South African Civil Aviation Authority

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

About the SACAA

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) is a Schedule 3A public entity in terms of the Public Finance Management Act (“PFMA”). It was established on the 1st of October 1998, following the enactment of the now repealed South African Civil Aviation Authority Act,1998 (Act No.40 of 1998).

The Act provided for the establishment of a stand-alone authority charged with promoting, regulating and enforcing civil aviation safety and security. It reflected the Government’s priorities and was in line with international trends in the aviation world where more and more states implemented this option.

The abovementioned Act was repealed as a whole by the Civil Aviation Act, 2009, (Act No.13 of 2009). The Act, provides for the establishment of a stand-alone authority mandated with controlling, promoting, regulating, supporting, developing, enforcing and continuously improving levels of safety and security throughout the civil aviation industry. The SACAA is an agency of the Department of Transport (DoT).

The above is to be achieved by complying with the Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), whilst considering the local context.

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ: Aeronautical Information Services

Where can I find the latest AIC’s and AIP Supplements?

AIC’s and AIP Supplements are published on the web-site under “Aeronautical Information”.

Where can I obtain the latest NOTAM’s?

A Summary of NOTAM effective and pre-flight information Bulletin will be posted on the CAA web-site on a daily basis. (except for weekends and public holidays). NOTAM in force are available from the Centralised Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) service center at O R Tambo International Airport on (Tel: 0860 FLY NOW (0860 359 669).


For further information see “Aeronautical Information” “Notam Summaries and PIB” on the website.

Where can I find all the information relevant to aerodromes in South Africa?

In the Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) which is on sale at the Publications Office of the CAA.

What is the cost of an AIP?

Fees applicable to AIP (Part 175) are placed on the CAA website under fees,

How often is the AIP, AIC and AIP SUP updated?


AIP Quarterly: (January, April, July and October)
AIC and AIP SUP monthly in accordance with the AIRAC dates.

Where can I obtain a copy of the Civil Aviation Regulations?

The CARS can be obtained from Lexis Nexis South Africa.  They can be reached on telephone (031) 268 3111 or (031) 268 3100 or by e-mail:

Contact Details of the South African Civil Aviation Authority

​Contact the SACAA switchboard at 011 545 1000  for general enquiries.

SACAA Business Hours

09:00 – 16:30 (Monday)08:00 – 16:30 (Tuesday – Friday) Ikhaya LokundizaBuilding 16Treur CloseWaterfall ParkBekker StreetMidrand 

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Tel: 011 – 545 1000

Fax: 011 – 545 1455


Tel: +27 11 – 545 1000

Fax: +27 11 – 545 1455 

Postal Address: Private Bag X 73Halfway House1685