Legal Notices

Notices Relating to Exemptions

General Exemption

Click here to read a notice of approval of General Exemption from compliance with the provision of Part 91.07.3 (1) of the Civil Aviation Regulations.

Applications for Exemptions/ Special Approvals/ Alternative Means of Compliance

All applicants for regulations or technical standards deviation requests  (Exemption, Alternative Mean of Compliance, or Special Approval) must complete the applicable form, as listed below.  Click on the links to access corresponding forms.

Technical Guidance Material for Exemption, Alternative Means of Compliance or Special Approval Applications

Click here to access the TGM relating to deviations from the Civil Aviation Regulations and Technical Standards.

General Notices

Directions Issued

Open the attachment to read Government Gazette notices relating to the amendment of the Disaster Management Act.

Enforcement (RPAS) Case Reporting Checklist

Please open the attachment to view form CA 185-15 relating to Enforcement (RPAS) Case Reporting Checklist 071217.

ICAO Publications

Please note that ICAO publication distributers may be found by going to

ICAO Annexes and Documentation

ICAO Annexes and documents may be purchased through Aver Air Training.  Contact person is Monique Bethwaite at 011 974 4855 or

Fees for the lodging of appeals

​Open the attached file to view fees and banking details for the lodging of appeals in terms of Section 118, 119 and 120 of the Civil Aviation Act, 2009 (Act No. 13 of 2009).

Template for CARCom Proposals 

Open the attachment to view the template for Carcom Proposals.

Appeals to the appeal committee

Appeals to the appeal committee should be lodged with the Department of Transport at the following:

Patience Mabasa
National Department of Transport
Civil Aviation Safety
Tel No: 012 309 3278
Fax No: 012 309 3468

Promulgated Regulations

Original Regulations

Full original PDF version of the Regulations.

Promulgated Technical Standards

SA CATS 1 of 2022

Please Note that the Director of Civil Aviation on 18 March 2022 promulgated the SA-CATS 1 of 2022 relating to Aviation Security. 

Further Note that these SA-CATS are confidential in nature and can only be accessed on application by persons or organisations approved to gain access by the Executive: Aviation Security.

Please send your application for access to:​

Executive: Aviation Security
C/O The Technical Manager
Phatsimo Modise

Proposed Amendment to Regulations (CAR) and Technical Standards (CATS) ‎

Proposed Fuel Levy Increase (28 November 2023)

The South African Civil Aviation Authority, in terms of the provisions of section 2(7) of the South African Civil Aviation Authority Levies Act, 1998 (Act No. 41 of 1998) propose to amend the fuel levy determination, as contained in the attached Schedule Amendment.

Comments or representations on the proposed amendments must be submitted in writing on or before 30 December to:

The Director of Civil Aviation
Attention: Mr Nhlanhla Jali
Private Bag X73, Halfway House, 1685
Email: or

Proposed amendments to CATS and CARS 

The Minister of Transport intends, in terms of Section 155(1) of the Civil Aviation Act, 2009

(Act No. 13 of 2009) and on the recommendation of the Civil Aviation Regulations Committee (CARCom), to amend the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2011, by the Amendment of the following Parts set out in Schedules below:

Schedule 1

Part 67.00.6 (Medical Certification)

Schedule 2

Part 92.01.2 & 92.01.3 (Conveyance of Dangerous Goods)

Schedule 3

Part 21.10.3 (Certification Procedures for Products and Parts)

Schedule 4

Part 145 (Aircraft Maintenance Organisations)

Schedule 5

Part 149 (Aviation Recreation Organisations)

Schedule 6

Part 11 subpart 7 (Procedures for Making Regulations and Technical Standards, Granting Exemptions and Notifying Differences)

Schedule 7

Part 171.03.13 (Aeronautical Telecommunication Service Providers – Electronic Services Organisations)

Schedule 8

Part 172.01.2 (Airspace and Air Traffic Services)

Schedule 9

Part 187.03.1 (Fees and Charges)

The Director of Civil Aviation intends, in terms of Section 163 of the Civil Aviation Act and on Recommendation of CARCom, to amend the Technical Standards by the Amendment of the following Parts set out in the Schedules below:

Schedule 10

SA CATS 11 subpart7 (Relating to Procedures)

Schedule 11

SA CATS 67.00.6 (Medical Requirements)

Schedule 12

SA CATS 61.01.10 (Pilot Licensing)

Schedule 13

SA CATS 140 (Safety Management)

Schedule 14

SA CATS 172.03.4 (Airspace and Air Traffic Services)

Electronic copies of the draft Amendments are available in the South African Civil Aviation Authority website at and may also be requested from Nonjabulo Khumalo at

Interested persons are hereby invited to submit written comments on these draft Amendments on or before the 09 December 2023 to the Chairperson: CARCom, for the attention of.

Sipho Skosana or Nhlanhla Jali
Private Bag X73
Halfway house

Email: or
Tel: 011 545 – 1095

Regulatory Information