New service to take on Uber and Taxify in South Africa

To curb the spread of fighting between metered taxi operators and new e-hailing services like Uber and Taxify, Prince Pirikisi has created an app-based service to help metered taxi operators called Emergency Taxi.

READ: Uber and Taxify drivers go on strike... again

Speaking to Azania Mosaka, Pirikisi says it hopes to address the fights that were happening between the metered taxis and the Uber and Taxify operators.

Basically, the app does almost the same thing that Uber and Taxify do. You have e-hailing and I have hailing.

Prince Pirikisi, Founder of Emergency Taxi

E-hailing is when you use an app to call a taxi, and hailing is where you can call a call centre and they dispatch a taxi for you.

Prince Pirikisi, Founder of Emergency Taxi

He adds that he has 210 metered taxi operators that have signed up to use his app.

Listen below to the full interview:


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