ICT Politics |
How To's |
02 February 2012
Websiter : http://www.caa.co.za/
To be a credible and dynamic world class civil aviation regulator
§ To promote and maintain a safe, secure and sustainable civil aviation environment while adhering to international standards
§ To regulate and oversee the functioning and development of the industry in an efficient, cost effective, and customer friendly manner
§ To promote an enabling environment for transformation and development
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:
“Regulating the civil aviation industry to ensure security and safety by complying with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and taking into consideration the local context.”
Establishment of the Civil Aviation Authority
The South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) was established on 1 October 1998 following the enactment of the South African Civil Aviation Authority Act, No.40, in September of the same year. The Act provided for the establishment of a stand-alone authority charged with promoting, regulating and enforcing civil aviation safety and security.
The creation of the CAA reflected the Government's then priorities of policy development, economic restructuring, addressing social inequalities and reducing the burden on the general taxpayer by expanding the application of the "user-pays" system.
A further motivation in setting up a stand-alone civil aviation regulatory authority was done in line with international trends in the aviation world where more and more states implemented this option.