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BMA recruiting border guards

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The fledgling Border Management Authority (BMA), signed into law in July 2020 is, according to a February DHA (Department of Home Affairs) human resource...

Fledgling BMA undertakes first ops

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The latest addition to South Africa’s bureaucracy which targets border security used the 2021 year-end break to launch operations – albeit on a limited...

New border fencing and improved military facilities in the pipeline

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The newest addition to South Africa’s list of agencies, authorities and other government sanctioned organisations – the Border Management Authority (BMA) – is set...

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...

SANDF an integral part of Border Management Authority

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will play an important role in the Border Management Authority (BMA) in safeguarding South Africa’s air, land...

SANDF denies involvement in border control talks

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) denies involvement in reported alleged “high level talks” to create a new government department with border control as...

Ramaphosa tells NCOP high-tech equipment needed for border security

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President Cyril Ramaphosa this week told the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) “a range of complementary measures” was coming to address cross border crimes. ...

Border Management Authority to become operational next year

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According to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) Cabinet is expected to approve the long-awaited establishment of the Border Management Authority (BMA)...

Border Management Authority, Defence Review need larger budget

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The South African National Defence Force's involvement in the planned Border Management Authority, BMA, and the implementation of the 2015 Defence Review,...

Border Management Agency supersized?

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The Border Management Agency (BMA) will have the requisite powers "to enable the state to address the long-standing problems of fragmentation, duplication...

Agriculture, SANDF to cooperate on border control

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South African farmers have pledged their support to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), saying they are willing to assist the...

Sisulu meets AgriSA

Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Lindiwe Sisulu is this morning meeting the national and provincial leadership of AgriSA, a national farmers'...

Police not withdrawing from borders: Mthethwa

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The police are not withdrawing from the national borders, their minister says. Nathi Mthethwa adds the police last year spent R123.8 million...

BMA three months away

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The Border Management Agency (BMA) will become a legal entity in the next three months. That's the word from state security minister...

Sisulu, MPs visit borders

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and Members of Parliament have visited the Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique and Swaziland border where soldiers...

Border deployment to start in earnest April 12: MoD

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Advanced technical teams are finalising arrangements for the return of the South African National Defence Force troops to the country's land borders...

Border challenges can be met

defenceWeb's border security conference has come and gone and by all accounts was a success. The event was well supported by industry...

Border patrol requires back-up

Effective border and maritime patrol and policing is meaningless if there is not plans and institutions in place to deal with the...

BMA: Can structure precede policy?

South Africa's Border Management Agency (BMA) may fail if structure is allowed to precede policy, it has emerged at defenceWeb's Border Control...

Sisulu still to approve border deployments

Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Lindiwe Sisulu says she must still approve the details of next month's return of the South...

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