For the second year running the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has been named the Best Performing Institution with its head Poppy Khoza walking away with the Best Chief Executive Officer award at the 2015 Annual Transport Awards.
The SACAA and Khoza, who is Director of Civil Aviation, were presented with the prizes by the Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters. They were selected ahead of all provincial departments of transport as well as agencies responsible for various modes of transport across the country.
The awards come a month after the SACAA received a Clean Audit Award from the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) for the third year in succession. The AGSA also noted SACAA’s 100% performance against set targets for the 2014/15 financial year.
“These awards and continuing global recognition, specifically over the last three years, suggest we are discharging our mandate effectively and are closing in on our vision of being ranked among the top 10 civil aviation authorities globally. While we are thrilled by the recognition, we are also cognisant of the fact that organisational performance is not, and can never be, a once-off incident. As such, the litmus test will be to maintain these remarkable records,” Khoza said.
The SACAA is a self-funded agency of the Department of Transport, tasked with promoting and maintaining a safe, secure and sustainable civil aviation environment by regulating and overseeing the industry in line with international standards.