Lawfully or not, we South Africans are, it seems, increasingly buying and using drones for a whole host of purposes – amidst conflicting reports as to quite how serious the legal and other risks of doing so are.
Thankfully, the Civil Aviation Authority, which last year promised a strict clamp down on illegal drone usage, has now announced that it is finalising changes to its Regulations that will specifically regulate the use of “Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems”. The proposed amendments are available on DefenceWeb’s website at http://tinyurl.com/sadrones but it’s not clear yet what the final version (scheduled for the end of March) will look like.
Watch this space!
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