FTW Pick: Border agency looks to consolidated future management
22 May 2019
- by Eugene Goddard
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The notion that a centralised Border Management Authority (BMA) to oversee all aspects of South Africa’s 72 ports of entry is dead in the water was thoroughly dispelled by executives from the Department of Home Affairs (dha) during a presentation at the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) recently.
Addressing delegates during a question and answer session at the JCCI, BMA project manager Elroy Africa said significant preparation had gone into the authority ever since it was decided in 2013 to do away with the current “fragmented border system comprising various agencies – SA Revenue Service, SAPS, dha, the departments of environmental affairs, public works and Daff (Department of Agriculture, Forestry and fisheries).”
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