ABN – Uber is upping its security measures for its South African drivers following a rise in verbal threats from other taxi operators.
Meter taxi drivers have been targeting Uber drivers and a protest was recently held outside the company’s offices.
An Uber spokesperson said that there has been: "recent intimidation, caused by a small number of metered taxi drivers at the Sandton Gautrain and Sandton City.
"We have been engaging with law enforcement and the Gautrain Station to assist with stopping this intimidation.
"In addition we have deployed security to these hotspots."