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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...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...