Drones fly into shaky legal web

The country's booming use of unmanned aerial vehicles is on ice while new laws are drafted.

Drones offered to SA mines to ‘prevent another Marikana’

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 to take US drone strike issue to UN

Pakistan says it would raise the issue of US drone strikes inside its territory at the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Weekend 101: Nkandla, Thuli and Santa’s drones

This week, the ANC and the public protector spar about Nkandla, Dina Pule must apologise and Santa’s drones deliver gifts.

UN to start using surveillance drones in DRC

In a landmark intelligence-gathering exercise, the UN will begin using drones in the DRC to monitor its border and movements by armed groups.

Amazon drones and the rise of robotic air travel

Even if Amazon's drone delivery service does not succeed, the idea it embodies is too powerful to suppress, writes Alistair Fairweather.

Denel: Africa’s future supplier of drones

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.

US drone strike in Pakistan kills 16

Unmanned US aircraft fired four missiles at a house in north-west Pakistan, killing 16 suspected militants, says Pakistani intelligence officials.

Côte d’Ivoire asks UN to replace peacekeepers with drones

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.

Report: SA to give Saudi Arabia killer drones

A Paris-based journal has said Denel intends to sell Saudi Arabia drone aircraft capable of firing missiles.

As drone monopoly frays, Obama seeks global rules

US President Barack Obama is now seeking to influence global guidelines for drone use as China and other countries pursue their own programmes.

Tension mounts as China, Japan ramp up airspace race

Drones have taken centre stage in an escalating arms race between China and Japan, who are struggle to assert their dominance over disputed islands.


Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders