Following a strike and protest in March, negotiations between Uber, Bolt and drivers in Gauteng is making some progress.
Bolt Drive lets you rent a car without paying for fuel or parking.
Bolt has been available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store for a long time, but now makes its way to Huawei’s store.
World Bank Group member, IFC has invested €20 million in Bolt to “to promote access to on-demand mobility services in emerging economies”.
Women can now request a women driver through Bolt’s Women Only feature.
The web app uses less data than the mobile app according to Bolt.
Bolt riders can now activate an SOS button and receive help in an emergency.
Uber and Bolt drivers have taken to the streets to protest unfair working conditions, safety and other issues that plague them on a daily basis.
Absa Rewards members who use Bolt or Bolt Food can earn up to 30 percent cash back.
Bolt Go will allow hatchback owners to make use of the Bolt platform for the first time.
In addition to being asked to wear a mask and sanitise vehicles, some Bolt rides will now sport a protective barrier.
The investment marks the end of a round that generated €300 million in total.
The app now also offers Bolt Food deliveries for essential goods in Cape Town.
Business will be able to make use of Bolt drivers to get essential goods deliveries to customers during lockdown.
The minister says that essential workers will be catered for during peak times in the morning and afternoon but public transport at large will be inaccessible during lockdown.
Bolt has expanded its reach to previously under-serviced areas.
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Bolt for Business allows companies to manage ride sharing for employees from one centralised dashboard.