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Meet our 2024 Exhibitors & Partners

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Absa Bank Ltd is a financial service provider, who understands that every Client has specific funding needs, and offers various finance options including finance that extends to aviation to take the business to new heights.  The Commercial Asset Finance Division finances new and used

helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and commercial jets (both foreign and domestic purchases), and offers you finance options on upgrades and engine overhaul. 

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Absa Bank Ltd is a financial service provider, who understands that every Client has specific funding needs, and offers various finance options including finance that extends to aviation to take the business to new heights.  The Commercial Asset Finance Division finances new and used

helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and commercial jets (both foreign and domestic purchases), and offers you finance options on upgrades and engine overhaul. 

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Absolute Aviation is a true turnkey general aviation business, offering customers unparalleled levels of support and expertise in the form of a bespoke aviation service, and is the authorised Sales, Service and Parts Representative for Cessna, Beechcraft and Pipistrel in Southern and Central Africa. Absolute is also  the authorised distributor for Leonardo Helicopters (Agusta) in South Africa and the first Africa-based dealer to join IADA. They have extended their capabilities in the Absolute Service Centre to include Hawker 700, 800A/XP and 900XP, Premier 390 and Beechjet 400 series aircraft models.

In addition, the group represents a number of aircraft parts, engines and performance enhancement manufacturers in Africa, and offer a host of aviation services relating to aircraft and flight operations management through their Fixed Base Operations and Flight Services business.

Our group entities are collectively aimed at providing a differentiated, customer-centric, turnkey solution to aircraft ownership and operations. Our mission is to remain with our valued customers for the duration of the aviation journey and to make sure that it is a safe and memorable one.

The African operations Head Office is at Lanseria International Airport where they own and operate a number of aviation businesses out of 5 hangars. Absolute Aviation also has satellite locations in Cape Town, Wonderboom, Maun, and Zurich.

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The Aero Club of South Africa pro-actively promotes, protects and preserves all forms of aviation sport and recreational in South Africa. Through the participation of its members, the Aero Club of South Africa has the following core objectives;

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Promote and Grow sport and recreation aviation

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Supporting the General Aviation Industry since 2005, our services cover a broad spectrum within the Aviation Industry from; Repairs, installations, Aircraft Instrumentation overhaul, Avionics, Electrical, Autopilots and other accessories. Our Valued Client base include Private Aircraft Owners, Charter Services, General, Commercial and Corporate Aviation, Medical Services, Helicopter Operations, as well as Government and Military Clients.

The Aeronautical Aviation Team look forward to assisting you. Your success and safety are our number one priority.

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AERO Friedrichshafen is a trade show dedicated to European general aviation. It is held yearly in April on the shores of Lake Constance at the exhibition center of Friedrichshafen, Germany right next to Friedrichshafen Airport

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African Pilot is specialist digital aviation magazine that has been publishing uninterrupted for the past 24 years. The monthly magazine can be uploaded via a QR code FREE of charge on any smart phone or other digital device within a few minutes and this is a first for any aviation magazine in the world. Readers can expect glossy layouts with a modern ‘coffee table’ look featuring South African, African and World Aviation reporting, interesting facts about aviation, historical features and General Commercial Aviation news. African Pilot is the only African aviation magazine that strives and is most successful at covering most southern African aviation events. African Pilot has consistently been in the fourth position of all English language aviation publications in the entire world. The others in the top ten are from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.

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Led by experienced management duo, Ryan Forrester and Jaco Pietersen, AFC has developed numerous long-standing relationships with banks and financial institutions, suppliers and other aviation and aerospace industry professionals and organisations.

This allows AFC to offer a complete end-to-end aircraft financing solution. We aim to represent each client’s best interests and to develop tailor-made financing packages whether in ZAR or U$D, while providing one point of contact throughout the process. We alleviate any confusion and hassle, and can steer our clients in the right direction when it comes to aircraft sourcing, negotiations, pre-purchase inspections, import or export complications, legal and tax compliance and financing.

Our commitment to customer service and our specialist knowledge ensures we are well-placed to serve first-time buyers and repeat clients, whatever their needs. We service clients ranging from individuals interested in aircraft for private use to entrepreneurs looking to finance aircraft for mixed use (personal and business), right through to operators who maintain a fleet of aircraft.

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Airbus always has been at the forefront of innovating new technologies, with a pioneering spirit that has redefined the aerospace industry.

