Commuters looking to utilise E-hailing services this week may be left bitterly disappointed as drivers across South Africa are planning to embark on a three-day national strike this week, which will see major routes being shut down and services disrupted across South Africa, EWN reports.
Drivers associated with Uber, Bolt, InDriver and UberEats are calling on the government to regulate the industry, saying that it will also help to curb criminality.
Their demands include “improved earnings” following the petrol hike Mbelengwa said: “We are asking government to make sure we are not exploited, to make sure that organisations that operate ensure that everybody earns a decent wage. We have laws that protect against this, and these laws are being violated.”
Mbelengwa further stated that it was critical tech companies in South Africa were held to specific standards and rules.
He explained: “Tech disruptions are going to be felt across many industries. If we don’t set a precedent now to say this is how tech should behave in this country, we are all doomed.”