thousands of drivers in South Africa, we plan to build the best food delivery service for the people who already use our services daily.”

The company rebrand is aimed at bringing the brand identity in line with the company’s broader vision of transportation. Bolt’s services already include ride-hailing, with cars and motorbikes, as well as scooter sharing.

Bolt is available in more South African cities than any other ride-hailing platform, and this development will enable more South Africans to access the convenience and cost efficiency of an app-based food delivery service.

Edited by Fundisiwe Maseko
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