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Drone Aviation - First licensed in SA

Drones are a big part of the tech world right now proving to be one of the most explosive growth industries in recent years. The laws surrounding drone aviation are fairly new, so joining us this morning is Peter Venn, chairman of UAV Industries, the first company in South Africa to be able to both train drone pilots and to receive their remote operating certificate for the South African Civil Aviation Authority.

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SA drone operator announces a first across Africa

Bruce Whitfield interviews UAV Industries chairman Peter Venn about the significance of being the first African company to both train drone pilots and offer commercial drone services.

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SA drone operator announces a first across Africa and warns businesses

A Cape Town company, UAV Industries, has today announced that it is the first drone operator in Africa to be certified to train pilots and operate drones, receiving their Remote Operating Certificate from The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).

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SA firm gets drone operations certification

A Cape Town company, UAV Industries, has become the first drone company in Africa to be certified to train pilots and operate drones, receiving its remote operating certificate from the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).

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SA drone operator announces a first across Africa - and issues warning to businesses

Globally the drone business is proving to be one of the most explosive new growth industries in recent years, with South Africa a relatively late bloomer. With only a handful of training providers in the country, and thousands of uncertified and, therefore, illegal pilots, the industry is in urgent need of upskilling and compliance.

A Cape Town company, UAV Industries, has today announced that it is the first drone operator in Africa to be certified to train pilots and operate drones, receiving their Remote Operating Certificate from The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).

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HIGH HOPES: THE SCHOOL FOR PROFESSIONAL DRONE PILOTS

Aletta Harrison | Drones may be a budding industry, but so is the business of training pilots who want to use them for commercial purposes. Cape Town-based UAV Industries is one school where pilots can earn their legal wings.

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Everything you need to know about SA's new 'drone' regulations

From 1 July 2016, the Civil Aviation Authority implemented a stringent set of regulations for the use of remotely piloted aircraft systems – or drones, as they’re better known. Watch.

We speak to Braam Botha, the Operations Manager at UAV Industries – Botha and his organisation were instrumental participants in the formulation of the new regulations. Watch the video above for everything you need to know.

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Drones: Taking off big time

UNMANNED aerial vehicles (UAV), or drones, are spawning a new growth industry in SA. However, it is an industry into which entry is now strictly regulated.

The SA Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) laid down the rules on July 1 2015 when its drone regulations came into force. Under the regulations all drone pilots who intend to operate commercially must now have a remote pilot’s licence (RPL).

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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:

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The impact of S.A's new drone regulations

Drone / UAV laws came into effect yesterday, we find out what impact these laws will have on the sector. For this discussion, CNBC Africa is joined by Braam Botha, operations manager, UAV Industries.

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