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.


We are POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) compliant.



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)   
                                                       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.


 Chairman Gavin Lavis
Vice Chairman Val Nell
Treasurer Ronell Opperman
Secretary Ansie Lavis
Tel: 082 873 2284

Cape Town

Chairman Kevin Sampson
Vice Chairman Nick Havenga
Treasurer Carol Havenga
Secretary Julia Thomas
Tel: (021) 508-6138


Chairman Rob Sinclair
Vice Chairman Gavin Farquhar
Treasurer John Boardman
Secretary Steve Bekker
 Tel: 083 655 6532

East Rand

Chairman Roelf Rossouw
Vice Chairman Dave Tayler
Treasurer Mac McCloskey
Secretary Marjory Malan
Tel: 073 186 7761


Chairman Carl Bollweg  
Vice Chairman Bruce Harrison
Treasurer Martin Urry
Secretary Jeff Earle
Tel: 011 616 7406


 Chairman Christo du Toit
Vice Chairman Vacant
Treasurer William Smith
Secretary Linda du Toit
 Tel: 082 970 4628

Lower South Coast

Chairman Johnny Ralph
Vice Chairman Carl Volker 
Treasurer Victor Liebenberg
Secretary Phyllis Ralph
Cell: 082 568 8644  


 Chairman Andre Nortje
Vice Chairman Toffa Hattangh
Treasurer Lientjie Langenhoven
Secretary Catryn le Roux
 Tel: 015 799 2247




 Chairman Hartog Blok
Vice Chairman Robert Drummond
Treasurer Brian Butler.
Secretary Brian Butler.
 Tel: +27 (82) 091-4707


 Chairman Morgan Holmes
Vice Chairman Winks Stening
Treasurer Vacant 
Secretary Vacant 
H: 033 396 2118

Port Alfred

 Chairman John Wesley
Vice Chairman John Rogers
Treasurer Vacant
Secretary Vacant
Tel: 072 246 5430

Port Elizabeth

 Chairman Trevor Bernberg 
Vice Chairman Woody Turner
Treasurer Paul Hoogendoorn
Secretary James Canepa
 Tel/Fax: 082 893 2255


 Chairman Bill de Pinho
Vice Chairman Riaan van Wyk
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


Chairman Arthur Keefe
Vice Chairman Nico Nysschen
Treasurer Angie Bate
Secretary Angie Bate
 Tel: (018) 478-9761

West Coast

Chairman Dirk Blom
Vice Chairman Andy Ranger
Treasurer Andrè Steenkamp
Secretary Susan Blom
Tel : 071 6755 407

Whale Coast

Chairman Marthie Visser
Vice Chairman Johan Pentz
Treasurer André Pentz
Secretary Johan Pentz
Tel : 079 528 6499

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

Johannesburg Golf Day, September, Woodmead Golf Club, Carol van Rensburg,
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
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 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: