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Civil Aviation Act, 2009 (Act No. 13 of 2009)



Notice No. 616

27 May 2009


(English text signed by the President.)

(Assented to 25 May 2009.)


It is hereby notified that the President has assented to the following Act, which is hereby published for general information:-


To repeal, consolidate and amend the aviation laws giving effect to certain International Aviation Conventions; to provide for the control and regulation of aviation within the Republic; to provide for the establishment of a South African Civil Aviation Authority with safety and security oversight functions, to provide for the establishment of an independent Aviation Safety Investigation Board in compliance with Annex 13 of the Chicago Convention, to give effect to certain provisions of the Convention on Offences and Certain other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft; to give effect to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft and the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Civil Aviation; to provide for the National Aviation Security Program; to provide for additional measures directed at more effective control of the safety and security of aircraft, airports and the like; and to provide for matters connected thereto.


BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:—