Uber says its drivers have been trained on the necessary safety precautions, now that the cab hailing service will experiment with cash payments.
Uber will still accept credit card payments in addition to allowing its riders to pay in cash.
EWN's Emily Corke reports that Uber does not believe the cash-based system will pose a safety threat to its drivers because of existing measures and support structures.
She says that Uber is responding to research that shows South African transactions are largely based on cash.
They've introduced this as a way of making Uber more accessible to people to pay for the ride in a system most comfortable to them.— Emily Corke, EWN reporter
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