SA-Swazi explore 24h border post

The home affairs ministers of South Africa and the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland) have met to explore the potential extension of operating hours at the Oshoek/Ngwenya border post to 24 hours.

Minister Siyabonga Cwele hosted his Eswatini counterpart, Lindiwe Dlamini to discuss matters of migration and trade.

“The main issues discussed were the re-establishment of formal dialogue mechanisms between the two countries and considering modalities around extending the operating hours of the Oshoek/Ngwenya border post to 24 hours,” said the joint statement.

The Ministers also monitored the state of the post of the Easter Period.

As a trial run, the border will operate for 24 hours from 18-21 April 2019.

The Oshoek/Ngwenya crossing is the busiest border between the two countries, accounting for R1.7 billion each year.

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