Opportunity is everywhere
Make the most of your time on the road on the platform with the largest network of active riders.
Make money when you want
Set your own schedule
You’re the boss. You can drive with the Uber app day or night. Fit driving around your life, not the other way around.
Make money on your own terms
The more you drive, the more money you can make. When demand is higher than normal, you can make even more.
Let the app lead the way
Just tap and go. You get turn-by-turn directions, suggestions to help you make more money, and 24/7 support.
Need a car to earn?
We understand that you may not have an eligible vehicle and that these are difficult times to find one. This is why we work with several partners that can offer you eligible vehicles on favourable terms.
Sign up online
You’ll need a valid email address and cell phone number to sign up. Requirements vary by region, so we’ll show you what’s needed for your city.
Check driving requirements
Most people are eligible to drive with Uber. Here’s what you need to know if you’re driving in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, or Durban.
Get a vehicle
You can sign up even if you don't have a car that meets the vehicle requirements in South Africa right now.
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.
What we do for you in South Africa
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.
Got questions? Get answers. Enjoy personal support at an Uber Greenlight Hub in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, or Durban.
The Uber app is full of features that help you stay safe and confident before, during, and after every trip. And if you need help, Uber gives you 24/7 support.
Top questions from drivers
- Can I drive with Uber in my city?
Uber is available in hundreds of cities worldwide. Tap below to see if yours is one of them.
- What are the requirements to drive with Uber?
You must meet the minimum age to drive in your city, have an eligible mode of transportation, and submit required documents, including a valid driver’s license.
- Is Uber safe?
Your safety matters to us. Uber has a Global Safety Team dedicated to doing our part to help prevent incidents. Learn more about the safety features in the app, as well as safeguards such as GPS tracking and phone anonymization, by visiting the link below.
- Do I need my own car?
If you want to drive with Uber but need a car, you can get a car from one of our vehicle partners or from a fleet partner in select markets. Please note that vehicle options may vary by city.
- How much can drivers make with Uber?
The money you make with Uber depends on when, where, and how often you drive. Find out how your fares are calculated and learn about promotions, which can help increase your earnings.
- How do I earn with surge?
You can see the amount of surge pricing that will apply to a potential trip when you are deciding whether or not to accept a trip in the driver app.
- What is Partner Protection Insurance with Chubb Insurance?
Partner Protection is an insurance programme from Chubb Insurance that helps to protect you from the financial cost of accidents or other life-changing events like serious injury. It is provided at no cost to all eligible independent driver and delivery partners who are automatically insured by Chubb Insurance.
This is a promotional offer and is not a promise or guarantee of future earnings. This offer is available only to new drivers and delivery people on the Uber app who (i) have never previously signed up to drive or deliver with Uber; (ii) receive this offer directly from Uber and see it in the guarantee tracker of the Uber Driver app; (iii) are cleared to drive or deliver with Uber; and (iv) complete the number of trips or deliveries displayed in the guarantee tracker in the city where they signed up to drive within the specified timeframe. Offer terms such as number of trips or deliveries and reward amount may vary by location. The guarantee offer that you see in the app replaces any guarantee amounts Uber previously offered you.
Earnings from your trips (after services fees and certain charges are deducted, such as city or local government charges) are included toward your guaranteed amount; any tips and promotions you make are on top of that amount. Earnings from your deliveries (after services fees and certain charges are deducted, such as city or local government charges) and Eats Boost promotions are included toward your offer amount; any tips and additional promotions you make are on top of that amount.
Any payment due will be automatically added to your account after you complete the required trips. Each completed trip or delivery counts as one trip or delivery toward your minimum requirement. Canceled trips or deliveries do not count. This offer is only valid for those who received it from Uber (via an email, an ad, a web page, or a unique referral link) and meet the eligibility requirements. Uber reserves the right to withhold or deduct payments that it determines or believes were fraudulent, illegal, in error, or in violation of the driver terms or these terms. Limited time only. Offer and terms are subject to change.