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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.

Hit the road

Get started

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.

2. Upload your documents

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
    • Must be a forward-facing, centered photo including the driver’s full face and top of shoulders, with no sunglasses
    • Must be a photo only of the driver with no other subject in the frame, well-lit, and in focus. It cannot be a driver’s license photo or other printed photograph

3. Get a vehicle

Please note all vehicles are activated through a priority process. You can see more about this process here.

4. Activate your account

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

What else do you need?

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Get support

Let’s make every Uber trip hassle-free. Our support pages can help you set up your account, get started with the app, adjust fares, and much more.

Contact Uber

Got questions? Get answers. Enjoy personal support at an Uber Greenlight Hub in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth or Durban in South Africa.

Make more money

As well as driving passengers, you can also sign up to deliver food with Uber Eats. Find out more about how it works where you live.

Start making money with Uber in South Africa

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