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Harnessing tech to create sustainable cities for the future
Harnessing tech to create sustainable cities for the future

More than ever before, technology drives our world. It powers businesses, cities and governments, and shapes individual lives in a hugely impactful way

By Colin Thornton 7 Nov 2017

Mobility startups invited to apply for Man accelerator
Mobility startups invited to apply for Man accelerator

African mobility startups are invited to apply for the Man Truck and Bus Impact Accelerator, which offers access to mentorship and visits to mobility hotspots in Cape Town, Mumbai, Munich, and San Francisco

By Tom Jackson 29 Sep 2017

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Support World Car-Free Day on 22 September

On Friday, 22 September 2017, cities around the globe will be celebrating World Car-Free Day - a day to showcase how our cities might look like, feel like, and sound like without cars

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Sep 2017

Uber to go public, launches Movement tool
Uber to go public, launches Movement tool

NEWSWATCH: Things have no doubt been abuzz at Uber with new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wanting to take the company public in the next 18 to 36 months. In addition, the company has officially launched its Movement tool

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Sep 2017

#NewCampaign: Ever considered ditching your keys?
#NewCampaign: Ever considered ditching your keys?

Uber recently launched a campaign called ‘Ditch Your Keys' to encourage car owners to switch to Uber and use their time spent travelling more efficiently

By Jessica Tennant 26 Jul 2017

Image: Bruce Sutherland
How streets can help bridge social and spatial divides

I recently had a very inspiring conversation with Marcela Guerrero Casas, co-founder and MD of Open Streets Cape Town about the power of streets and its ability to bridge social and spatial divides

By Ilse van den Berg 26 May 2017

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Cape Town to get five new MyCiTi corridor routes

NEWSWATCH: The green light has been given to start the rollout of five new MyCiTi corridor routes across the city of Cape Town

By Ilse van den Berg 4 May 2017

Ridesharing easing traffic congestion in Cape Town
Ridesharing easing traffic congestion in Cape Town

If you've ever found yourself behind a steering wheel during peak times, you'll probably agree that urban mobility requires drastic change across our country

By Ilse van den Berg 2 May 2017

Nationwide bus strike underway
Nationwide bus strike underway

NEWSWATCH: Chaos is underway as a nationwide bus strike kicks off today across South Africa. About 25,000 bus drivers are on an indefinite strike from today, Wednesday, 12 April 2017, following the collapse of wage negotiations

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Apr 2017

Pauline du Paty
#BrandManagerMonth: Building a new brand in SA

I often wonder how I managed before Uber came waltzing into my life, solving the parking issue I so often have when in town, simplifying short distance travel and even pickups from the airport. But what about longer distances?

By Ilse van den Berg 23 Mar 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: Ross Adami's Uber-cool job
#BrandManagerMonth: Ross Adami's Uber-cool job

Ross Adami, marketing manager at Uber South Africa, reports back from Uber's nomad programme, a three-month learning and development programme that matches candidates to teams around the globe to tackle some of the most interesting and challenging issues facing Uber today

By Jessica Tennant 10 Mar 2017

#BizTrends2017: The three hottest trends in transport and logistics
#BizTrends2017: The three hottest trends in transport and logistics

For businesses and consumers alike, here are the three hottest trends to watch in 2017

By Harry van Huyssteen 10 Jan 2017

Uber-Wesbank deal a boon to transport entrepreneurs
Uber-Wesbank deal a boon to transport entrepreneurs

It's been just over one year since Uber partnered with Wesbank in a R200m car rental deal, with the aim to fuel growth in the passenger transport industry

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Dec 2016

Innovation in transport calls for equally innovative change in vehicle insurance
Innovation in transport calls for equally innovative change in vehicle insurance

We spoke to Rudolf Britz about how market changes, new technology, and innovative companies in the transport industry are disrupting the insurance industry

By Cari Coetzee 8 Nov 2016

#MobilityIndaba: rethinking mobility for Cape Town's sake
#MobilityIndaba: rethinking mobility for Cape Town's sake

