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SAAFA is an all-ranks meeting place for members and ex-members of the South African Air Force, founded in 1945. This eminently worthy cause not only recreates in a light-hearted atmosphere, the togetherness of its aviation-minded members but also enjoins them to share responsibility for the needs of less fortunate ex-SAAF members and their spouses.


Appart from being a meeting place for its members SAAFA actively promotes the image of the SAAF and its members. Indeed, the two-fold activity of having fun while raising funds continues to produce excellent results over the years. Funds raised thus are distributed via the Association's Care of the Aged programme.

All persons who serve in, or once served in the SAAF (PF or CF), or in any other Allied Air Force, are eligible to join this unique fraternity.

SAAFA branches are active all over Southern Africa: Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, East Rand (Benoni), Johannesburg, Kimberley, Lower South Coast (Margate), Laeveld (Hoedspruit), Namibia (Windhoek), Outeniqua (George/Knysna), Pietermaritzburg, Port Alfred, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Stilfontein, Soutpansberg (Machado/Louis Trichardt) and Weskus (Langebaan/Vredenburg). The SA Korean War Veterans Association also has branch status with the SAAFA.

Membership brings participation in many activities, enjoying life wining and dining, raffles, sport events, special outings, regular luncheons at which distinguished persons from industry and commerce address the gathering and chat afterwards. How about golf, horse racing, bowls and "Fly-in-Braai" days and many more interesting events?!

Members are entitled to wear the distinctive SAAFA tie, blazer badge and other insignia, and to participate in all SAAFA activities at Branch level. They are also encouraged to participate in the on-going worthwhile projects of the Association. Less fortunate SAAFA members and their dependents are being assisted in their well being. An ever-increasing percentage of funds raised are being channeled towards the Care of the Aged programme.

A national newsletter is distributed via email regularly free-of-charge, while several branches send out their own newsletters.

National Executive

Office bearers:
National President                      Mike Louw  
National Vice President             Trevor Slade  
Country Vice Presidents            Frans Labuschagne (Weskus)   
                                                       Arrie de Klerk (Pietermaritzburg)      
                                                       Daan Badenhorst (Cape Town)
                                                       Dirk Ackerman (JHB/Outeniqua)   
                                                       Frans Labuschagne
Honorary Treasurer                    Carol Havenga 
National Secretary                      Marianne Mostert 

NEC Members

SAAF/SAAFA Liaison                 Philip Weyers
Benevolence                               Trevor Slade
Constitution/MoA/Records     Hugh Paine
National Medical Liaison           Brazz Brazzoli
Awards                                         Jaap Rossouw
Memorial Services                     Renier Feldtmann
Remembrance/Heritage          Bruce Harrison
Camaraderie                               Chris Boshoff
Webmaster/Social Media        Koos van Rensburg.


 Chairman Gavin Lavis
Vice Chairman Val Nell
Treasurer Ronell Opperman
Secretary Ansie Lavis
Tel: 082 873 2284
Email: ansielavis@vodamail.co.za

Cape Town

Chairman John Bayly Brown
Vice Chairman Kevin Sampson
Treasurer Daan Badenhorst
Secretary Julia Thomas
Tel: (021) 508-6138
Email: saafacape@gmail.com 


Chairman Steve Bekker
Vice Chairman Rob Sinclair
Treasurer John Boardman
Secretary Linda Bekker
 Tel: 031 904 3644
Email: stevejbekker@telkomsa.net

East Rand

Chairman Dave Tayler
Vice Chairman Dave Francis
Treasurer Mac McCloskey
Secretary Marjory Malan
Tel: (011) 849-2751
Email: maramal@absamail.co.za


Chairman Trevor Slade  
Vice Chairman Bruce Harrison
Treasurer Amanda Thorsen
Secretary Carol van Rensburg
Tel: 011 616 7406
Email: info@jhb.saafa.co.za


 Chairman Christo du Toit
Vice Chairman Vacant
Treasurer William Smith
Secretary Linda du Toit
 Tel: 082 970 4628
Email: cdutoit057@gmail.com

Lower South Coast

Chairman Johnny Ralph
Vice Chairman Carl Volker 
Treasurer Victor Liebenberg
Secretary Phyllis Ralph
Cell: 082 568 8644  
Email: Chairman.LSC@saafa.co.za


