Event Information

Less than a week to YOTA 2018!
Let us start with the weather. Although it is, still winter in the southern hemisphere the temperatures in Johannesburg in August average between 4° early morning and could rise to 20° during the sunny days. Nights can still be a little chilly so it is important to bring along warm clothes and definitely a warm jacket.

Everyone will be flying into OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, it is the largest airport in South Africa, serving most major airline companies.

Ensure that your travel documentation is in order, Passport, Visas and of note the documentation required if you are under the age of 18 years.

All teams and participants will be welcomed and collected at the airport and transported to the YOTA venue. Once you have collected your baggage you will proceed to the exit and be on the lookout for the welcoming team and the YOTA Flag.

The second newsletter contains all the important information about the YOTA camp. Please read it carefully and do not hesitate to ask question should you have any.

Looking forward to welcoming you all!

Radio Amateur Examination (RAE) Documentation

Download the SARL Study Guide and ICASA Frequency Spectrum Regulations should you be interested in writing the RAE examination.

Travel Arrangements To and From South Africa

The following information is to assist with planning your travel arrangements to and from YOTA 2018 South Africa.

Air Travel
As you will be traveling from Europe and Africa to South Africa the only recommended and preferred port of entry will be OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

OR Tambo International Airport is the largest airport in South Africa serving most major airline companies.


All teams and participants will be welcomed and collected at the airport.

Arrival & Departure – Date and Times
All participants are required to arrive on Wednesday 8 August 2018 between 05:00 and 23:00.

If you are unable to book a flight arriving within the specified times, please inform us in order to plan for alternative arrangements.

Participants/teams will be collected from the airport and transported to the venue and the same arrangement will apply for departing from the venue on 15 August 2018 back to the airport.

Visa and Passport Requirements
A guideline document was sent out previously containing all visa and travel documentation requirements needed to enter South Africa.

This document is also attached here. Please refer to the document for any Passport / Visa related questions you might have. If your question still remains unanswered, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Passport validity
In order to avoid any problems, YOUR passport should have at least 6 months validity from the date of entry to South Africa. To avoid problems at the airport on arrival, we recommend you meet this requirement.

Your passport should have at least 2 blank pages when you present it at Immigration Control to enter or leave South Africa.

Visit the South African Home Affairs website at www.home-affairs.gov.za for information pertaining to travel requirements to and from South Africa.

Obtaining passports and Visas take some time to process, so we encourage all national societies to start working to ensure that the necessary documentation is obtained in time!

Some countries are exempted from needing a Visa to enter South Africa. Refer to the following link for more information


All other information
The South African YOTA 2018 project team is hard at work, and all information pertaining to the event will be announced in our first official newsletter.

This newsletter will include the announcement of the venue, programs, activities, excursions, and what to bring. More information soon!

Should you have any specific questions pertaining to travel arrangements and documentation, please ask the questions, we are happy to assist info@zs9yota.co.za

Looking forward to welcoming you all in August this year.


YOTA 2018 Events Team