SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION

SAAFA is an all-ranks Association formed to perpetuate a tradition of comradeship, knowing no distinction of rank,  race, language, gender or creed, which has developed over the years among members of the South African Air Force.
The Association is democratic, non-sectarian and non-partisan in relation to party politics.

 

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ABOUT SAAFA

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 WEST COAST (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 (WEST COAST)   
                                                       Steve Bekker (Durban Branch)      
                                                       Derrick Page (Cape Town)
                                                       Dirk Ackerman (JHB/Outeniqua)  
Honorary Treasurer                    Carol Havenga 
National Secretary                      Marianne Mostert 

NEC Members

SAAF/SAAFA Liaison                 Craig Stanton
Awards                                         Jaap Rossouw
Benevolence                               Trevor Slade
Constitution/MoA/Records     Hugh Paine
Kindred Organisations               Mike Louw
Membership                                Roelf Rossouw
Memorial Services                     Renier Feldtmann
National Medical Liaison           Bill de Pinho
Regalia                                         Marianne Mostert
Remembrance/Heritage          Bruce Harrison
Veteran Affairs                            Colin Bowring
Webmaster/Social Media        Koos van Rensburg.

Bloemfontein

 Chairman Gavin Lavis
Vice Chairman Val Nell
Treasurer Ronell Opperman
Secretary Ansie Lavis
Tel: 082 873 2284
Email: [email protected]

Cape Town

Chairman Nick Havenga
Vice Chairman Kevin Sampson
Treasurer Carol Havenga
Secretary Vacant
Tel: 082 876 6150
Email: [email protected] 

Durban

Chairman Rob Sinclair
Vice Chairman Gavin Farquhar
Treasurer John Boardman
Secretary Steve Bekker
 Tel: 083 655 6532
Email: [email protected]

East Rand

Chairman Roelf Rossouw
Vice Chairman Dave Tayler
Treasurer Mac McCloskey
Secretary Marjory Malan
Tel: 073 186 7761
Email: [email protected]

Johannesburg

Chairman Carl Bollweg  
Vice Chairman Bruce Harrison
Treasurer Martin Urry
Secretary Jeff Earle
Tel: 011 616 7406
Email: [email protected]

Kimberley

 Chairman Christo du Toit
Vice Chairman Dave Alexander
Treasurer Jacques de Lange
Secretary Linda du Toit
 Tel: 082 970 4628
Email: [email protected]

Lower South Coast

Chairman Johnny Ralph
Vice Chairman Carl Volker 
Treasurer Victor Liebenberg
Secretary Phyllis Ralph
Cell: 082 568 8644  
Email: [email protected]

Lowveld

 Chairman Andre Nortje
Vice Chairman Toffa Hattangh
Treasurer Lientjie Langenhoven
Secretary Catryn le Roux
 Tel: 015 799 2247
Email: [email protected]

Namibia

In-active





Outeniqua

 Chairman Marius van Wyk
Vice Chairman Brian Butler
Treasurer Brian Butler.
Secretary BStephan Jansen Van Vuuren
 Tel: +27 (82) 091-4707
Email: [email protected]

Pietermaritzburg

 Chairman Morgan Holmes
Vice Chairman Winks Stening
Treasurer Vacant 
Secretary Vacant 
H: 033 396 2118
Email: [email protected]

Port Alfred

 Chairman Koos Janse van Rensburg
Vice Chairman Anton Knoetze
Acting Treasurer John Westley
Secretary Vacant
Tel: 084 545 5502
Email: [email protected]

Port Elizabeth

 Chairman Trevor Bernberg 
Vice Chairman Mark Kelbrick
Treasurer Paul Hoogendoorn
Secretary James Canepa
 Tel/Fax: 082 803 2255
Email: [email protected]

Pretoria

 Chairman Bill de Pinho
Vice Chairman Phillip Gouws k
Secretary Jaap Rossouw
Treasurer Carol Havenga
Tel: 012 651 5922
[email protected]

Soutpansberg

Chairman Francois van Zyl
Vice Chairman Vacant
Treasurer Gerhard Schoeman
Secretary Gerhard Schoeman
Tel: 015 577 2215
Email: [email protected]

Stilfontein

Chairman Arthur Keefe
Vice Chairman Nico Nysschen
Treasurer Angie Bate
Secretary Angie Bate
 Tel: (018) 478-9761
Email: [email protected]

West Coast

Chairman Dirk Blom
Vice Chairman Willie Fick
Treasurer Andrè Steenkamp
Secretary Gerda Tallie
Tel : 082 349 4822
Email: [email protected]

Whale Coast

Chairman Marthie Visser
Vice Chairman Johan Pentz
Treasurer André Pentz
Secretary Johan Pentz
Tel : 079 528 6499
Email: [email protected]

Patrons of SAAFA

Lt Genl A.M. Muller, SSAS, SD, SM, 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 (Retired)
Lt Gen W.S. Mbambo, psc (j), ensp

Upcoming Events

January, Victory Cup Golf Day, Royal Port Alfred Golf Club, Koos van Rensburg, 084 545 5502, [email protected]
Johannesburg Golf Day, September, Woodmead Golf Club, Carol van Rensburg, [email protected]
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 [email protected]
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

CONTACT FORM

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

SAAFA 75 & Regalia

Please contact our secretary at Head Office to get the latest prices for SAAFA Regalia and/or SAAFA 75 Items on offer to members (Tel: 012 651 5921 or 012 351 2116 Email: [email protected])