I've got 2 units in from Flight-Aware without an issue (The first was nailed by lightning in January) its shipped via FedEx and all customs are paid by the shipper
Just because you could import it doesnt mean its legal.
Do you have an ICASA licence for it ? If not then its illegal and they can prosecute you just like they did the guys caught with airband receivers for which no licence exists.
Sad but true
Then, should it not be illegal to log onto Flightradar24? What is the difference between receiving ADS-B signals, decoding it to pinpoint airplane locations and viewing it on Flightradar24?
Listening in on airband channels is indeed illegal if you do not have a licence, but I don't see how this applies to ADS-B signals. This information is already in the public domain.
My ADS-B receiver is part of my HAM radio setup at home.
Then what about the websites that relayed live ATC ?
Was never legal in SA.
ICASA would probably argue that logging into Flightradar is illegal if looking at illegally obtained signals from SA..
I agree it all should be legal in a proper country, but the ICASA rules are not proper.
They specifically state it is illegal to receive any band you dont have a license for other than the few radio bands that are "free".
They even made it basically impossible to get a handheld airband transceiver as backup if you dont own an aircraft, even if you are a licensed pilot (though a few have been lucky and gotten them somehow)
It sucks, but its its true.
Just wait till someone comments in parliament on the tracking of ZS-RSA via ADS-B or ACARS