Our products bring people closer together, helping them unite and progress. We strive to continually push the boundaries on what is possible to safeguard our world for future generations. Airbus strives to provide the most efficient helicopter solutions to its customers who serve, protect, save lives and safely carry passengers in demanding environments. Its helicopters are in service across more than 150 countries worldwide, performing nearly every type of vertical flight task imaginable.

The company’s product line offers the full spectrum of r otary-wing aircraft solutions for civil, government, military, law enforcement and parapublic uses.

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For over 20 years AviationDirect are in the forefront of providing airfield and aeronautical information for Southern Africa within their various products. They have the most comprehensive database of airfields for this part of the world. Their range of products for pilots flying in southern Africa are designed to make the pilot’s task easier and safer. Added to that, their excellent customer support is well-known in this industry. AviationDirect’s products include the Airfields Directories, EasyPlan flightplanning software, EasyLogbook. EasyCockpit for Apple / Android, their most used in-flight navigation app, to enhance situational awareness and, together with EasyWeather, provide additional safety and peace of mind.

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 In serving the light and sport aircraft industry in South Africa for over 25 years, we have always maintained a commitment to quality products, fast friendly service and reasonable pricing. Our team are young and dynamic individuals who aim to exceed all expectations. 

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Welcome to AVIC International Flight Training Academy (AIFA).

HERE you will find all the information on our vision, mission, core values, training, facilities, and human recourses.

AIFA is accredited with both the SACAA and the CAAC (China) as a Part 141 Air Training Organisation. We provide world-class training from modern facilities on a modern fleet of aircraft.

AIFA operates from 2 training bases, George Airport (FAGG), Beaufort West Aerodrome (FABW), and 1 administrative base, Oudtshoorn Airport (FAOH).

AIFA combines the experience of world-class instructors, the beauty of our

surroundings, excellent South African weather and the passion for aviation of our personnel to afford our students a modern learning experience which will open doors to an exciting career in the aviation industry anywhere in the world. 

Our commitment to upholding a very high standard of aviation safety is one of the cornerstones of AIFA.

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We’re more than aviation experts, we’re pioneers. We challenge what’s possible. From breaking the sound barrier to developing the tiltrotor, we’ve reimagined the experience of flight for more than 85 years. Today, we’re redefining what flight is capable of.

We were the first to break the sound barrier and to certify a commercial helicopter. We were a part of NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we’re defining the future of on-demand mobility.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas – as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., – we have strategic locations around the globe. Our talented employees come from over 90 countries to serve customers from 120. All to deliver exceptional aircraft experiences. Efficiently. Reliably. And, above all, safely.

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BidAir Cargo provides airline cargo solutions and related services to the courier, express and logistics industry. Together with our partners, our services can connect you to all major airports in South Africa. Our ongoing commitment to innovation has allowed us to continuously increase our cargo capacity and develop specialised services that meet the growing needs of our customers.

We pride ourselves on never compromising on service delivery when it comes to transporting your cargo. We offer speed and reliability when you have an urgent shipment that needs to be delivered on time through our airport-to-airport solutions.

Whether our customers need to ship courier material, temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals, show horses or heavy machinery parts our team will deliver a reliable, cost-effective and tailored solution. Contact us for capacity on passenger or freighter aircraft for full / part-charters or even re-routing of freighter operations to meet your requirements.

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Bona Bona Game Lodge is renowned for lasting memories and the game drives are one of the most popular activities amongst our guests. Four of the Big Five can be viewed while guests experience the true beauty of the bushveld.

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CAMASA (Commercial Aerospace Manufacturing Association of South Africa) is a non-profit organisation and is established to be a growth-bilateral between Government & Industry to significantly boost South African Commercial Aerospace Manufacturing Exports through: - Public-Private partnership - Integrated Industry Growth Plan - Expanding Advanced Manufacturing - Future-orientated Competitiveness (IoT, Ind4.0) - Labour engagement & Skills development

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Century Avionics aims to be a comprehensive avionics hub for the business and general aviation community, delivering top-notch services all in one place. Loyal customers can vouch for their professional dedication, promptness, and amicable service.

The company boasts an extensive reach, catering to corporate clients such as AMOs, charter operators, and aircraft manufacturers. 

Century Avionics stands as a leading private avionics establishment in Southern Africa, found in 1978, 45years ago.

Situated at Lanseria International Airport, this service centre focuses on general aviation avionics for both fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft with a branch at Wonderboom Airport and Maun International Airport, Botswana. 

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The City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality is classified as a Category A municipality by the Municipal Demarcation Board in terms of Section 4 of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998 (Act 117 of 1998). The Municipality was established on 5 December 2000 through the integration of various municipalities and councils that had previously served the greater Pretoria area and surrounding areas.

