BRIEFS: Uber tests cheaper new option

Have you heard of UberNam? It’s Uber’s latest, cheaper offering with trips starting at R19!  Currently, the cheapest trip is R25, but Uber needs to keep up with its competitor, Bolt, which has even cheaper rates. Uber started testing the service in Joburg and Cape Town. UberNam mainly uses hatchback cars, Business Insider reported. On the other hand, Bolt’s super cheap options have been controversial because drivers earn much lower rates, but TimesLive reports that UberNam drivers will get a bonus for using this option more often. However, both e-hailing services have been accused by the Competition Commission of paying their drivers below minimum wage, and other exploitative practices. New regulations for drivers’ wages are currently under discussion.

This brief was originally published in The Wrap here.

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