 Chairman André Nortjé
Vice Chairman Andre Nortje
Treasurer Lientjie Langenhoven
Secretary Catryn le Roux
 Tel: 015 799 2247
Email: lerouxhugh@yahoo.com


Chairman Ehrol Lohmann
Vice Chairman Vacant
Treasurer Angie Lohmann.
Secretary Angie Lohmann.
H: + 264 (0) 61 23 3913
Email: angie@iway.na


 Chairman Hartog Blok
Vice Chairman Lauren Pipes
Treasurer Carol McCreedy.
Secretary Carol McCreedy.
 Tel: (044) 871-3159
Email: cmccreedy@gmail.com


 Chairman Morgan Holmes
Vice Chairman Winks Stening
Treasurer Vacant 
Secretary Vacant 
H: 033 396 2118
Email: morgan.maryholmes@gmail.com

Port Alfred

 Chairman John Wesley
Vice Chairman John Rogers
Treasurer Vacant
Secretary Vacant
Tel: 072 246 5430
Email: pa@saafa.co.za

Port Elizabeth

 Chairman Wayne Sharp
Vice Chairman Woody Turner
Treasurer Bernie Sharp
Secretary James Canepa
 Tel/Fax: 041 374 5014
Email: tynwaldza@gmail.com


 Chairman Itel Zurich
Vice Chairman Johann Mostert
Secretary Jaap Rossouw
Treasurer Carol Havenga
Tel: 012 651 5922


Chairman Francois van Zyl
Vice Chairman Vacant
Treasurer Gerhard Schoeman
Secretary Gerhard Schoeman
Tel: 015 577 2215
Email: saafa.spb@gmail.com


Chairman Arthur Keefe
Vice Chairman Nico Nysschen
Treasurer Angie Bate
Secretary Angie Bate
 Tel: (018) 478-9761
Email: Akeefe@AngloGoldAshanti.com

West Coast

Chairman Schalk van Heerden
Vice Chairman Dirk Blom
Treasurer/Secretary Kevin Kilfoil
 Tel : 022 772 1605
Email: kilfoil@telkomsa.net

Whale Coast

Chairman Marthie Visser
Vice Chairman Vacant
Secretary Des Cloete

Patrons of SAAFA

Lt Genl A.M. Muller, SSAS, SD, SM, SALM (Retired)
Lt Genl J.P.B. van Loggerenberg, SSA, SD, SM, MMM, SALM (Retired)
Lt Genl W.H. Hechter, SSAS, SD, SM, MMM, SALM (Retired)
Lt Genl R.J. Beukes, SD, SM, MMM, SALM (Retired)
Mr B. Hersov, DMS
Lt Genl C. Gagiano, SM, SAAF (Retired).
Lt Gen F Z Msimang psc (j), ensp

Upcoming Events

Johannesburg Golf Day, September, Woodmead Golf Club, Carol van Rensburg, info@jhb.saafa.co.za
RAF Memorial Service, Bays Hill, April
Pretoria Annual Golf Day, May, Services Golf Club, Nick Havenga, 082 876 6150
Gunner's Association Service, Potchefstroom, April
SAAF Museum Air Show, May, AFB Swartkop
Pretoria Annual Banquet, SAAF HQ,  August, Jaap Rossouw, 012 651 5922 or pta@saafa.co.za
May, SA Air Force Memorial Service, Bays Hill, Pretoria. 10h00
May, Smuts Memorial Service, Irene, Pretoria. 15h00
 May, Heritage Foundation Wreath Laying Ceremony, SADF Wall of
Remembrance, Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria. 10h00
June, SAPPERS Memorial Service, SAPPERS RUST. 11h00
SA Korean War Veterans Memorial Service, Air Force Memorial, Bays Hill, Pretoria, Date & Time to be confirmed 

Branches are welcome to forward their event information to the
webmaster whom will gladly add them to this page.

Medical Info

Regular Force Medical Continuation Fund Booklet
Travel Claim Form
Personal Information Update Form

Please contact your Branch Committee to resolve any queries/uncertainties


This form will be delivered to our webmaster whom will forward it to the relevant branch/person.

SAAFA Regalia

Please contact our secretary at Head Office (contact form) to get the latest prices and regalia items on offer to members (Tel: 012 651 5921 or 012 351 2116 Email: nhq@saafa.co.za)