Uber competitor, Taxify has launched in Port Elizabeth, its fourth city in South Africa.
Taxify said it takes less commission than other e-hailing services, “meaning cheaper rides and more money in drivers’ pockets”.
To celebrate, Taxify said it has suspended any surge pricing and is offering a -40% discount to riders during the month of November.
They will be launching with R3.60 per km vs. the usual R6 per km that has previously prevailed in the market.
“Taxify takes only 15% commission from its drivers, which is up to half the commission taken by Uber and other ride-sharing platforms. The lower commission allows Taxify to offer lower prices for riders and more take-home pay for drivers,” it said.