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AVSEC Operations Support

About Us

The AVSEC Operations Support primary focus is on enhancing and promoting aviation safety and security by investigating AVSEC accidents and incidents with the objective of preventing re-occurrence through promoting safety and security recommendations and preventive programs as well as enforcement measures.



To ensure that designated airports, aircraft operators involved in commercial air transport, cargo security accidents and incidents including undeclared/mis-declared consignments reported to the CAA AVSEC division are investigated. Prevent acts of unlawful interference against civil aviation and carry-out validation processes in the industry.




In accordance Part 6.3.4 (f) of the NASP requires that airport authorities shall provide for the incorporation of security features in the design of new airport facilities, particularly for those areas which on completion are likely to be vital to the continuity of operations. All new facilities as well as renovations to existing facilities require prior approval from the SACAA AVSEC division.


The Appropriate Authority shall determine the minimum specifications of screening equipment intended for use at designated airports. Prior to procurement of any security screening equipment, a request must be made to the SACAA AVSEC for the minimum specifications and approval of such equipment.

For 24 hour reporting please send an email to or To report an
incident, breach ​or defi​​ciency, click here​.​


The aim of CSSR is to contribute to the enhancement of aviation safety and security in South Africa by providing a centralised approach to safety and security reporting for all individuals employed in or associated with the aviation industry, including the travelling public. Reporters may report with respect to the three following areas:

  1. ​Mandatory incident reports:
    Reporting deficiencies and breaches in security is an essential component of maintaining security standards. According to the NASP the SACAA shall be informed immediately of deficiencies or breaches, with the corrective action to address them, within 48 hours of their occurring. The SACAA shall verify the implementation of the corrective action. Reports must be forward to the following email address:
  2. Voluntary reports:
    Reporting of a hazard or incident, at the reporter's own will and initiative, without any legal or administrative requirement to do.
  3. Confidential reports:
    Voluntary incident or hazard reports where the reporter's identity is protected by providing a means by which individuals are able to raise issues of concern without being identified to their peer group, management or respective organisations. Confidentiality is achieved by the de-identification of the reporter’s details and following the Confidential Aviation Hazard Reporting System Requirements.

Restricted Technical Guidance Material List (TGM)

​The treatment and handling of security information, requires that information is requested and shared in a systematic manner. For access to Operations Support Techncial Guidance Material, an email must be sent to the responsible manager at​ 

TGM that are available on request:

  1. TGM for Prohibited Items
  2. TGM for Randomness and Unpredictability
  3. TGM for Overt and Covert Testing
  4. TGM Security Equipment
  5. TGM Screening of Passengers and Cabin Baggage
  6. National Aviation Security Program
  7. National Aviation Security Training Program
  8. National Aviation Security Quality Control Program
  9. National Aviation Security Certification Program
  10. TGM Access Control
  11. TGM Aircraft Security Search
  12. TGM Aviation Security Signs
  13. TGM Enhanced Security Measures
  14. TGM Model Business Security Program ​​​

Other Technical Guidance Material


M​arche Arnold, Manager Operations Support (Acting)
Office: 011 545 1124Mobile: 067 416 6270

Delano Bell, AVSEC Investigator
Office: 011 545 1397
Cell: 083 461 6628

Thabo Matsabu, AVSEC Specialist
Office: 011 545 11 43
Cell: 083 461 6289

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