Uber SSA hires Kagiso Khaole as its new general manager

Uber SSA hires Kagiso Khaole as its new general manager.

Uber has replaced Frans Hiemstra, with Kagiso Khaole as the new General Manager for Uber in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Frans Hiemstra will now take over the role of the Regional General Manager for the Middle East and Africa.

Uber's new GM Kagiso Khaole

Uber’s new GM Kagiso Khaole

Kagiso, who previously worked in a number of industries including eCommerce, Software and Services, Consumer Electronics, Management Consulting, Insurance, and Banking, joined Uber in 2021 and oversaw mobility operations across SSA. As a result, Kagiso is in a good position to expand its operations in the area, which currently span over 50 cities in South Africa, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Uganda.

Kagiso’s contribution to the rides business has been nothing short of excellent, and I am confident that our SSA region will continue to grow from strength to strength under his leadership.

Hiemstra said.

Since entering the market less than ten years ago, the global technology business has recently enabled 1 billion trips on the continent, making Africa an intriguing market. Additionally, Uber has generated over 3 million job opportunities in the transportation and delivery industries.

Khaole views it as an honor to work for a business that positively affects the towns and cities where it does business.

We are certainly excited about the future, especially because next year, we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary in SSA. We continue to remain committed to raising the bar on safety, as well as improving the experience of drivers, delivery people and riders using the Uber app – I am excited to be a part of this journey.

Uber is available in over 56 cities in Sub-Saharan Africa (Cape Town, Durban, Joburg, Pretoria, Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth), East London, Polokwane, Cape West Coast, Worcester, Emalahleni / Middelburg, Garden Route, Rustenburg, Potchefstroom, Mbombela (formerly Nelspruit), Newcastle, Mthatha, Thohoyandou, Upington, Margate, Richards Bay, Welkom, Phuthaditjhaba, Ermelo, Queenstown, Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Ibadan, Warri, Enugu, Kano, Port Harcourt, Lagos, Abuja, Benin City, Abidjan, Kampala, Accra, Kumasi). Overall, the Uber network is available in over 10 000 cities in over 65 countries


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