Poppy Khoza has been re-appointed director of civil aviation (DCA) at the SA Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).
An internal newsflash has it that her second five year term in the right hand seat of the national agency tasked with overseeing flying safety was made by Transport Minister Blade Nzimande and is effective as from Saturday (December 1).
According to the internal publication Khoza “made history in that, apart from being the first woman DCA she is also the first to be appointed for a second term at SACAA”.
She has been chair of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Aviation Security Panel and has also been vice-chair of the panel. Also on her CV is a stint as co-chair of the ICAO AvSec Panel Working Group on Air Cargo Security.
Other achievements include winner of the 2016 Top Empowered Public Service Award, the 2015 Best Chief Executive Officer Award conferred during the National Transport Awards, winner of a 2012 Meritorious Award as South Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government, and a finalist for the 2014 Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government