Drones fly into SA’s insurance sector

Old Mutual claims it will soon be the first local insurer to deploy drones, together with drone mapping technology, in its operating model.


Drones, cameras to boost safety patrols on Table Mountain

The Department of Tourism introduces a number of safety measures, including drones, to ensure greater safety on Table Mountain.


SA National Blood Service puts drones to work

The local blood service taps a female pilot, Lebohang Lebogo, to fly its drone to deliver blood timeously to where it is needed.


Uber, Microsoft to help WEF restore trust in tech

Some of tech and science’s biggest names will chair six new World Economic Forum councils on the fourth industrial revolution.

Dec 21, 2018

Aerobotics to provide tree crop analytics to ECape farms

The Cape Town-based farming start-up joins forces with The Co-op, making its tree crop analytics and software available to 1 300 farms.

Dec 12, 2018

Robotics, drone spend to reach $115.7bn in 2019

Robotics systems will have a larger share of spending compared to aerial drones throughout the five-year forecast period, says IDC.


Gauteng uses drones to monitor construction sites

The Department of Infrastructure Development deploys drones to improve how it monitors and delivers high-value building projects.

Sep 20, 2018

Enter the drones

Drones, when linked to ERP, empower decision-makers with insights necessary to meet customer needs more organically than previously, says epic ERP.

Jun 8, 2018

Google bars use of its AI tech in weapons

The tech giant sets new business standards prohibiting its artificial intelligence software from being used in weapons or unreasonable surveillance efforts.


SA firm in deal to manage solar with drone tech

New Southern Energy partners with DroneGrid for the management of solar site lifecycle management using drones.

May 11, 2018

Drone fever attacks South Africans

Drones evolve from an expensive hobby to offering vast potential for commercial endeavours, with even government putting the flying machines to work.

May 10, 2018

Airbus, Uber, MS join new US drone programme

The US Transportation Department introduces a drone project to assess how to regulate drones and integrate them safely into US air space.

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