As at 19 May 2020 – Licencing Update

Dear Industry Member, in compliance with protocols necessary to manage and eliminate the risk of spreading COVID-19, we have amended our personnel licensing application procedure for the duration of the Lockdown. Click for details http://www.caa.co.za/Pages/Personnel%20Licensing/Online_Applications.aspx Issued by SACAA on SMS.

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April 19, 2020 & May 8, 2020 UPDATES below

With the onset of this devestating virus, all gatherings have been cancelled until further notice. South Africa entered a lock down from 23:59 on 26 March 2020. At this stage, we are advised that this is for the period ending 23:50 on 16 April 2020.  The South African government has announced an extended Lockdown period including the balance of April, ending 30 April 2020 at this stage. This is expected to extend to all lockdown activities, including flying activities.

NEWS FLASH  – NEWS FLASH  – NEWS FLASH  –  NEWS FLASH  –  NEWS FLASH

As at 1 May 2020, South Africa moved from Stage 5 to Stage 4 of Lockdown. No changes were incorporated for aviation for this change in Stage, however through the joint initiatives and help of Department of Transport, SACAA Management, Aero Club and out EAA Committee, the following changes have been made to allow for Aviation maintenance, Training, etc

The DOT document dated 4 May 2020 may be viewed here  disaster-management-update

 

We will endevour to keep aviators updated on all matters that may affect us and are relevant. These are published as below :

EAA INITIATIVE

All events and gatherings have been postponed, with the exception of the EAA AGM, due to take placeon 23 May. This will take place virtually should we not be able to meet in person.
Special EAA Initiative Appeal :  Letter by Karl Jensen of EAA of SA
Member and Aviation Communications to update all as at 25 March 2020 : Email can be viewed HERE

 

SACAA

EXCEPTION FOR EXTENSIONS : SA CAA Communique as at 26 March 2020 : Granting of Exemptions (extensions)
FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS : Lockdown NOTAM : A1364/20 NOTAMN below can be viewed on SA CAA website HERE
A1364/20 NOTAMN Q) FAXX/QXXXX/IV/NBO/E/000/999/5152S01651E999 A) FAJA FACA FAJO B) 2003271931 C) 2004170001 E) COVID-19: ALL INTL, REGIONAL AND DOM FLT (INCLUSIVE OF GEN AND RECREATIONAL AVIATION) PROHIBITED, IRRESPECTIVE OF THE RISK CAT OF THEIR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN. ONLY AIR CARGO AND ESSENTIAL SER FLT WILL BE ALLOWED
AFT renewal and reissue – Renewal and reissue of Authority to Fly

The DOT document dated 4 May 2020 may be viewed here  disaster-management-update

ICASA

NORMAL ANNUAL RENEWAL INFORMATION : ICASA Radio Licence Renewals : ICASA Annual Renewals
EXCEPTION FOR LICENCE EXTENSIONS : ICASA Radio Licence Renewal Extension : View renewal extention notice on ICASA website

 

SA GOVERNMENT

South Africa Lock Down Notice as at 24 March 2020 : Lockdown24Mar2020
Government Gazette Lockdown Regulations Published as at 25 March 2020 : Lockdown Regulations
For official updated please, the following sitescan be visited :

SOUTH AFRICA :
https://www.gov.za/
Whats Ap 060012345
https:twitter.com/HealthZA
https://sacoconavirus.co.za
Call centres and hotlines : Where should I go if I want to test for COVID-19?
If you think you might have contracted the virus, you can call the NICD helpline (0800 029 999) and you will be advised on possible testing facilities. However, testing is not routinely done unless testing is indicated by a health professional therefore one would need to be assessed by your medical practitioner in order to qualify for testing

WORLD NEWS :
For daily updates of countries, territories or areas with reported laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases, please refer to:
* World Health Organisation COVID-19 situation reports https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports
* Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6