I have just spent close to a week in Nice and Paris, using Uber to and from the train station in Nice, as well as JAN restaurant, and to/from the airport and to/from top restaurants in Paris. I was astounded by the professionalism of Uber France in these two cities, and felt that Uber South Africa, or should I say Uber Cape Town, has a lot to learn! Continue reading →
On Thursday afternoon I attended the launch of UberEATS in a private home in Willesden Road in Camps Bay, with the backdrop of a beautiful sunset. The launch follows that in Johannesburg four months ago, the city having seen 200000 downloads of the UberEATS App in the first two months of its launch. Continue reading →
About a month ago I bumped into the GM of the new Melissa’s Mantra Café in Camps Bay, which has a magnificent location above The 41 restaurant, overlooking the beautiful Camps Bay beach. The restaurant opened on Tuesday, and I went to try it out, knowing that its GM Ian Smith would be there. The new Melissa’s outlet connects original founder Melissa van Hoogstraaten to her Camps Bay origin.
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The Sweet Service Award goes to Uber, and its driver Zaid Fakir who drove me from the city back to my home. The radio in his vehicle was tuned to Kfm, and he agreed to up the volume as presenter Carl Waiste was playing very good music. When I had to take a call, he turned down the volume, and turned it up again when I had completed the call. When I was in Johannesburg last month I noted that some of the Uber drivers asked one for one’s radio station choice!
Uber has announced that it has reduced its rates by up to 20% in the three major cities of our country, to prepare the company and its drivers for the slow winter months caused by Seasonality. What was Continue reading →
Uber is offering 50 Uber users in Cape Town and Johannesburg each the chance to win two movie tickets to see a preview screening of the new ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ movie on 23 March. Continue reading →
Four years since Uber was established with a very identifiable logo, it has changed its brand identity, probably causing a panic amongst regular Uber Continue reading →
The Sweet Service Award goes to Uber, for its most generous pre-Christmas promotional offer to its clients, for a Summer pack of a towel, Havaianas flip flops, a beach bag, and a Sunglass Hut voucher. Struggling to get the promotional code #ElectrifySummerSA to Continue reading →
Having received negative publicity about its exorbitant rates over the Festive Season last year, Uber is being proactive in reminding Uber users Continue reading →
The Sweet Service Award goes to the City of Cape Town for the wonderful work it has done to enlarge and soften some of the curves on Camps Bay Drive, which was re-opened on Monday after almost eight months of construction, unfortunately running late by two months. The cost of the upgrade was R30 million. Odd is how Councillor Jacques Weber started crowing about the opening one day before, when he did not utter one word of feedback or sympathy to residents of Camps Bay and Hout Bay, who were severely inconvenienced by the road closures. The highlight is the creation of a new tourist stop on Continue reading →