South Africa Resumes Lucrative Uber Business in Sandton Following Random Attack

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Uber was introduced to the African market in 2012 making its debut in Johannesburgh South Africa before quickly expanding intoneighboring Cape Town, Durban and other metro cities.
The wildly successful mobile taxi hailing app service caught on with zeal, expanding into the NIgerian market in 2014, and expanding the $18 Billion company firmly into the African scene.
Uber’s popularity is based primarily off of teh ease of service, affordable fares and clean cab environment, South Africa has seen some recent challenges in maintaining its services in some cities.
It was reported to Footprint to Africa that services in Sandton are operational again following the attack on one of its drivers in Sandton‚ Johannesburg‚ on Friday.
Three people were injured on Friday when metered taxi drivers attacked an Uber driver with stones and damaged his car next to a Gautrainstation.
Uber officials updated a statement on its twitter account that their cabs in Sandton are operational once more following a suspension of services to allow a police investigation to be launched.
“Please note that you will be able to request trips in the Sandton Gautrain area again. We ask that you arrange with your driver to be picked up/dropped off inside at the station and remain vigilant at all times,” advised Uber management.

The attack has been attributed to clashes by anti-Uber groups in Gauteng. No arrests have been made and investigations are underway.


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