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The realities of politics, testing and mitigation in Africa

Covid-19 has a much different effect on the continent than it does elsewhere

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.

The aviation authority says a drone licence isn’t onerous. What about hidden charges?

A flight training course costs up to R28 500 while setting up a commercial operation can amount to R80 000.

Alphabet joins drone tests as US considers rules for commercial unmanned aircrafts

Google parent Alphabet is joining tests for drone deliveries as the White House unveiled accelerated rule-making for commercial unmanned aircrafts.

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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

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SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

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Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

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