Drones

The ups and downs of drug-delivering drones

​From the Ganges River to Ghana, drones are delivering vaccines, HIV tests and blood transfusions and cutting waiting times for life-saving healthcare

Google drone deliveries cleared for take-off in Australia

The Google-linked firm says it has been been delivering "food and drinks, over-the-counter chemist items, and locally-made coffee and chocolate"

Gauteng turns to drones to monitor construction projects

The drone launched on Monday cost approximately R20 000 and is the size of a 500ml water bottle, weighing 700g

New tech is revolutionising ecology, conservation

From tiny sensors that can be fitted to animals, to swarms of remotely-piloted drones, researchers have a host of new ways to study the natural world

Two Lebanese brothers in court for Hezbollah drone export case

​Two Lebanese citizens are expected to appear in court for allegedly illegally exporting components of drones to Hezbollah in Lebanon

SA links in US-Hezbollah illegal exporting case

According to US court documents, dollars were said to have been transferred to SA company bank accounts for the apparent purchasing of the items

Drones saves boys trapped in 3-metre swells​

New technology sees drones deployed on beaches as life-savers

Drones are taking to the skies above Africa to map land ownership

Creating a reliable, up to date land register is important for African countries. Drones can help collect and record the necessary data

Somaliland’s voting technology shows how Africa can lead the world

In an extension of technological leapfrogging, Somaliland will become the first country in the world to use iris recognition in an election

Are drones taking off as the future of African healthcare?

Drones can make doctors and nurses more efficient, but they can't replace them altogether

Malawi’s drone battlefield is on the humanitarian front

The government, in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund, has opened the first humanitarian drone corridor in Africa.

Favour rigorous debate, not security

Wits University should take up students’ violence as a pedagogical challenge.

Latest

Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences