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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:  


  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.


  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.


  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


  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


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 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

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