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More flak for De Lille’s Beit Bridge fence

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s stated intent when announcing a multi-million Rand upgrade of fencing adjacent to the Beit Bridge port...

Beit Bridge fence will not be repaired – De Lille

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille told the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) the by-now infamous 40 km stretch of fencing adjacent...

Call for Defence department to “lead” on border fence initiatives not...

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Shambolic scenes at at least two of South Africa’s major land ports of entry with deaths reported while waiting to be processed saw renewed...

Mapisa-Nqakula falls foul of SCOPA member

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula was taken to task for reportedly saying she did not have any problem with illegal border crossings. She...

Beit Bridge investigation now on the Ramaphosa coronavirus corruption list

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The Beit Bridge fence upgrade and its aftermath do not, at present, appear to be headed to court and the investigation which revealed the...

SIU presentation on border fence upgrade

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Click here to view the Special Investigation Unit's presentation into the investigation of the erection of the Beit Bridge border fence.  

Public Works Minister “erred” with Beit Bridge border fence

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A finding of the Special Investigative Unit (SIU) that Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille “erred” when issuing an emergency directive for...

Beit Bridge border fence saga continues

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What started as a contribution to the COVID-19 national state of disaster by Minister Patricia de Lille’s Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI)...

SCOPA wants further answers on Beit Bridge fence upgrade

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Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) is not satisfied with information provided by Patricia de Lille’s Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI)...

More questions than answers about Beit Bridge fence upgrade

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The initial round of Parliamentary scrutiny of the Beit Bridge border fence upgrade was “farcical” with just two minutes allowed for questions on three...

Beit Bridge fence “emergency” upgrade comes under Parliamentary scrutiny

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Upgrading 40 km of fence either side of the Beit Bridge port of entry has ruffled feathers, with Parliamentary committees now also involved. The new...

De Lille’s Beit Bridge fence to be audited

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille has been “roasted” by a senior Democratic Alliance (DA) MP for approving 20 km of new...

De Lille defends Beit Bridge fence upgrade

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille  maintains the rush job to upgrade 40 km of border fencing adjacent to the Beit Bride...

Beit Bridge fence breached ahead of contract completion date

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minster Patricia de Lille’s use of “emergency procurement procedures” to augment security fencing at the Beit Bridge port of entry...

Fence to beef up security around Beit Bridge port of entry

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The arrival of the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa triggered a host of government actions ranging from appeals for self-isolation through to price controls...

Zimbabweans in border town protest against import ban, burn warehouse

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Zimbabweans protesting against restrictions on imports of basic goods from South Africa forced the closure on Friday of the border post between...