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Defence committee to visit SA’s borders

Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) has committed to visiting South Africa’s borders to see first-hand areas of concern, after the head of...

Two men nabbed over cattle theft

Two Lesotho-born men residing in Matatiele, South Africa, were apprehended by the Lesotho Defence Force’s (LDF’s) 13 Infantry Battalion on Wednesday last week after...

Border security under the spotlight at 2020 Sovereign Security conference

Webinar event: Sovereign Security Conference 2020 Topic: Border Security Featuring Helmoed Heitman, Elroy Africa & Bongani Bongo.

The importance of border security highlighted during Sovereign Security 2020

Border security is increasingly important in light of the coronavirus pandemic, literally becoming a matter of life and death, outgoing Secretary for Defence Dr...

Stock and other cross-border theft a regular occurrence on SA/Lesotho boundary

South Africa might have new border management legislation in place but it’s not yet making an iota of difference along at least the border...

Aerial component of Op Corona border safeguarding totally neglected

The South African National Defence Force’s (SANDF’s) Joint Operations division has stated that safeguarding South Africa’s air borders has been totally neglected due to...

Effective technology will underpin Border Management Authority success

Progress is being made towards establishing the Border Management Authority (BMA), a new body designed to effect tighter controls on South Africa’s 72 ports...

US Transport Security official says security “stellar” at SA’s main airports

A senior official from the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says South Africa’s main airports, OR Tambo International in Johannesburg and Cape Town International,...

Smart border management – the transformation from analog to digital borders

A border is something where the territorial boundary of a sovereign country ends and what begins is a bigger responsibility of protecting its boundary...

Millions spent flying undocumented migrants out of SA

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) spent almost R9 million in a five month period this year on air tickets and charter flights to...


SANDF missing the communication target

Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...