Uber Eats takes over Soweto

The Uber Eats concept is the first international food delivery application in Soweto, and will grow to other areas before increasing footprint to other provinces.

Currently, big Cities countrywide use the same application for delivery purposes.

Sowetans can now add something new to their skhaftin (lunchbox) from Soweto’s best loved restaurants such as Just Badela, Chaf Pozi and Moja Café. Other eateries will be included in future.

Locals from Jabulani, Pimville, Orlando East and Diepkloof would enjoy the convenience of food deliveries from their favourite local restaurants.

South Africa Uber Eats General Manager -Ailyssa Pretorius commented at the launch: “Locals from Soweto have been calling out for affordable and reliable food delivery for some time now. We are thrilled to be answering this demand with Uber Eats,” said the Durban-born Pretorius, who flatly declined to identify their next stop.  

As a result of the concept, Uber Eats has teamed up with Kliptown Youth Program to help create job opportunities, and earn some rands as delivery-partners.

Although for now they will bicycles- that is likely to take 35 minutes or less to deliver- anyone can also apply for the job by visiting the Uber Eats website.

“This is part our company’s mandate to create job opportunities for Sowetans, hence our stance is to include everyone as long as you have been vetted and have a clean track record and a reliable mode of transport,” quipped Pretorius, whose company operates

At the launch four young guys from KYP adorned in Uber Eats jackets said, being able to do some flexible work without having to have a motorbike or car is an amazing opportunity for us.

The online food delivery company said users had access to thousands of affordable meals, with intuitive menus and personalised recommendations, no minimum basket size and different payment options and orders were delivered reliably and fast, for just R10.00 a delivery.

“Brands take time to grow, entrepreneurs should never expect success overnight, however, through hard work and strategic partnerships with brands like Uber Eats, it is possible. This further calls on other eateries in other areas to follow suit,” says owner of Just Badela, Dumile Badela, who also indicated the restaurant will be hosting a major jazz show, with big names this month.     

Uber Eats is global business with a presence in over 500 cities around the world.

Download the app and get your favourite meals delivered at the tap of a button!

Image SLM (At the Uber Eats- Soweto launch from left Ailyssa Pretorius, GM Uber Eats SA, Dumile Badela, Owner Just Badlea, Matsobane Phillimon Mawasha, Operations and Logistics Manager at Uber Eats and Thapelo Jacob Siasia, Vocational Development Officer at Kliptown Youth Programme).

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