Bolt launches third edition of women in tech internship program

The #WomeninTech program was launched in 2021 by Bolt with the aim of empowering young women who are interested in undertaking careers in the tech field. The program is designed to train, mentor and empower young women by offering placements across various departments including Operations, Engineering, Public Policy, PR and Marketing. The young women will also be paired with women in Bolt leadership, to mentor and guide them as they go through the 3 months program. [c]


New feature requires Bolt drivers to verify their identities via selfies before embarking on trips

The driver selfie check, as an added feature, provides enhanced safety for users on the Bolt platform as it allows the verification of the drivers to avoid cases of impersonation and also deter drivers from sharing their accounts. Once a driver goes online, they will be prompted to take a selfie to verify their identity. Should the selfie not match previously shared driver details, the driver will be restricted from offering their services on the platform until their details are verified. [c]

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Bolt to invest $530 million in Africa over next two years as it marks 1 billion rides milestone

The Bolt leadership is visiting local Bolt teams in South Africa and Kenya and meeting with senior government stakeholders, including the South African Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition; the Executive Mayor of Cape Town; the Gauteng MEC for Economic Development; Kenya’s Prime CS Musalia Mudavadi; Kenya’s CS for Trade, Investment and Industry Moses Kuria; the CS for ICT Eliud Owalo; the CS for Transport Onesmus Kipchumba Murkomen; and the Governor of Nairobi County Johnson Sakaja. [c]