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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...

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