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About Legal and Aviation Compliance


The Legal and Aviation Compliance Division (LAC) provides legal and technical advisory services to the Board, Office of the Director of Civil Aviation and SACAA Divisions.

LAC's functions are carried out through the following departments:  

REGULATION DEVELOPMENT

  1. Support Technical Divisions and Aviation Industry in developing and promoting appropriate, clear and concise regulations and technical aviation safety standards;
  2. Serve as a Secretariat for the Civil Aviation Regulations Committee (CARCom).

For Regulation Development department contact details click here.

ENFORCEMENT

  1. Oversee investigations and Enforcement action, ensuring adherence to South African Civil Aviation laws and regulations in line with Part 185 of the Civil Aviation Regulations.
  2. Support to SACAA Technical divisions on safety and security audits, suspensions and grounding of aircraft.

For Enforcement Department contact details click here.

GENERAL LEGAL ADVISORY SERVICES 

  1. Provide Legal advice and support to the SACAA business units, whilst protecting the organisation against legal risk.

  2. Drafting of legal opinions, contracts and other legal documents.

  3. Attend to litigation instituted by or against the SACAA.  SACAA has appointed a panel of attorneys who are utilised to handle litigious cases.

For General Legal advisory department contact details click here

ICAO COMPLIANCE

  1. Oversee the State compliance with ICAO requirements, ICAO Safety and Security 8 Critical Elements, through audits, Compliance checklists and efficient management of State letters.
  2. Facilitate the South African responses to ICAO On-Line Framework (OLF) requirements.

For ICAO Compliance department contact details click here

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

The Knowledge Management is responsible to manage the technical Library which acquires, classify, catalogue (capture), maintain an up to-date collection and provides access to electronic & printed aviation related information that is required to support core business units in their operations. 

For Knowledge management department contact details click here

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Research and Development role provides research and development (R&D) support for the SACAA, which includes technical aviation related research, content development, feasibility studies, policy and risk analysis

Recreation Aviation Administration South Africa (RAASA)

  1. The Recreation Aviation Administration South Africa is a non-profit organisation that regulates the recreational flying bodies within general aviation.

  2. The Recreation Aviation Administration South Africais to be insourced within SACAA as at 1 April 2019.

For RAASA contact details click here



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