Through its membership of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Associations (FIATA), SAAFF has developed a network of country associates worldwide and plays a leading role in FIATA’s Africa and Middle East Region (RAME).

The past immediate Chairman of SAAFF, Basil Pietersen, serves as the President of FIATA, (International Federation of Freight Forwarders) which gives South Africa recognition that we both have the skills and professionalism in the country and on the continent to this industry.

This underpins the considerable influence of the Association in the international affairs of the Industry.

Where FIATA is represented through an Association Member such as SAAFF, an individual member can only be admitted as an Individual FIATA Member if the Association Member of FIATA in their country and/or territory agrees with their application.


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 290 airlines or 82% of total air traffic. They support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.​

For the latest air traffic programs, reports, speeches and press releases on the airline industry, please visit their website:


Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) was formed in 1993 as a public company under the Airports Act (No. 44 of 1993) and, although majority owned by the South African Government, is legally and financially autonomous and operates under commercial law.

Airports Company South Africa SOC Ltd (the Company) owns and manages a network of nine airports in South Africa, including the three main international gateways of O.R. Tambo International, Cape Town International and King Shaka International Airports.