Travelling around South Africa’s biggest cities just got a lot more affordable, not to mention safe. Why? Because Uber CPT is celebrating the first anniversary of uberX by cutting prices by a significant 20% for the month of June.
An impressive one million+ trips were completed in South Africa during 2014 using the innovative technology that connects riders with drivers, and Uber feel like they need to give a little back to their userbase: “We are humbled by how South Africa has embraced Uber. Our launch of uberX a year ago, in particular, has changed how people now move around our great cities. To thank riders for their loyal support, we’re cutting prices across the country for the month of June.” says Uber general manager for Cape Town, Anthony le Roux.
Lower fares will mean more trips for partner-drivers who will be able to earn as much, if not more, than ever before. More than 2 000 people are already earning and building better lives for themselves and their families, thanks to Uber. General Manager for Uber JHB and DBN, Alon Lits, says, “As Uber has seen in many other cities around the globe, more people want a ride when prices are lowered. This increased demand means drivers spend less time waiting for a passenger and more time earning.” As well as extending safe, reliable and convenient transport to a growing number of riders across South Africa, Uber aims to further enable the economic empowerment of its driver-partners. “Using Uber is already more cost effective than owning your own vehicle. This price cut goes further, getting even more people out of their cars and into Ubers and, in turn, helping the entrepreneurs who partner with us to earn more,” adds Lits.
Uber offers a real alternative to car ownership in South Africa and is encouraging people to #DitchYourKeys with lower prices for uberX trips throughout the month of June. Whether you’re heading to the airport, a meeting or even a casual mid-week lunch with friends, it’s time to get connected with a safe driver at a reduced fare.
How? Simply to download the free app for Android, iPhone, Blackberry 7, Windows Phone or register for Uber here. Please note that this 20%-off promo is for uberX only.