S-PLANE understands the importance of and is committed to providing the levels of quality, reliability and safety required by the aerospace and defence industries. We recognise the responsibility we have when engaged in airworthiness and other safety-critical designs and therefore follow professional and standards-based system, safety, software and hardware engineering development and production practices that result in the levels of quality, reliability and safety demanded.


At S-PLANE we strive to be innovative in all that we do. We constantly question the why and with this insight optimise the how. We push the boundaries of technology to provide solutions that define the state-of-the-art. We make use of modern design, simulation and production tools to achieve unrivalled levels of efficiency. We stay abreast with cutting edge research and quickly harness this into our designs. From the elegance of our algorithms to the precision of our parts, this philosophy of innovation so ingrained into S-PLANE, renders unparalleled product functionality and performance, presented with a simplicity and ease of use that belies the underlying complexity.


S-PLANE is committed to the education of our next generation of Science and Technology experts and is a proud supporter of social development and upliftment initiatives. Amongst other initiatives, we support school fees and uniforms for a number of school children per year within our local communities through Imibala. Pledge your support at: http://www.imibala.com.


S-PLANE Automation Pty Ltd (“S-PLANE”) respects and protects your privacy. Our Privacy Notice applies to all persons (both natural and juristic, companies and close corporations) whose personal information we collect, regardless of form and medium. This includes our employees, consultants, and service providers.

The South African Protection of Personal Information Act of 2013 (“POPIA”) protects personal information of natural and juristic persons and requires S-PLANE to comply with the eight minimum conditions set out in the Act.

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Personal information is information or an opinion about an identified person, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable. Personal information includes special personal information, which is a particular category of personal information. While we recognise that protecting all personal information is important in maintaining trust, special personal information is often afforded a higher level of protection.

We collect personal information in a variety of ways. These include:

Correspondence and submissions;Paper-based forms;Online (web-based forms and e-mail); andPhone calls, Online and face to face meetings.

Certain third-party service providers may collect or check information from or about you on our behalf. For example, where we use external employment agencies, lawyers and accountants.

Visitors to our website

We reserve the right to collect information that you give to us directly via our website contact forms.We may also use common technologies (including ‘cookies’) to anonymously and automatically track website use and improve user experience.

Visitors to our buildings and facilities

The personal information we collect and capture varies in relation to the function of the visit. It may include:

Your name, address and contact details (for example your phone number or email address);Information about your identity (such as date of birth, country of birth, passport details, visa details and driver’s licence);We usually collect close circuit television (CCTV) images (and audio recordings, where applicable) of visitors to S-PLANE facilities.

Job applicants, bursary applicants, intern applicants

We collect information from you when you apply for a job, internship or bursaryWe may also collect information about you from third parties, like educational bodies or previous employers.

Employee general personal and contact information

We only collect personal information where that information is reasonably necessary for, or directly related to, one or more of our functions or activities. We usually collect detailed personal information relating to:

about your educational,historical employment,criminal background,any other relevant information such as images of you, fingerprints, drivers licence details, vehicle registration number, tax number and bank account details.We may also need further information about matters such as health issues and family members, where relevant to the employment relationship.

Special personal information relating to employees and applicants

We may also collect ‘special personal information’ which is a subset of personal information under the POPIA. Special personal information includes information about the following:

Your health;Your membership of a professional or trade association, or a trade union;Your racial or ethnic origin;Criminal activities you may have been involved in; andYour biometrics (including photographs and voice or video recordings of you).

Use of internet and email

We may collect information about employees’ and interns’ use of email and the internet to monitor and review e-mail and internet activity, where we believe it is reasonable and necessary to detect abuse or unlawful activity using S-PLANE’s resources. Employees and interns cannot expect privacy in this regard.

Suppliers, service providers, contractors and consultants

We often collect detailed personal information about your qualifications, experience or suitability as a supplier, and other relevant information such as bank account details and VAT number. We may also need further information relevant to the business relationship, such as quality certification status, financial statements or information about solvency.

Your choices and consent in connection with personal information

You may access personal information we hold about you and ask us to correct or delete any that is wrong, irrelevant, out of date or misleading. For more information, please read our manual as required by the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2000.You also have certain rights to withdraw consent or object to us using your personal information under POPIA, but these rights are limited. For example, if the purpose for which your personal information was requested initially does not exist anymore you may request that the information may no longer be used. We can decline your request to delete the information from our records if other legislation requires us to retain the information.


Breach of confidentiality and accidental breach of confidentiality This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager. This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail if you have received this e-mail by mistake and delete this e-mail from your system. If you are not the intended recipient you are notified that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited.

Transmission of viruses WARNING: Computer viruses can be transmitted via email. The recipient should check this email and any attachments for the presence of viruses. The company accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this email. E-mail transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free as information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses. The sender therefore does not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the contents of this message, which arise as a result of e-mail transmission.

Entering into contracts No employee or agent is authorized to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of S-PLANE Automation (Pty) Ltd with another party by email without express written confirmation by the directors of S-PLANE Automation (Pty) Ltd.

Negligent misstatement Our company accepts no liability for the content of this email, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided, unless that information is subsequently confirmed in writing. If you are not the intended recipient you are notified that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited.

Employer’s liability Any views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the company. Employees of S-PLANE Automation (Pty) Ltd are expressly required not to make defamatory statements and not to infringe or authorize any infringement of copyright or any other legal right by email communications. Any such communication is contrary to company policy and outside the scope of the employment of the individual concerned. The company will not accept any liability in respect of such communication, and the employee responsible will be personally liable for any damages or other liability arising.

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