Uber for DebConf16 in Capetown South Africa
Both taxis and Uber have worked well for Deb-Camp 2016 participants, but Uber is controversial in South Africa and Capetown at this time.
Taxi industries both struggle with regulatory laws and support them because they keep peace between transportaton-providers, regionally spreading out services and mediating competition. Taxi's don't like seeing others ignore the regulations completely. The controversy had recently inflamed when Uber received fast-tracked permits for airport access, while taxis were on the verge of striking over a combination of slow taxi-permitting and impounding cars for lack of permit.
While it was looking like Uber was flaggrantly ignoring transporation-provider laws, and it looked as though government was not listening to taxi's peaceful protests. Taxis began protesting with direct action. In Capetown for example, they blocked a road and confronted Uber cars .
 Recent news
2016-06-30: New talks between SA government and the SA taxi-industry are good news that are calming-down Uber conflict that was beginning to get violent. A few provinces away a Johannesburg taxi-strike is averted by announcement that talks have begun .