Uber markets itself as a quick, safe and convenient transport mechanism that keeps cities and people on the move. In this seminar with Ayabonga Cawe, an Economist and Social Activist linked to Oxfam South Africa, we delve into several questions around how Uber has configured the work environment and accelerated the exploitation of transport workers in South African cities and beyond:
Who profits from Uber? Has Uber deepened discord and segmentation amongst workers? How are drivers/workers in different parts of the world waging a fight back to defend their labour rights? What role can consumers play?