- Well-known entrepreneur, Kenny Kunene, has recently launched a new business venture to rival the likes of Uber
- The new company is named Yookoo Rides and will provide additional features for local commuters
- Yookoo Rides has already launched in Gauteng with plans to launch in the rest of the country and internationally
Local entrepreneur, Kenny Kunene, has attracted a lot of attention for his business ventures and lifestyle.
He created a stir a few years ago for eating sushi off the bodies of naked women.
The businessman has now decided to try his hand at taxi e-hailing.
His new venture, called Yookoo Rides, aims to challenge the kings of private transport, Uber and Taxify.
Yookoo Rides was launched in February in Gauteng but plans are already in motion for expansion into other provinces and internationally.
TimesLIVE reported that the company has been inundated with calls and Kunene has vowed to go global.
Kunene revealed that the app offers features that his rivals don’t, such as a panic button in the event of an emergency.
Briefly.co.za understands that price and payment options is also what sets Yookoo Rides apart.
The app allows customers to pre-load money for future rides.
Kunene said, “People use these services for different reasons and some very often. A person who uses it to work can put R2 000 on their wallet account and pay for their trips from it.”
Another benefit is that the app includes a “wallet” feature, which allows other users to subsidise trips.
The sushi king also claims that Yookoo Rides offers discounts as high as 40%.
Kunene’s brainchild didn’t materialise overnight – he revealed that his team had been working on the idea since 2015.
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