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The South African Civil Aviation Authority (Sacaa) has announced new regulations on the use of drones in the country, reports TechCentral.

The regulation that will control drone flying in the country was reviewed, approved and signed by the minister of transport Dipuo Peters, and will be published and implementable by 1 July 2015.

“I have the pleasure of announcing that South Africa will be introducing new regulations that will help regulate remotely piloted aircraft systems, popularly known as drones,” director Poppy Khoza said.

The new regulation says a person will need a licence to fly a drone, a license which requires a holder be minimum of 18-years-old, with at least a valid class four medical certificate for beyond visual line of sight operations, or operations involving drones classified as class 3 or higher.

After the license, a user will need an issued letter of approval, valid for a period of 12 months.

The regulation also stated that no drone will be sold without the operational requirement as laid down by the Sacaa.

Source TechCentral

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