The City of Tshwane boundary was further amended on 28 May 2008 through a proclamation in the Government Gazette that incorporated the former Metsweding District Municipality, including Dinokeng tsa Taemane (Cullinan) and Kungwini (Bronkhorstspruit), into the City of Tshwane. The incorporation, which took place in May 2011 after the local government elections, enlarged Tshwane to 6 345 km². Currently, Tshwane stretches almost 121 km from east to west and 108 km from north to south, making it the third-largest city in the world after New York and Tokyo/Yokohama. It also makes up more than 30% of Gauteng, which is 19 055 km² in extent.

The Incorporation of Metsweding District Municipality into the City of Tshwane is in line with the Gauteng Global City Region Strategy which sought to reduce the number of municipalities in Gauteng.

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Concorde® manufactures to strict quality requirements and is fully qualified under FAA Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) and Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization with a full line of aircraft batteries for civil aviation with original equipment batteries supplied to worldwide airframe manufacturers. The replacement market is supplied through distributors located worldwide.

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Based at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, Cirrus SA is Africa’s only approved Cirrus Aircraft partner. Cirrus Aircraft is the recognized global leader in personal aviation and the manufacturer of the world’s best selling single engine piston aircraft, the SR20 and SR22/22T, for over 20 years, as well as their most recent product, the Cirrus Vision Jet. The Vision Jet sets a new standard in air travel being the world’s first single engine personal jet, as well as the recipient of the 2020 Robert J. Collier Trophy presented to the aircraft as, “the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency and safety in air or space vehicles…”

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DJA Aviation is a specialist aviation insurance brokerage that creates aviation insurance programmes for its clients that are perfectly balanced in the critical areas of cost, coverage, service, and security. In addition, DJA Aviation’s long-standing and close relationships with the insurers who underwrite its products – locally, regionally, and internationally – ensure that a DJA Aviation client is in the best possible hands when losses occur. DJA Aviation is an Authorised Financial Service Provider (FSP No 15808).

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ExecuJet Africa, part of Luxaviation Group is based in South Africa at Lanseria International Airport near Johannesburg and at Cape Town International Airport, Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, as well as Seychelles. ExecuJet offers a comprehensive range of business aviation services encompassing corporate aircraft charter, aircraft sales, aircraft management, fixed base operations, and full concierge services.

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Models are sculptured from wire, and presented in classic boxframes/wall frames or new contemporary ‘see-through’ Perspex frames. There are four frame sizes available, closely resembling standard sizes A3, A2, A1 and A0. Frames of a unique size can also be manufactured, if required.

The models can also be purchased loose, if so required. Models are made from Copper wire, and available in four plated finishes, namely natural Copper, Nickel, 24Ct gold plate and Rhodium(White Gold) plate. Models can also be made from solid sterling silver wire Models can be shipped anywhere in the world, and are packaged accordingly if needed.

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FlyFofa is an aviation company that provides private charter services, aeromedical (through Subsidiary Company Vital Med Emergency Medical Service – Air & Road), fixed-wing pilot training, drone training as well as cabin crew training. The company has the expertise and necessary air operating certificates (AOC), approved training organization (ATO), and both international and domestic licenses to operate, issued by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA), and the Department of Transport (DoT).

These 100% African Owned companies were established to offer the best and most reliable services as well as committed to ensuring that all rules and regulations governing all aspects of Aviation and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) both locally and internationally are effectively undertaken within all company efforts.

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ForeFlight formed in 2007 with one guiding mission: Create software that makes flight planning easier.

Since then, ForeFlight has not only revolutionized the pilot’s flight bag but also laid the groundwork to make mobile flight planning apps essential to flight operations. Continued strong growth has positioned ForeFlight as a leader in the aviation industry. We serve the needs of pilots and flight departments all over the world, and across all segments of aviation including personal, business, military, commercial, and education.

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GIB is a leader in insurance broking and financial services, keeping our clients at the core of everything we do and ensuring service excellence. GIB was founded in 1982. From infancy to the present time, it has retained the credo, “Return To Service”.

Today, GIB is a dynamic Insurance Broking Group known for its independence, competence, integrity and competitiveness. GIB is the leading wholly owned proudly South African Insurance Broking Group. GIB has grown to be one of the major composite Insurance Broking Houses in South Africa whose growth can primarily be ascribed to loyal, enthusiastic and energetic people.

