Bolt South Africa (Taxify): Registration, Requirements, Contact Details & Review


Bolt, formerly known as Taxify, is a great way to make some money by the side or full time in South Africa. As a student, you could take up a job as a Bolt driver to support yourself through school.

This is a very ideal job because it is flexible as you get to work without a boss or a strict schedule. Joining Bolt in South as a driver in South Africa is an easy task if you have a car, a license, and some other requirements we would address soon.

Bolt South Africa (Taxify)

Bolt South Africa Registration

To become a Bolt driver in South Africa, you need to register on the platform. The three major requirements for registering are a professional driving permit, an android or iPhone smartphone, and a clear criminal record. To start your registration, you need to visit the application portal where you will be asked for some details; your contact details, the city where you wish to operate, and your vehicle documents.

For those who are in Johannesburg or Cape Town, you can alternatively go to Bolt’s local offices along with your complete document requirements. The local office for Johannesburg is located at 9 Charles Crescent, Strathaven, Sandton. The Cape Town local office is at Unit 7, M5 Business Park, Eastman Road, Maitland.

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After you have submitted your documents for review, you have to wait for 48 hours for the review process. After this, Bolt would contact you on the status of your application. When your application has been accepted, Bolt would contact you via email or SMS to invite you for a driver training session.

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At the end of the registration stage, your profile will be created for you. Afterwards, you will receive an email which will contain your username for which you will be required to create a password.

Bolt South Africa Requirements

To become a Bold driver in South Africa, there are a few other requirements you need to meet. First, you need a vehicle. If you intend to make use of the car belonging to a partner on the platform, you should have the vehicle details and contact details. You also require a valid driver’s license to join the Bolt drivers’ program.

Another of the requirements is the Motor Vehicle License as well as a professional driving permit (prDP). You should also have the vehicle certificate of Registration (COR) for the vehicle you intend to use.

Bolt South Africa also requires you to take out comprehensive insurance which includes a 5 million-rand passenger liability and also a vehicle Inspection report. Depending on the South African city you are, your vehicle as to be a 2013 model or earlier, with 4 doors, luggage capacity of 350L, and an AC.

Of course, you are also required to have an Android smartphone of OS 6 and newer or an Apple smartphone of iOS 8 or newer.

Once you have met all the requirements above, you are good to go ahead as a driver with Bolt in South Africa.

Bolt South Africa Contact Details

Here are the contact details for Bolt in some major cities in South Africa.

Cape Town: (new driver registrations)

Durban: (new driver registrations)

Johannesburg: (new driver registrations)

Pretoria: (new driver registrations)

Visit the bolt support site for the other contact details.

Bolt South Africa Review

Bolt South Africa allows passengers to review your performance and service on a 5-star grade. The better the reviews you get, the more ride orders you get. To keep your reviews high, try as much as possible to be friendly and careful while driving.

If you are considering joining Bolt South Africa as a driver, well you are now more equipped than before to go ahead. You have all you need to know to find your way around this. If you have any thoughts or comments, reach out to us in the comments section



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