Johannesburg - There is a new player in the private taxi industry that plans to rival Uber and meter taxis.
Taxify, an Estonian-based taxi-booking service, will be available to people in Gauteng from Friday and plans to operate in other parts of the country as well as in Kenya soon.
It successfully operates in parts of Europe, North America and Central and South America.
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Trevor Joseph, chief executive of Revnetek SA, the IT company that has the licence to operate the mobile-based application in the country, told The Star that Taxify would be similar to Uber, explaining that much like its competitor, users can download the app on their smartphones and will be connected with the closest driver.