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Bolt Expands Driver Safety in South Africa

In a bid to expand the overall customer experience of ride-hailing drivers in South Africa, ride-hailing platform Bolt has introduced driver scores and driver trip sharing features which it hopes will improve the quality and safety of drivers on...

Huge Petition Launched Against Bolt Amidst Renewed Sexual Assault Allegations

A new Change.org petition has been launched in South Africa against popular Estonian ride-hailing app and service Bolt. The petition alleges that "Many South African women have been sexually assaulted by Bolt South Africa drivers." The petition is calling for...

Ride-Hailing Platform, Bolt Now Available on Huawei App Gallery

Huawei has announced that ride-hailing platform - Bolt - is now available on its AppGallery. The service provides users with a simple, affordable, and much quicker way of reaching any destination within certain cities in South Africa. Moreover, it can...

Bolt Launches ‘Women Only’ Ride Hailing Service

Bolt has launched a 'Women Only' service that enables female passengers to request rides from female drivers only – their request for a ride will not be visible to male drivers. Drivers and passengers utilising Bolt’s Women Only service are...

Bolt Introduces New ‘Low-Cost’ Service in South Africa

Ride-hailing platform Bolt has launched a new low-cost category called Bolt Go - which is aiming to be the cheapest ride-hailing service in South Africa, with fares approximately 20% less than regular Bolt rides. The addition of the new low-cost...

Ride-Hailing Businesses Begin to Recover

Uber Technologies Inc.'s global rides business is down 70% from this time last year, a small improvement from its rock-bottom fall during the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Though slight, it is an indication that recovery is coming, albeit...

Bolt Expects Surge in Demand as South Africa Returns to Work

South African ride-hailing platform, Bolt says that demand for its 'Isolated Car' service has soared as people across the country look to get to and from work safely. Bolt's 'Isolated Car' service - which was first launched in March 2020...

Bolt Offers Vehicle Sanitation to Protect Drivers and Passengers

Ride-hailing service Bolt, previously known as Taxify, has partnered with Meridian Hygiene to help drivers and passengers keep sanitised and safe by offering a free fogging service at its driver centre in Charles Crescent Johannesburg, with immediate effect....

Top South African Smartphone Habits that You Should Know

GeoPoll conducted a study with 400 South Africans via a mobile web link to understand how they are using their phones. The study focused on what features and apps they use most often and how they are paying for...
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