The South African surveillance state

Government wants to get a new bill through parliament, one that allows the state to monitor suspected illegal behaviour online in an attempt to combat cybercrimes. While there is a need for South Africa to protect its digital infrastructures and information, there is also a concern of possible abuse on the state’s part.

Jan. 23, 2017, 7:02 p.m.

Let go of the wheel: South Africa’s strong case for self-driving cars

South Africa lost more than 1700 people on its roads during the past festive season, largely due to human error. Despite a range of road safety initiatives, the death toll increased once again compared to the same period the previous year. From this arises the question: are automated cars part of the solution?

Jan. 12, 2017, 5 a.m.

2017: A year of expected unpredictability

Many South Africans breathed a sigh of relief when 2016 came to an end. The year was filled with political battles and scandals, racist incidents which spread like wildfires on our social media timelines and a crippling economy. But can we expect 2017 to be any friendlier, more predictable? The early indications suggest not.

Jan. 11, 2017, 7:10 p.m.