History of Lanseria Airport
In 1972 Lanseria Airport was nothing more than a grass strip airfield which was created by that of two pilots from Pretoria namely Fanie Haacke and Abe Sher.
The Krugersdorp and Roodepoort Municipality originally bought the land together with the Transvaal Peri-Urban Board which was subsequently contracted to that of the Lanseria Management Council on a 99 year lease since 1972. The Lanseria Airport was officially opened in 1974 by the Minister of Transport of the time which was Hannes Rall. The day that Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990 he flew to Johannesburg and landed at the Lanseria Airport. In 2012 the Lanseria Airport was sold to a group that consisted of Harith, Nozala and the Government Employee Pension Fund.