Bolt (aka Taxify) to serve up Uber Eats rival, but who's biting?

26 March 2019 - 15:31 By Odwa Mjo
Ride-service Bolt (formerly Taxify) says it will launch a rival to Uber Eats in South Africa soon.
Ride-service Bolt (formerly Taxify) says it will launch a rival to Uber Eats in South Africa soon.
Image: Screenshot from taxify.eu

Popular e-hailing service Taxify, now known as Bolt, has announced that it will launch a food-delivery service in South Africa.

My Broadband reported that South Africa will be one of three countries to have the service, which will be launched in the next few months. The other countries are Finland and Estonia.

Uber Eats is active in South Africa but the app is not available in other parts of the continent or in Eastern Europe. Taxify saw this as an opportunity to explore those markets, Bloomberg reported.

Taxify recently changed its name to Bolt, after five years in operation. The company has also expanded its reach in South Africa, with its services now available in East London and Polokwane.

But many on social media did not seem too optimistic about food-service delivery from the company.


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