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Junior Border Guards drive successes at ports of entry

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The employment of Junior Border Guards at South Africa’s ports of entry is already yielding results and bolstering national security, while providing employment opportunities...

Four hundred more border guards enter service

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As of today (Thursday, 16 May) Border Management Authority (BMA) Commissioner and Chief Executive Michael Masiapato has another 400 trained personnel to deploy in...

Scammers take aim at SIU

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Nothing is sacred when it comes to the bare-faced cheek of South Africa’s scamming community as the respected and results driven Special Investigating Unit...

BMA prevents almost 300 000 illegal entries to SA in first...

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The newest addition to the South African government’s security architecture – the Border Management Authority (BMA) – marked its first anniversary on 1 April...

BMA tackling corruption via SIU forum

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A stated aim of Michael Masiapato, Border Management Authority (BMA) Chief Executive and Commissioner, is “a zero tolerance approach on corrupt tendencies among officials”...

400 more border guards to be deployed ahead of Easter period

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The Border Management Authority (BMA) will deploy 400 additional junior border guards at the busiest ports of entry in anticipation of an increase in...

Armscor to acquire speedboats for Border Management Authority

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The newly established Border Management Authority (BMA) has tasked state defence materiel agency Armscor with acquiring speedboats so its Coastal Guards can patrol South...

BMA deported 27 000 people in December/January

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The newest component of South Africa’s security architecture – the Border Management Authority (BMA) – has it “about 15 924 individuals attempting to enter...

Public Service Minister visits Lebombo port of entry

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Public Service and Administration Minister Noxolo Kiviet is on record as complimenting the Border Management Authority (BMA) for its work with “limited resources”. She and...

Misconduct and dismissals at fledgling BMA

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South Africa’s Border Management Authority (BMA) was officially launched in October and was at least semi-operational since mid-2022. In that time it notched up...

Border Management Authority reports big successes ahead of festive season

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The newly established Border Management Authority (BMA) has intercepted nearly 44 000 people trying to illegally enter South Africa, arrested over 2 000 for...

Congestion-easing pilot system coming to Lebombo port of entry

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South Africa’s Border Management Authority (BMA) is, in conjunction with the SA Revenue Service (SARS), working on ways and means of easing traffic congestion...

Money recovered from crime will go to fight crime

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All three main legs of the South African security machine – Border Management Authority (BMA), SA National Defence Force (SANDF) and SA Police Service...

BMA apprehends more suspects at SA’s ports of entry

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The newly established Border Management Authority (BMA) has recorded multiple arrests at various ports of entry of suspects attempting to cross borders with illicit...

BMA border guards apprehend men smuggling state property into Mozambique

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Border guards from the newly established Border Management Authority (BMA) have arrested two people and charged them with the possession of stolen goods, including...

Other government departments provide bulk of BMA funding and personnel

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Commissioner and Chief Executive Michael Masiapato’s Border Management Authority (BMA) is being primarily funded not directly from National Treasury but four national government departments. Between...

BMA guard personnel numbers set to increase

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The Border Management Authority (BMA) is expanding its border guard numbers, adding 400 to the 200 put into service 15 months ago. BMA Chief Executive...

BMA will be part of stopping illegal mining

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South Africa’s Border Management Authority (BMA), dubbed the country’s third armed service by President Cyril Ramaphosa, will be part of countering illegal mining in...

SA’s new Border Management Authority to boost security, development – Ramaphosa

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that the establishment of the Border Management Authority (BMA) – officially launched last week - is a significant step...

SA President launches country’s newest armed service in Musina

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The newest component of the South African government’s security sector – the Border Management Authority (BMA) - was launched in Musina yesterday (Thursday, 5...

Twelve months before BMA makes “a difference” to border security

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The man at the helm of the newest addition to South Africa’s security architecture – Border Management Authority (BMA) Chief Executive Michael Masiapato –...

SA ports of entry upgrade on the way

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South Africa’s six busiest ports of entry – all land-based – are in line for an upgrade to make them more people and trade...

BMA effectivity questioned

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The newest addition to South Africa’ security architecture – the Border Management Authority (BMA) – came under fire for not putting the brakes on...

Government says it is bolstering border security

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The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) is undertaking several initiatives to improve South Africa’s border security, including the construction of a new...

Minister says border guards trained to stop illegals entering SA

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Concerns about South Africa’s soaring murder rate and ways to bring it down prompted an Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) parliamentarian to ask if it...

BMA guards and police enforce law at ports of entry

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A Parliamentary question posed by an Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) public representative shed some light on the functions of border guards, newcomers to the...

Parliamentarians see year-end port of entry operations

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Parliamentarians serving on the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs (PCHA) made time over the just finished year-end to visit two of South Africa’s busiest...

Border Guards rack up first successes

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Border Management Authority (BMA) Border Guards have already recorded a number of successes since being deployed to safeguard South Africa’s borders, including recovering stolen...

BMA coming up short

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Using specially recruited and trained Border Management Authority (BMA) border guards for “access control” is another example of many shortcomings in government’s border management...

New border guards do access control

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The deployment of part of the first “cohort” of border guards as part of the Border Management Authority’s (BMA’s) over-arching responsibility for border protection...

Initial deployment of first border guard “cohort” this week

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Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi will this week “unveil the first cohort” of border guards appointed as part of the newest addition to the...

Border heavy lifting remains military responsibility, with border guards at and...

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The latest addition to the South African government’s security quiver – its Border Management Authority (BMA) – will seemingly operate at and around ports...

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...