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Applicable Legislation

Apart from adhering to all national legislation, the South African Weather Service is governed by the South African Weather Service Act, Act no 8 of 2001. The Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism is authorized to promulgate regulations in terms of the commercial and cost recovery activities of the Weather Service. Please click on the links below to view the relevant legislated code.


  • Language Policy: South African Weather Service
  • Government_Notice_2004.pdf
  • information_access_manual.pdf
  • information_access_manual_annex1.pdf
  • information_access_manual_annex2.pdf
  • South_African_Weather_Service_Act_8_of_2001.pdf
  • SAWS Amendment Act 2013