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With the most comprehensive lineup of avionics upgrades in the industry, Garmin offers solutions for most budgets and missions. Our avionics solutions help provide industry-leading capabilities, increase situational awareness and enhance decision-making like never before. So, whether you’re an entrepreneur flying your own aircraft on business calls across a broad region — or a recreational pilot who uses the plane to turn weekends into family adventures — going with Garmin is the surest way to bring added confidence and efficiency to every flight you make. No matter which Garmin avionics solution you select, we’re committed to giving you world-class performance.

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Since opening in 1992, our commitment to providing the best quality and service to our clients has ensured that InterCal has grown into a leading calibration facility in Sub-Saharan Africa.

SANAS ISO17025 accreditation in eight measurement fields means that we can calibrate almost all test and measurement equipment used in industry. The remainder we entrust to our closely managed group of selected sub-contractors. This offers our clients a one-stop shop for calibration services both in-house and on-site.

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International Air Affairs is a new printed and online aviation, aerospace, and defence magazine with a unique approach offering readers a South African and international perspective through the eyes of subject-matter experts on the latest educational, training, commercial, and geopolitical trends affecting our daily lives and business decisions. Printed distribution is through strategic placement, subscriptions, airport, and pilot shops. Online distribution is via our website www.iaamag.co.za and social media and email drives. Please contact our News Editor Johan Lottering for your media and advertising requirements at +27825503665 / info@iaamag.co.za

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Mayday-SA is an NPC and PBO that consists of a group of aviation professionals trained as peer support debriefers that assist fellow aviation professionals that have been exposed to an aviation incident or accident. Moreover, Mayday debriefers also provide support to their peers that have been exposed to general life stressors. We do this because we want our aviation professionals to be at their best when they are in the sky or keeping us in the sky. We therefore contribute to and promote mental health and wellbeing amongst aviation professionals ranging from pilots, air traffic controllers, cabin crew and maintenance engineers.

lastly, our support programme is to enable an efficient and appropriate recovery from trauma and stressors and have internal oversight by psychologists with a deep understanding of the aviation constraints.

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Revolutionize the way you manage your aviation operations.

Musket FMS is the ultimate flight management solution, streamlining and enhancing aviation operations.

It is a state-of-the-art system that offers comprehensive solutions from flight planning/scheduling, tracking, and management to crew management, flight following, quality & safety, and everything in between.

Experience the power of Musket FMS for a new level of operational excellence.

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National Airways Corporation (NAC) is the largest general aviation company in Africa and one of the largest of its kind in the world. NAC offers a full range of aviation products and services to the aircraft and helicopter markets, including new and pre-owned sales, maintenance, parts, charter, international operations, air ambulance services, aircraft leasing and helicopter pilot and technical training.

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Ntsu Aviation Solutions (Pty) Ltd. provides specialized services to the emerging and established Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) operators and industry. We use an innovative and engineered problem-solving technique to deliver optimised solutions to future challenges. Our core business is to assist our clients to obtain an Air Service License (ASL) and RPAS Operators Certificate (ROC) from the Department of Transport and Civil Aviation Authority respectively, and to introduce/integrate drones into their business processes. We have been delivering business solutions to the drone industry since 2018, for existing and new industry entrants, ROC approvals, operations manual amendments, continued compliance and managing special and complex drone projects.

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PilotInsure blends a passion for flying with expertise in insurance. No one else can offer this service independently.

This rapidly-growing business is earning its wings by bringing trusted insurance solutions to both commercial and private pilots. PilotInsure won’t stop until we find the best possible products to suit the individualised needs of each pilot. We can bring fresh solutions because we keep ourselves independent and unbiased.

PilotInsure is based in South Africa but we work all over Africa, and have clients currently flying in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North America, and Australia.

We have had great success in improving overall value for new clients coming on board whose existing insurance cover was outdated, or had non-disclosure issues with the specific type of flying they were actually covered for. Following intense research and negotiation with some of the biggest local insurance houses, the average premium has decreased and the benefits on offer have improved substantially.

We also work with international re-assurers and can put cover in place for just about any risk scenario.

Overall, PilotInsure is independent, flexible, and innovative and takes a positive, needs-based approach to getting the best value on the market.

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We specialise in avionics for general and sports aviation.  We will exhibit affordable certified Mode-S transponders and VHF transceivers from TQ-Aviation, one of Europe’s largest avionics manufacturers.  We will also exhibit our locally manufactured VHF portable for ATC backup and defense users.

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Pooleys Flight Equipment is proud to be exhibiting again at Aero SA. We understand the passion of aviation, the drive that makes people want to fly and want to become pilots. Established in 1957, Pooleys has a reputation built over 7 decades as a manufacturer, publisher and supplier of the finest aviation products. We supply British built and manufactured products to markets across the globe from the USA to New Zealand, from Iceland to South Africa. In the 65 years since we were established, we estimate our products have helped over 250,000 pilots across 6 continents to learn to fly. We look forward to welcoming you on our stand.

