With cash-strapped consumers feeling the pinch, companies that compete for spare cash in SA have their work cut out for them. Yet fast food is one of the sectors that has shown resilience despite this challenge. And like all industries, tech interventions (including apps) are the latest tool for squeezing out any competitive advantage in a crowded space. UberEats marked its first birthday in SA in September 2017, and is now operating in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria, Stellenbosch, and — as of late last month — Durban. It’s a remarkable growth story for a service that began in just a few select areas of Johannesburg.

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