On 27th August 2010 in Government Gazette number 33495, ICASA published amended Radio Frequency Spectrum Licence Fees which were to have become effective on 1st April 2011. For various reasons implementation of the amended fees was deferred until 1st April 2012. No further postponement has been implemented and the increased fees will therefore become effective on 1st April this year, approximately 2½ months from today. The annual licence fee for all types of aeronautical licences, including aircraft, ground stations, beacons, etc., will increase to R120.00. There is a proposal for discounts if the fees are paid for multiple years up to 5 years in advance and I will post details as soon as these are fully confirmed by HQ.
Renewal notices will be posted from our Joburg HQ, within the next month or so, to the postal addresses we have in our licensing database. It is thus most important to ensure that the postal address on your last invoice, or the actual licence, is correct and has not changed in the last 12 months. If you have any doubts, please contact any of our regional offices and confirm your particulars. Contact details for all offices may be found on our website www.icasa.org.za click on “About Us“ on the homepage and then “Contact Us” at the top of the drop-down menu. Alternatively drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
In all enquiries please remember to include both your licence number and the aircraft’s callsign or registration letters.
As an additional bit of info, the base-line licence fee for any type of radio licence will be R120.00 from 1st April so anyone who is also an Amateur Radio operator or who owns a boat or who has a Citizen Band radio licence can also expect those fees to increase to R120.00 p.a.
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