Border Control 2011- Programme – Day 1


Towards an effective border environment
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Day One – Tuesday, 8 March
8:00 Registration and refreshments
9:00 Opening & Welcome
alt David Peddle (Col Rtd)
Conference Chair
9:10 Complete overview of border security issues of the day
alt Professor Sipho Seepe
Special Advisor to the Minister of Defence
9:50 RSA national security strategy
alt Prof Gavin Cawthra
Centre for Defence and Security Management Wits Business School
A discussion on the nature of National Security and what this means to South Africa and highlighting what the RSA vital and National interests are. The role of the SANDF on the borderline will also be discussed.
10:20 SA Police roles and responsibilities: border environment
Speaker to be confirmed
The discussion will hinge on the role and functions of the SAPS on the border in broad terms with a brief look at the SANDF and other depts role as it affects the SAPS.
10:35 Tea and networking
11:15 SANDF back to the border: implications for operational budget
Speaker to be confirmed
The role and functions of the SANDF that has been redeployed back to the RSA border environment and will illustrate the complexity of returning to the borders and the implications this holds. The interaction of the SANDF and other State Department role players will also be discussed in broad detail.
11:45 The RSA borders – a national border security perspective
Dr Graham Wright
Business Against Crime
The BAC initiative along the RSA borders has a long history and BAC will endeavour to show how crime along the RSA borders particularly transnational crime impacts on the RSA in all aspects and affects materially the whole population. The ways and means that BAC have been employing to reduce this affect will be discussed and so contribute to the strategy that the Government must apply to return our border environment to normalcy.
12:25 Command and control: a border perspective

Johnny Chabalala
Sales and marketing manager

The discussion will examine one of the critical aspects of the border environment the ability of all players to be able to connect by telephone or Internet and in so doing enable the people in authority to not only plan operations and deployments but also to be able to manage the vast and rather intricate connectivity required to administratively manage the whole border environment that stretches from the Namibia-Botswana-Zimbabwe-Swaziland-Mozambique-Lesotho borderlines to OR Tambo Airport and Cape Town harbour. SAAB from their experience in this field will grab our attention in the manner in which they propose who this can be best done.
12:55 The role and functions of the dept of agriculture on the South African borders


Department of agriculture speaker to be confirmed
The Department will endeavour to put across to the conference what it is they do on the borderline and ports of entry to prevent the egress of illegal plant and animal matter into the RSA and to control the effects of such matter inside the country in respect of all manner of diseases that have a major effect on the RSA economy and ability to export products to the EEC and elsewhere.
13:25 Lunch and networking
13:55 Current crime trends in South Africa
Dr Johan Burger
Senior Researcher. Crime and Justice Programme
Institute for Security Studies
Dr Burger will address the extent and impact of cross border crime on the South African economy.
14:25 The effect of illegal migration into the RSA
Prof Mike Hough
Prof Hough will endeavour to put across to the audience the role and function of the SADC Protocol on Migration as it affects South Africa and the implications of an ill managed migration process of many nationalities into the RSA from many African and countries from beyond. The new Home Affairs strategy w.r.t. to Zimbabweans will be a case in point.
14:40 Tea break and networking
15:20 Panel discussion
15:50 The tech requirements of of the modern battlefield and case studies
Wayne Phillios
 Trends and case studies
16:00 Closing of the conference
Cocktail function sponsored by SAAB                                      alt

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