Technically it is still the silly season, and what a surprise a father from Clifton received when his son took an Uber from Clifton to Muizenburg on New Year’s Eve. The trip clocked up R 2800 – a cool R 80/km. Price surges in the taxi industry are common on New Year’s Eve, there’s a much higher demand for cabs and operators usually capitalize on the situation. This has subsequently been explained by Uber on its blog as “On busy nights with peak demand – like New Year’s Eve – we use surge pricing to get enough cars on the road and help ensure you always have a reliable ride.”

Read more about the costly trip and Uber here.

In what has to be the most bone-chilling Cape Town news of 2015 so far, yesterday a body was discovered attached to the mooring of the shark nets used in Fish Hoek’s calm bay. Cables were used to tie the body to the net, making it sound like a terrifying mob hit of some sort. A section of the beach was closed to the public as police retrieved the body and an official inquest has been opened to determine what happened.

Scary. Read more about that here.

On a lighter note, it’s the first weekend of 2015! Have a great one.


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