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Eisenschmidt is a pilot shop and partner for general aviation. As an expert in training and further education of pilots, we focus on modern training materials and suitable products for flight preparation and execution.

 

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Santam is the leading general insurer in South Africa with a market share of more than 22%. Santam Aviation, a division of Santam, has more than 40 years of experience and has established itself as South Africa’s leading aviation insurer. Our expertise and commitment ensure you can always count on us when you need us most. Because much like South Africa’s best pilots, we have earned our stripes through years of experience. We make sure that every aspect of your risk is adequately covered. This means you get peace of mind knowing your aircraft is financially covered should something go wrong.

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Based in Johannesburg, Sling Aircraft is a Manufacturing Organisation which designs, manufactures and markets the highly acclaimed Sling range of light aircraft and light aircraft construction kits. The company’s first aircraft, the Sling 2, is a 2-seat light aircraft which the company spent 4.5 years developing and is currently available in three models, the Sling 2, Sling LSA and Sling Taildragger. Following the worldwide success of the Sling 2, the company developed a 4-seat variant, the Sling 4, which was launched in 2011, followed by the award-winning Sling TSi, a high-performance, turbo sport injected variant of the Sling 4 which was launched in 2018.

 

More recently, the company launched their all-new Sling High Wing which features all the great Sling handling characteristics combined with the inherent stability of the classic high wing design. An outstanding 4 place high-performance aircraft, the Sling High Wing is available in tricycle and taildragger variants. Sling Aircraft is represented globally across six continents via their distributor network and to date has sold more than 900 aircraft.

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SSASS was originally founded as Aerial Vision Africa in 2015, with a mission to bring to market a portfolio of specialised drone solutions. SSASS has evolved out of the unique business model that was developed into a solution centric and innovative technology supply company, offering customers unparalleled levels of advanced sensors, unmanned aircraft and software technology. The company has entered into strategic partnership agreements with a select number of globally recognised drone technology manufacturers to support the unique SSASS business offering.

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Skeerpoort Verspreiders was founded in 2003 by husband and wife team Tokkie and Marina Botes.

Petroleum wholesale distribution was initially started with one bulk delivery truck to deliver petroleum products to commercial and industrial customers within the Magalies Valley.

Under the guidance and stewardship of Tokkie and Marina, Skeerpoort Verspreiders grew exponentially and distributed petroleum products into the larger Limpopo / Gauteng / North West & Northern Cape Provinces.

Skeerpoort, currently, is an established non-refining petroleum wholesaler and distributor, licensed under the Petroleum Products Act as administered by the Department of Energy under Wholesale License Number W/20090075.

Skeerpoort Verspreiders is an empowered company with controlling shareholding residing in the custody of a consortium of business investors and BEE partners. Tokkie and Marina remain managing partners within the business to ensure business continuity / expedited prompt service / on-time deliveries and customer responsiveness.

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Unisa is the largest open distance learning institution in Africa, the longest standing dedicated distance education university in the world.

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In partnership with the world’s leading insurers, underwriters and sub-agents, we’ve been providing specialised aviation insurance for over a decade. Excellence and nothing less is our desired end-point.

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Wings ‘n Things is a pilot supplies store established in 1990. We are authorised dealers of the world’s leading aviation brands such as Jeppesen, David Clark and Bose, as well as a reseller of many other aviation products. We strive to provide the widest range of products for pilots and aviation enthusiasts on the African continent.

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Located at the heart of the capital city, and conveniently located in the middle of a fast-growing industrial and tourism hub. Wonderboom National Airport is proudly a dynamic base for all general aviation activities and many aviation enterprises.

The state-of-the-art infrastructure makes Wonderboom National Airport ideally superior for all types of aeronautical activities. This infrastructure includes two runways, multiple taxi-ways, two large aprons, Category 7 rescue, NDB and VORs, an air traffic control tower, and advanced runway and taxiway aeronautical ground lightening for use in inclement weather conditions.

Air commerce is on a steady increase, thanks to superior service standards and ultra-low rates for property rentals and aeronautical activities. To build on its current strengths, WNA is planned for further development. This includes the extension of its runway to create air links that will support growth in all facets of the airport operations. These include turning the airport into a port of entry and capitalizing on the industrial parks, agribusiness, mining, and tourism sector primarily located within the Northern half of Tshwane.

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