Johannesburg mulls regulating Uber to appease taxi drivers

South Africa’s most populous city is considering regulations for car-booking service Uber Technologies Inc. in the country’s richest province, addressing the concerns of the taxi industry.

The City of Johannesburg is consulting with the government of Gauteng province on how to introduce new rules, which could include compliance with laws designed to increase the involvement of black people in the economy, Christine Walters, the city’s mayoral committee member for transport, said by phone on Tuesday.

“We will request that the province makes the regulations and the guidelines,” she said. “The city would like a South African flavor of black economic empowerment with Uber.”

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