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Have Your Say: Civil Aviation Amendment Bill [B 44 — 2018]

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The Portfolio Committee on Transport invites interested people and stakeholders to submit written comments on the Civil Aviation Amendment Bill [B 44 – 2018].

The Bill seeks to amend the Civil Aviation Act, 2009, so as to amend existing, and insert new, definitions; to rectify references to certain Ministries and Government Departments; to amend Chapter 4 of the Act so as to make provision for the operational independence of aircraft accident and incident investigation; to rectify the provision regarding the establishment of the South African Civil Aviation Authority; to give the South African Civil Aviation Authority environmental protection oversight function; to do away with the requirement for the development of a corporate governance plan; to make provision for an employee of the Department to be a member of the Civil Aviation Authority Board; to amend the provisions relating to the appointment and removal of the Commissioner for Civil Aviation and matters related to his or her functions and responsibilities; to amend the provisions relating to the performance agreement between the Minister and the Aviation Safety Investigation Board; to clarify the provisions dealing with conflict of interest; to provide for the designation of the Chairperson of the National Aviation Security Committee and matters connected with the operations of the Committee; to delete the provisions dealing with compliance notices; to amend the provisions dealing with appeals; to authorise the Minister to issue exemptions and to prescribe additional offences and additional enforcement mechanisms; to extend the powers of the Minister to make regulations; to move the procedures for the establishment of consultative structures to the regulations; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Enquiries, as well as written submissions, can be sent to the Portfolio Committee on Transport (Attention: Valerie Carelse), 3rd floor, W/S 3/79, 90 Plein Street, Cape Town, 8001, or e-mailed to

civilaviation@parliament.gov.za .  In addition to the written comments, please indicate your interest in making a verbal presentation to the Committee.

The closing date for submissions is 15 January 2020.

Copies of the Bill can be obtained from Valerie Carelse on tel: 021 403 3272, cell 083 709 8445 or www.parliament.gov.za.

Issued by Mr MJ Zwane, MP, Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Transport