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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

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