With mobility as the main focus, #CoCreate2Move engages all attendees, encouraging them to rethink the way we move about the city and co-create plans to move the city forward

By Cari Coetzee 7 Oct 2016

#InnovationMonth: from one driver to a sustainable transport company
#InnovationMonth: from one driver to a sustainable transport company

William and Linell Schmidt, started the Limetime Shuttle service with one drive in 2013. Now they travel to 19 different destinations and passed the 1 million km mark

By Cari Coetzee 30 Sep 2016

- Metrocable, Medellín, Colombia
#InnovationMonth: Technology's crucial role in developing economic transport hubs

With innovations like high-speed connectivity, sensors, big data, geolocation and mobile services, transit routes can become the connective tissue that creates stronger communities and

By Harry van Huyssteen 29 Sep 2016

Big Data to spur more efficient, more reliable public transport
Big Data to spur more efficient, more reliable public transport

South Africa is battling some unique challenges in the field of public transport: the legacies of historical urban planning programmes, complex inter-relationships of formal and informal travel systems

By Harry van Huyssteen 21 Sep 2016

#InnovationMonth: Carpooling for trees
#InnovationMonth: Carpooling for trees

Transport Month in October will see SA's fourth Carpool Week taking place from 3-9 October. Last year it was 'Carpool Karaoke', this year everyone will be carpooling for trees

By Cari Coetzee 20 Sep 2016

#AfricaMonth: GoMyWay on the benefits of ridesharing
#AfricaMonth: GoMyWay on the benefits of ridesharing

We know that efficient public transport remains a bugbear in many Africa countries

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 May 2016

The TomTom Team
Traffic is a fact of life, but we can plan smarter

TomTom recently released the results from the TomTom Traffic Index 2016. We asked TomTom traffic analyst, Jaap Schaapherder to shed some extra light on their findings

By Cari Coetzee 4 May 2016

Jaco Marais
#CommerceMonth: Speeding things up with KaChing

We asked Jaco Marais, co-founder and managing director, to tell us more about KaChing, how it facilitates commerce and how it has been influenced by e-commerce

By Cari Coetzee 18 Apr 2016

Alon Lits
Uber benefits for tourists and tourism

Except for the benefits it offers locals in getting around safely and timely, it is a great option for tourists traveling to South African cities

By Cari Coetzee 7 Mar 2016

#DesignMonth: #weDream #weChase #weLocomute
#DesignMonth: #weDream #weChase #weLocomute

In June 2015, Ntando Kubheka and Tumi Marope launched Locomute, Africa's first car sharing network. What started as an MBA project soon turned into a legitimate business

By Cari Coetzee 22 Feb 2016

#DesignMonth: Mellowcabs to hit SA streets in 2016
#DesignMonth: Mellowcabs to hit SA streets in 2016

Mellowcabs are low-cost, emissions-free, electrically powered vehicles that you'll find noiselessly zipping through South African city streets in the coming months

By Sindy Peters 17 Feb 2016

#DesignMonth: Getting people where they want to go
#DesignMonth: Getting people where they want to go

Urged by unreliable public transport and a desperate need to get to class on time, Devin de Vries and Chris King started an innovative company

By Cari Coetzee 5 Feb 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Shifting towards e-mobility
[BizTrends 2016] Shifting towards e-mobility

Global statistics reveal that world populations have grown exponentially, but have the supporting services and infrastructure grown in proportion to cater for this? The answer is no

By Hiten Parmar 18 Jan 2016

[#gbcsa2015] On the move to green
[#gbcsa2015] On the move to green

Gridlock. Traffic jam. Congestion. Every person who commutes has experienced the agony and frustration of sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic for what feels like forever

By Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2015

The connected car: driving us to the future
The connected car: driving us to the future

One of the next great frontiers of consumer technology will be the humble automobile. No longer just a piece of physical engineering, the car of the future will soon connect us

By Michael Frans 22 Oct 2015

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