Water Activities

Water Awareness and Charge Certificate Validity Period

The Gauteng Region’s Water Affairs Committee has taken the decision that Water Awareness and Charge Certificates automatically expire 5 years after completing the relevant course. Licenses can, however, be renewed in two ways:

  1. Individuals can attend the relevant course again; or
  2. Individuals can follow the continuous certification program as outlined in Module 70.

For more information regarding the continuous certification program please refer to Module 70 v1.0.

The complete Water Affairs Manual is also available below:

Module 1 – Responsibilities and Limits of the Water Awareness Certificate Holder

Module 2 – Responsibilities and Limits of the Water Charge Certificate Holder

Module 3 – OR as it applies to Water Activities

Module 4 – South African Small Vessel Regulations

Module 6 – Protective Gear and Safety Equipment

Module 7 – Swimming Safety, Barrel Rafting and Tubing

Module 8 – Boating Safety

Module 9 – Advanced Boating Safety

Module 10 – Pulling Boat & Dingy Seaworthiness

Module 11 – Canoe & Kayak Seaworthiness

Module 12 – Power & Keel Yacht Seaworthiness

Module 13 – Boat Loading

Module 14 – Stability

Module 16 – Swimming Rescue Procedure

Module 17 – River Rescue Techniques

Module 18 – Pulling Boat and Dinghy Emergency Procedures

Module 19 – Power & Keel Boat Emergency Procedures

Module 21 – First Aid and Waterborne Diseases

Module 23 – Weather Conditions and Cloud Formations

Module 24 – Meteorology

Module 26 – Classifying, Reading and Running the River

Module 30 – Introduction to the Sailing Boat

Module 31 – Introduction to the Gig

Module 32 – Introduction to Canoes & Kayaks

Module 33 – Introduction to the Keel Yacht

Module 34 – Introduction to Power Boats

Module 40 – Basic Kayaking

Module 41 – Advanced Kayaking

Module 42 – The Eskimo Roll

Module 43 – Basic Canoeing

Module 50 – International Rules of the Road

Module 51 – Navigation Marks, Lights and Sounds

Module 54 – Knotting – Bends and Hitches

Module 55 – Anchors and Anchoring

Module 56 – Environmental Conservation and Boat Washing

Module 60 – Global Positioning Systems

Module 61 – Chart Work

Module 62 – Radio Communications

Module 69 – Nautical Glossary

Module 70 – Continuous Certification Requirements