AS GUNSHOTS ring out in one of South Africa’s most dangerous neighbourhoods, a new technology detects the gun’s location and alerts police.
South Africa is the first country outside the US to implement the “shotspotter” audio technology, which is also being used to fight wildlife poaching in Kruger National Park.
The technology’s use in Cape Town’s violent Cape Flats area has contributed for the first time this year to a conviction in a gang shooting. The technology operates by acoustic sensors placed throughout a neighbourhood. | AP