How to drive with Uber in South Africa

Uber is a great way to be your own boss and make money. Most people are eligible to drive with Uber, even if you don’t have a car. Here’s what you need to know if you’re driving in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth or Durban.

1. Sign up online

Got an email address and a smartphone? Great, now tell us a bit more about yourself and we’ll get you started.

Sign up now

2. Upload your documents

Time for some paperwork. There are some of the documents we need to see: Time for some paperwork. There are some of the documents we need to see:

  • A valid South African Professional driving permit (PrDP)
  • Complete a safety screening
  • Pass a driving evaluation
  • You have to be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Provide a driver profile photo

Upload your documents

3. Get a vehicle

Please note all vehicles are activated through a priority process.

You may not sell, rent or transfer your Uber profile or “slot” / “software license”, as this is against Uber Partnership Terms and Conditions.

Vehicle requirements

Your vehicle must-haves

  • Model year 2011 or newer
  • 5-door hatchback or 4-door sedan or minivan
  • ABS, passenger and driver airbags safety features fitted
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage

Documentation Needed

5. Activate your account

If you’ve completed all the above steps, congratulations! You’re ready to activate your account and start making money.

Leon Van Ransberg

Written by Leon Van Ransberg


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