New legislation eases drone use, but unmanned craft cannot hover over groups of bystanders and must remain within clear sight of operator.
Drones are here, carrying cameras, delivering packages and even toting guns. But the laws to govern their use are way behind.
There's something dangerously sexy about uniforms and weapons, and spyware that lets you into secret places.
Commercial drone operators butt heads with SA government officials over new regulations - which they say are too tough - going into effect next month.
Who was behind the drone filming a protest march: a private cameraman, an award-aiming film-maker, the media, or intelligence gathering machinery?
Amended drone usage regulations by the Civil Aviation Authority have received comments that they did not take people’s right to privacy into account.
Drones have been getting a bad rap, but it is possible they can solve some of the world’s food and environmental problems, writes Arthur Goldstuck.
Shortly after referring to its CCTV system as "Big Brother", the City of Cape Town says it is in the "planning phase" of a camera drone project.
The future of drone technology is about to come dramatically to life at a tech conference in Cape Town, writes Arthur Goldstuck.
The country's booming use of unmanned aerial vehicles is on ice while new laws are drafted.
Drone technology is evolving at a fast rate. But SA’s civil aviation authority has indicated its intention to crack down on unmanned aircraft systems.
Desert Wolf, maker of the Skunk Riot Control Copter, says its machine is "designed to control unruly crowds". But labour activists are condemning it.
Pakistan says it would raise the issue of US drone strikes inside its territory at the United Nations Human Rights Council.
This week, the ANC and the public protector spar about Nkandla, Dina Pule must apologise and Santa’s drones deliver gifts.
In a landmark intelligence-gathering exercise, the UN will begin using drones in the DRC to monitor its border and movements by armed groups.
Even if Amazon's drone delivery service does not succeed, the idea it embodies is too powerful to suppress, writes Alistair Fairweather.
Annual results show state arms company Denel continues to eke out profits, but it hopes exports of weapons to the rest of Africa will change that.
Unmanned US aircraft fired four missiles at a house in north-west Pakistan, killing 16 suspected militants, says Pakistani intelligence officials.
Peacekeepers in Côte d'Ivoire could be substituted by drones in a further step towards greater use of the military aircraft in sub-Saharan Africa.