htxt.africa and Ryda, South Africa’s newest cab-hailing app startup, have teamed up to offer our readers in Joburg an exclusive promotional discount off their first ride using the service.

Just as a quick recap on what Ryda is, it’s a mobile app service very similar to Uber, which allows you to request a cab (there are a number of different categories to choose from) to pick you up and drop you off at your chosen destination.

The app is only available for download on the Google Play Store but will be making its way to the iTunes App Store soon. We’ll update iOS users once that happens.

So, after you’ve downloaded the app and signed up, used the promo code htxtafrica (without the “.” in between, so remember that when you’re typing it in) and you’ll get R100 off your first ride.

The promo code can only be used once for each individual account and expires on the 20th October.

Feedback on your first ride is welcome, you can either tweet @htxt.africa and tag @Ryda or post a comment in this article.