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Artificial intelligence presents a moral dilemma

The world has a chance to set a new course so that everyone benefits from artificial intelligence

Searching for Chippo: How experts have been tracking the elusive hippo

There have long been sightings of hippos in the city’s leafy northern suburbs, says a specialist team

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.

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Zulu land body challenges audit outcome

Ingonyama Trust Board chairperson Jerome Ngwenya has challenged the audit process in the face of a series of unfavourable ratings

‘Terrorised’ family shines a light on traditional leadership for vulnerable people

The ambiguity between traditional and constitutional leadership has been exposed by the violent banishment of an Eastern Cape family

Sisulu dissolves housing agency board, again

The HDA is once again under administration, and its acting chief executive gets to stay on

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