SA drone regulations are now reality, effective from 1 July

South African drone laws come into effect on 1 July 2015. While anyone above the age of 18 will be allowed to purchase a drone, with or without a licence, the regulations restrict the use of drones dramatically.

Braam Botha, Operations Manager at UAV Industries speaks to CapeTalk’s John Maytham about the new drone regulations:

It is basically to protect everybody from hazards and making sure that we have an industry that’s being regulated here, in the right sense giving people clear guidelines to operate legally. We want to make sure that commercial operators out there have the perfect legal frame work to operate within and making sure that we share the air space

Braam Botha, Operations Manager at UAV

The regulations are now available to the public on the CAA website

Listen to the full conversation on the John Maytham Show:


This article first appeared on 702 : SA drone regulations are now reality, effective from 1 July


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Equal Education: Lack of political will from gov to fix school sanitation crisis

Equal Education: Lack of political will from gov to fix school sanitation crisis

Equal Education has urged the Basic Education Department to speed up its efforts in getting rid of pit toilets in the country.

[WATCH] Mavericks' advertising airplane battles in Cape stormy skies

[WATCH] Mavericks' advertising airplane battles in Cape stormy skies

Eye witnesses describe how the small plane often seen in Cape Town skies trailing Maverick's banner struggling in the sky.

New fad alert! Checkers launches collectible line of garden plants for kids

New fad alert! Checkers launches collectible line of garden plants for kids

Parents need to buckle up for the new miniatures craze launched by retailer Checkers. This time, focusing on gardening kits.

Big water users exiting the grid may mean less money in City coffers

Big water users exiting the grid may mean less money in City coffers

Cape Town Executive Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson says there have been almost 30 000 comments on proposed 27% water tariff of hike.

Mosebenzi Zwane key witness in parliamentary state capture inquiry

Mosebenzi Zwane key witness in parliamentary state capture inquiry

Parliament has now adopted the terms of reference for the inquiry into former Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.

WATCH: Tafelsig residents furious over faeces flowing through streets

WATCH: Tafelsig residents furious over faeces flowing through streets

Tafelsig residents say they are forced to endure the smell and sight of human faeces, as well the potential health hazard.

Popular articles
Can you 'affair-proof' your marriage?

Can you 'affair-proof' your marriage?

Sexologist Nikki Goldstein says there are steps you can take to cut the risk of infidelity in your relationship.

Stadium riot: 'It's just inexplicable and unacceptable by all means'

Stadium riot: 'It's just inexplicable and unacceptable by all means'

Minister of Sports and Recreation condemns this weekend's violence by Kaiser Chiefs fans.

'He raped me every day for a year when I was 8 years old'

'He raped me every day for a year when I was 8 years old'

A woman has penned her triumphant story of survival after being sexually abused by an uncle as a child.

Euphonik (one of South Africa's top DJs) opens up about money

Euphonik (one of South Africa's top DJs) opens up about money

Bruce Whitfield talks to Euphonik (aka Themba Nkosi) about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

This is how much you should be paying your domestic worker

This is how much you should be paying your domestic worker

Stephen Rathai, director of employment standards at the Department of Labour talks on the new national minimum wage.

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Bruce Whitfield interviews La Grange about her and Madiba's attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

Mugg & Bean agrees to pay medical bill of customer

Mugg & Bean agrees to pay medical bill of customer

Mugg & Bean has agreed to pay for customers medical bills after a month of being in pain and pestering the chain to pay the bill.