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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...

Beware scammers using BMA identification

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Not six months after it was launched, the latest addition to South Africa’s security architecture – the Border Management Authority (BMA) – finds itself...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Portfolio committee confident BMA will make April operationalisation deadline

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With just over three weeks before month-end and the 1 April date set for the latest addition to South Africa’s security architecture – the...

Portfolio committee hears BMA ready for year-end

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With year-end and its associated increased cross-border movement of people fast approaching efforts to ensure it happens effectively and efficiently are welcomed by Parliament’s...

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...

First border guards will do duty at “identified problem segments”

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Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi confirmed South Africa now has three “uniformed statutory law enforcement forces” with the first 200 border guards in service...

First BMA deployments planned for 2022 second quarter

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The newest addition to South African government efforts to control the country’s lengthy land border – the Border Management Authority (BMA) – will see...

BMA is a mess – DA MP

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The Border Management Authority (BMA), with apparently its first in action period over the year-end break behind it, is, a keen watcher of its...

Reserve Force set to be border guards

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The fledgling Border Management Authority (BMA) is, according to a Parliamentary presentation, set to start operations in the coming festive season with Reserve Force...

Soldiers and immigration officials to be BMA vanguard this festive season

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The nascent Border Management Authority (BMA), not yet fully operational, plans “border patrol activities over the festive season” which will see immigration inspectorate staff...

Border Management Authority to spend R8 billion plus on salaries, goods...

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Another addition to South Africa’s bureaucracy – the Border Management Authority (BMA) –will apparently spend in excess of R8 billion on employee compensation and...

The Past Week in Defence #56 (31 May – 6 May...

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In this week’s edition, the Algerian Air Force will receive C-130J Super Hercules transports, Egypt is getting truck tankers and recovery vehicles, a crew...

Border Management Authority aiming to employ young graduates

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Control and protection at a small number of South Africa’s 72 ports of entry will, according to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) director...

New border management agency partially operational by year-end

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The man currently heading up one of the latest additions to South Africa’s bureaucracy – the Border Management Authority (BMA) – was introduced to...

Home Affairs BMA plans still not known

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The Easter long weekend is less than a month away and while a repeat of the year-end chaos at certain ports of entry is...

BMA no alpha and omega solution for SA border protection

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The Border Management Authority (BMA), while promising better control of South Africa’s borders, could be a white elephant staffed with millionaire managers unless substantial...

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...

ISS: South Africa’s Border Management Authority dream could be a nightmare

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Until recently, managing South Africa’s borders was the task of at least seven different government departments working at land, air and sea ports of...

New law to manage ports of entry on Statute Book

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It’s been a long time coming and now South Africa’s newest control mechanism for management of the country’s official ports of entry is law. President...

Border Management Authority projected to cost over R10 billion a year

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Implementation of South Africa’s Border Management Authority (BMA) is expected to initially cost just under R4 billion with a future anticipated budget of R10.3...

BMA passes National Assembly muster

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That the Border Management Authority (BMA) Bill has been a long time in coming was this week acknowledged by the Minister of Home Affairs...

Illegal migration is a challenge for South Africa – Home Affairs...

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According to Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, a lesson learnt at South African ports of entry during the December/January holiday period was that...

BMA languishing in Parliamentary bureaucracy

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The current status of the Border Management Authority (BMA) bill – passed by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) but still to be approved...

Six years and counting for BMA legislation to be approved

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In 2013 Cabinet agreed to establish a Border Management Agency (BMA). The ensuring years have seen a name change to Border Management Authority but...

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,...

Parliament passes Border Management Authority Bill

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The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has welcomed the passing of the Border Management Authority (BMA) Bill by the National Assembly. According to...

“Border guards” will be part of the Border Management Authority –...

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Addressing the National Assembly, Home Affairs Minister Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize gave another indication the proposed Border Management Authority (BMA) will be active...

Arrests in connection with Immigration Act at Lesotho border post

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The arrest of 18 people allegedly involved in fraudulent activities at a South African border post has highlighted the need for a...

Home Affairs to be central part of national security

Just days after the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) announced plans to reposition itself as a "security nerve centre" a Parliamentary committee...

Border Management Authority Bill tabled at portfolio committee

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This week will see Parliament's Home Affairs Portfolio Committee start work on processing the Border Management Authority (BMA) Bill. The Authority was until...

Border Management Bill on hold until September

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While Parliament has risen ahead of the August local elections all indications are South Africa will have a new, over-arching authority handling...