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Legislation holding the drone industry back in South Africa

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Restrictive UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) or drone regulations in South Africa are holding the industry back, with major reforms needed, especially in the security...

UAV Industries hired to inspect and quantify fire damage at UCT...

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Following the devastating mountain blaze that raged through the University of Cape Town (UCT) campus and surrounding areas, insurance companies have sought the assistance...

Prisons and border control plagued by rising threat of drug mule...

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Security and police are confronting increased numbers of smuggling attempts from ‘drug mule drones’ since the coronavirus pandemic began. Incidents of drone involvement in drug...

ALTI signs partnership agreement with Argentech on UAV distributorship

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Knysna-based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) specialist ALTI has signed a partnership agreement with the United States’ Argentech to supply the US government with a...

Unmanned aircraft association promotes aviation sector collaboration

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The Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Association of Southern Africa (CUAASA) will be more active in collaborating with other aviation sector bodies and organisations, including the...

Drone Council South Africa launches

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The Drone Council South Africa has been launched by Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams under the theme “Strategic partnerships...

Drone Con 2019: redefining the future of work with drones

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The theme of this year’s Drone Conference, held in Durban this week, was ‘redefining the future of work with drones’ and saw advances in...

UAV market to reach $25 billion by 2023

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The global market for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, is anticipated to reach $25 billion by the end of 2023, witnessing...

SA Civil Aviation Authority promises flexibility on UAV regulations

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The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has acknowledged issues with its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) regulations, and pledged to work with...

Limitless applications for drones and conservation

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The limits to applying drone technology to nature conservation are literally defined by your imagination, says Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife ecologist Dr Debbie...

DroneCon bringing local drone industry together

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The who's who of the local drone industry are meeting this week at Vodaworld in Midrand, north of Johannesburg, at the second...

South Africa’s registered RPAS population growing

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As of the end of last year South Africa had registered 663 remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) with 686 remote pilot licences...

Zambia receives UAVs for counter-poaching operations

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The Zambian Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) has taken delivery of several unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that will be deployed...

Black Hornet micro UAV showcased in South Africa for the first...

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Desert Wolf and FLIR have for the first time brought the Black Hornet micro unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to South Africa, where...

Consistent growth for UAV market to push industry above $10 billion...

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Global defence spending fell by 0.4% in 2014, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Nevertheless, according to HIS Jane's,...

Consistent growth for UAV market to push industry above $10 billion...

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Global defence spending fell by 0.4% in 2014, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Nevertheless, according to HIS Jane's,...

Drone Crew becomes first fully licensed UAV operator in the film...

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Drone Crew has received its Remote Operator Certificate (ROC) from the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA), making it the first fully...

2015 World unmanned aerial vehicle analysis

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According to the Teal Group's latest market analysis, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) continue as the most dynamic growth sector of the world...

RPAS training underway for SACAA inspectors

With just over two weeks before regulations governing the operation of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) come into force, the SA Civil...

Industry body warns that new UAV regulations will harm South Africa

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The Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Association of South Africa (CUAASA) has warned that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that could deliver services and create...

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