South African Civil Aviation Authority

Law enforcement authorities take over SACAA investigation

The South African Civil Aviation Authority’s spokesperson confirms the probe by law enforcement agencies, without naming the agency in charge.


SA aviation authority still to pinpoint attack source

After over a week, SACAA has not identified the source of the attack on its ICT system but insists it has a sound security regime.


Situation under control at civil aviation authority

The organisation is conducting tests on its IT infrastructure following a suspected breach.

Apr 18, 2017

Drone industry tipped for job creation

SA's drone industry is set to create some 1?000 new employment opportunities, says an industry expert.

Feb 15, 2017

Licensed drone pilots ensure safer skies

Insurance companies may be unwilling to fully insure drone owners if they do not possess a certified operation licence.


'Drastic' increase in SA drone traffic

The SA Civil Aviation Authority has seen a large increase in drones and is concerned about regulation contravention.

Oct 24, 2016

SA firm gets drone operations certification

UAV Industries becomes the first drone operator in Africa to be certified to train pilots and operate drones.


Drone crashes into Eskom's nuclear plant

A remotely-piloted aircraft hits Koeberg Power Station in contravention of the nuclear safety regulations.


SKA, aviation clash over radio frequency interference

The Square Kilometre Array fears low-level flights could damage the giant radio telescope's sensitive equipment.

Mar 16, 2016

14 pilots get drone licences

These are the first certified, trained pilots authorised to fly drones in the Western Cape.

Jul 20, 2015

First SA drone licence issued

Nicole Swart (23) is the first official drone operator to receive a pilot's licence in SA, since applications opened this month.

May 18, 2015

Drone regulations comprehensive but limiting

There has been mixed reaction to news that drones will be regulated from July, with some saying the measures are too restrictive.

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