Uber Deals & Specials
To help the city of Durban start to rebuild, we’re offering you 2 free rides (up to R100) until Sunday, 25 July 2021. Simply enter the promo code HELPKZN212 to get moving! Ts&Cs apply. #UberCommunity #RebuildSA
— Uber South Africa (@Uber_RSA) July 23, 2021
Want to donate much-needed items to those affected by the CT fires? Simply enter the promo code UBERCOMMUNITYCT in your Uber app – this offers you 1 free trip (up to R250) for all trips ending at Old Mutual West Campus, Pinelands. T&Cs apply.
— Uber South Africa (@Uber_RSA) April 19, 2021
Uber Eats is here to help you share a meal with loved ones – with R100 off your order when you spend R300! Enter the promo code FAMILYTIME at checkout and get munching – limited to the first 25 000 users. T&Cs Apply. 🍕🍔🧁
— Uber South Africa (@Uber_RSA) March 31, 2021
Kick off the long weekend with 30% off your next 4 trips – up to R40. Hurry, because this offer is limited to the first 25 000 users! Simply add the promo code WEEKEND30ZA in the Payment section of your app and get going 🤩 #UberEverywhere pic.twitter.com/hB7MnFm7jC
— Uber South Africa (@Uber_RSA) March 19, 2021
Forgot to make plans for #ValentinesDay? 🥰 Uber Pass has you covered! Smiling face with 3 hearts For just R99.99 p/m, you get 10% off 45 UberX trips & free delivery + 5% off on up to 30 Eats orders over R80 p/m.
— Uber South Africa (@Uber_RSA) February 12, 2021
Introducing Uber Pass: a monthly plan to save on both rides and eats. Go more places and get more local favourites. Try it for free and see the benefits and savings in action every time you use Uber Pass! Find out more: https://t.co/NCIKrDqe3E pic.twitter.com/ACMkEG9WfJ
— Uber South Africa (@Uber_RSA) November 24, 2020
We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with @flysaa to give you the chance to spend your SAA Voyager Miles on Uber rides! Plus, the first 100 riders to redeem more than R100 will get an additional R500 FREE. #UberOnVoyager 🛬 More info: https://t.co/Q2yLDT3XEg pic.twitter.com/N9KFJ9NGhy
— Uber South Africa (@Uber_RSA) March 5, 2019
Demand was off the charts and the gremlins broke the system for a bit, but we're back! Along with @MastercardMEA, we’re covering 2 trips up to R100 to/from select vaccination centres. T&Cs apply.
— Uber South Africa (@Uber_RSA) August 26, 2021
To help the Durban community get much needed essential items or join community clean-up efforts, we’re offering you 2 free rides (up to R100) until Sunday, 18 July 2021. Simply enter the promo code HELPDBN21 to get moving! Ts&Cs apply. #UberCOMMUNITY pic.twitter.com/nLG4PWsK6R
— Uber South Africa (@Uber_RSA) July 17, 2021
For those affected by the UCT fires and who require much needed essential items or foodstuff, please apply the promo code UCTASSIST in your Uber Eats app. This offers you R50 off your next Uber Eats order – valid until 24 April 2021. Please stay safe, Cape Town. #UberCommunity
— Uber South Africa (@Uber_RSA) April 19, 2021
Start your long weekend early with 30% off your next 4 Uber Go trips – up to R40! Hurry, because this offer is limited to the first 25 000 users. Simply add the promo code SAVEGO0421 in the Payment section of your app and get going. T&Cs Apply. #UberEverywhere pic.twitter.com/z84Rbo66Eh
— Uber South Africa (@Uber_RSA) April 1, 2021
Visiting loved ones? Supporting a local restaurant? Go more places & get the things you need delivered to your doorstep with #UberPass! For just R99.99 p/m, you get 10% off 45 UberX trips & free delivery + 5% off on up to 30 Eats orders over R80 p/m. More: https://t.co/F9AsPHmG3m pic.twitter.com/H153RIgEex
— Uber South Africa (@Uber_RSA) March 25, 2021
Start your weekend early this pay day with 50% off your next 2 trips – up to R50. Hurry, because this offer is limited to the first 20 000 users! Simply add the promo code PAYDAY50 in the Payment section of your app and get going. #UberEverywhere pic.twitter.com/CaB2P9FBVX
— Uber South Africa (@Uber_RSA) February 25, 2021
Join now and get a free first month trial: https://t.co/x0k1e2x9zV
— Uber South Africa (@Uber_RSA) December 26, 2020
We have partnered with Uber Eats and @KrispyKreme_ZA as we celebrate Cape Town Pride. Order your free Krispy Kreme donut on the UberEats app only on 29th Feb and pick it up at the UberZone at the CPT Pride Mardi Gras Festival this Saturday 29th February at Green Point Park pic.twitter.com/qJV8durZum
— Uber South Africa (@Uber_RSA) February 29, 2020
7 weeks, 48 games and just 1 day away from a historic third World Cup Victory, we #BackOurBoys, are you?
— Uber South Africa (@Uber_RSA) November 1, 2019
In its 7 year history, this ride hailing service has redefined the taxi industry.
Uber is started in 2009 in San Francisco as UberCab, an app-based ride hailing service. The company was founded by Travis Kalanick, who already had experience developing successful startups, Garrett Camp, Oscar Salazar, and Conrad Whelan. The company officially launched in 2010, and even though it was more expensive than regular cabs, the convenience of the service outweighed the cost and Uber became a local hit. By 2011, Uber had secured more funding and launched in New York in May. The company’s next target was Paris in December 2011 – its first international market. Two years after starting its operations, Uber launched UberX, an alternative costing 35% less than taxis. Uber continued to expand and currently operates in 76 countries worldwide. Travis Kalanick stepped down as CEO of the company in June 2017 following ongoing scandals. He’s worth an estimated $5.1-billion.
Uber launched in India and South Africa in the same year – 2013. The service was first introduced to Johannesburg, Pretoria and then Cape Town within a few weeks. By 2016, Durban and Port Elizabeth had been added. As with every market that Uber has launched in, the service was a success, even more so because of the lack of public transport options in South Africa. Within 2.5 years of launch in SA, UberX, UberXL, UberFamily and UberChopper had all been introduced as options to satisfy the different needs of the market. The company has created an estimated 4,000 driver jobs. However, the controversies that Uber faces in other countries have followed the company. Local metered taxi operators have been protesting the service from the start. The company has also been in trouble with the government, stemming from its drivers operating private cars as taxis without the necessary permits.
The longest Uber trip in South Africa was from Johannesburg and Durban, a total of 6 hours.