South Africa Stories Today

Anglers in South Africa, much like the rest of the world, have turned to drones to catch fish with pretty large consequences on the fish and environment. Key stakeholders in the fishing industry worldwide have asked for the government to step in and take charge.

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South Africa Stories February 12

The Western Cape Health Department in South Africa has been using drones for the last couple of months to reach patients in less time. The drones have been used to carry automated external defibrillators to cardiac arrest scenes, allowing bystanders to step in.

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A drone has helped officials rescue a hiker stuck on South Africa’s Table Mountain earlier this week after not being able to proceed back down the mountain. The rescue team was unable to reach the man and called in a drone to help the search.

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South Africa Stories July 17, 2020

South Africa has just announced the launch of its own drone council to accelerate the country’s drone industry. The council has been created by the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT).

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South Africa Stories June 25, 2020

A drone has captured a great white shark swimming within inches of surfers paddling through the water in South Africa. Luckily no one was injured by the shark who was just investigating the surfers, according to Sarah Waries from the City of Cape Town (CoCT) Shark Spotters program.

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South Africa Stories January 13, 2020

Drones are being used by South African insurance companies to inspect claims made by customers according to the South African comparison website, Hippo.co.za. Drone use within companies has grown exponentially over the last few years due to the lower costs and improved technologies.

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