Uber’s surge pricing


Uber has been getting some flack for their infamous “surge pricing” that’s been in effect for the past few months. I was warned about it the first time on New Year’s Eve and saw on the app rates as high as 7.5 times the regular rate. Lisa Chow did a story on NPR, other similar stories got published and the general mood is that it is an asshole move by a company that...

Uber is in Cape Town!


This cityโ€™s transportation system has momentum. Itโ€™s also a city thatโ€™s been doing well to assist with the transition of South Africans โ€“ of a broad economic rainbow โ€“ to be more supportive of public transportation, something that has a bit of a stigma of something you haveย to take notย choose to take. Itโ€™s a place with a decent spread of rail, various buses, minibuses and private taxis; with...

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Werner van Rooyen

Formerly Business Development and Marketing at Luno (where we went from eight nerds in a tiny office to hundreds of people spread over three continents) and before that Marketing at PayFast. Currently investing, paragliding, and doing research, mostly in Mexico.