Uber available in South Africa but during restricted hours for national lockdown

UBER has clarified their availability in South Africa during the Lockdown.

“As announced by Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula on 25 March 2020, e-hailing services in South Africa such as Uber are authorised to operate daily for all riders under restricted hours from 5am to 9am and 4pm to 8pm and for permitted travel purposes only, during the 21 day National lockdown.

The health and safety of our community comes first, and we will do our best to support our riders, drivers and essential staff during these unprecedented times. In order for us to comply with these restrictions around limited movement, we will be managing supply and demand accordingly, and will continue to work with the Department of Transport.

Regulatory Guidelines
Uber app will only be available during the national government’s restricted operating hours
Traveling is restricted for obtaining an essential good or service or for rendering an essential service or for any other permitted purpose listed below

Limitations on passengers
UberX, UberGO, UberBLACK, UberASSIST, UberVIP – Maximum of 1 passenger
UberXL – Maximum of 2 passengers
UberVan – Maximum of 3 passengers
We request that you sit in the back seat of the vehicle
Please note it is iIllegal to transport any alcoholic beverages in your vehicles during the 21 day lockdown period

E-hailing services will be allowed to operate where it is for the:
rendering or receiving of essential services; or
obtaining essential goods; or
seeking medical attention; or
attending funeral services; or
receiving payment of grants.

Extra Tips
There will be no dynamic pricing (surge) during the lockdown period.
This is a difficult time for driver-partners, they would appreciate a tip”

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