Uber in Africa is facing stiff competition with other rideshare companies offering the same service at lower prices. In this post, we will examine South African rideshare company, Zebra Cabs. With the intention of providing comfortable means of transportation in South Africa, Zebra Cabs is taking on Uber in the country.
It is equally important to note that unemployment is a big problem in most African countries. Zebra Cabs is seeking to empower locals by giving them a means of earning an income and running their own businesses.
What to Know About Zebra Cabs
It is reported that Zebra cabs transports over 2100 passengers per week and hopes to have over 3,000 metered taxis on South African roads by 2020.
Founded in January 1, 2008, Zebra Cabs is a South African taxi company based in Gauteng. In 2011, the company became fully operational by tapping into the metered taxi industry and creating entrepreneurs. Zebra cabs gives interested owners/drivers the opportunity to run their own business by providing them with brand new vehicles either via rental or car finance. These drivers can also go on to own these vehicles in the long run. Drivers are free to access riders via the app or via street hailing.
About Zebra Cab vehicles
Zebra cabs are brand new customized Toyota Corolla vehicles. These vehicles come equipped with road-mapping systems, a tracker, external cameras, and plush leather seats. The cars are also air-conditioned to provide utmost comfort.
It’s easy! Follow the steps below:
- Open the app
- Click on “Register”
- Fill in your details
- A 4 digit OTP (one time pin) will be sent to you via mobile messaging
- Enter the 4 digit code received
- Click “Done”
Zebra Cab operators
All Zebra Cab drivers are professionally trained and educated. Depending on an operator’s credit profile, Zebra Cabs can help with car finance or help generate deposit to start a business. To drive with Zebra Cabs, you must have the following:
- A PDP License
- South African ID
- Proof of residence
- To be an existing Operator
Healthy rivalry in any industry is good. The presence of other taxi aggregators in South Africa will give Uber and its rivals an incentive to provide great service in the country.
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