· To be a model enabler of a safe, secure and sustainable aviation environment and industry; and
· To be a model enabler ensuring sustainability in a safe, secure and environmentally friendly aviation industry
· To foster an environmentally friendly aviation industry;
· To minimize the impact of the aviation industry on the environment; and
· To promote transformation and development of the industry in a sustainable manner.
· Commitment - Demonstrate a genuine shared vision of the organization, through our high quality performance and service that we deliver to our stakeholders consistently.
· Integrity - Maintaining high ethical standards and approaching issues professionally without any bias and in a transparent manner that solicits trust amongst all our stakeholders.
· Customer Focused - Ensure that each of our Customers will receive high quality Customer Service and an experience of our organisation that will exceed their expectations on each and every interaction.
· Collaboration - Recognize that through partnerships with various stakeholders, we will create new opportunities, building mutually beneficial relationships, whilst generating better decisions for SACAA.
· Accountability - We are answerable to successes and failures of our actions and seek not to unduly apportion blame to others.
The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) is an agency of the Department of Transport (DoT) and as a result, its activities are governed by a performance agreement signed between the Board of Directors and the Minister of Transport. Its mandate, defined more fully in the South African Civil Aviation Authority Act No. 40 of 1998, can be summarised as follows:
“The Authority is mandated with promoting, regulating, supporting, enforcing and continuously improving levels of safety and security throughout the civil aviation industry. The above is to be achieved by complying with the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) whilst considering the local context. This mandate relates to aviation safety and security oversight of airspace, airports, aircraft, operations and personnel.”
The Authority is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Minister of Transport and is representative of aviation industry, management and business expertise. Through a Performance Agreement with the Minister, the Board is accountable for the performance of the Authority in carrying out its statutory functions and achieving objectives. The NDOT will monitor the activities of the Authority.
The management of the CAA has been structured along three core responsibility levels; the Strategic Management level which constitutes the Executive Management, Project Management level which together with the Executive Management constitutes Senior Management and the Operational level which is organised according to technical departments.
The key role for the Executive is the strategic leadership of the organization and the co-ordination of policy formulation. The Executive’s function is to develop and maintain positive links with the industry and to co-ordinate the CAA’s international relations with s such as SADC, ICAO, AFCAC, and other CAAs.
Technical departments report to the areas of oversight relevant to their specific activities. This means that depending on the activity, a technical department may report to a different oversight area. Within each area of oversight, the key responsibilities are to set, monitor and enforce standards, as well as to promote safety.
The SACAA has rightfully claimed its position as a regional leader in the aviation regulatory sector in our region, the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The CAA has hosted dozens of regional meetings and conferences since 1994 and is in the driving seat of regional efforts to harmonize aviation regulations in the region, and improving the level of aviation surveillance in member states.
The CAA is funded by a combination of direct and indirect fees and Government funding of the investigation of aircraft accidents.
The industry is charged for direct services as per regulated fees. Indirect charges are imposed on all scheduled departing passengers from any airport in the country and a fuel levy is also charged to general aviation.