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Uber Struggles, but Spreads in Africa

The tech-savvy alternative to taxicabs, Uber, is trying to put down roots in Africa, but the U.S.-based company has had to adapt itself to African norms — as well as pushback from the traditional taxi industry. Uber first established itself in South Africa in 2013, and is now available in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Durban. While it presented a challenge to more traditional forms of public transport, it also provided a new employment option in a market where jobs were...

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