07 February 2020
The Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, will share information with the media on progress made in establishing a Border Management Authority (BMA) for South Africa following the passing of the BMA Bill by the National Council of Provinces.
The Minister will also report on 2019/20 festive season traveller movement statistics and border law enforcement. The Department had increased personnel and extended operating hours at ports of entry to facilitate faster movement of people and goods during the busy festive period.
In addition, Minister Motsoaledi will provide an update on the impact of extending operating hours from 2 to 10 January 2020 which benefited citizens requiring Home Affairs services. Operating hours have been extended to cover the whole month of February.
Media is invited as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 11 February 2020
Venue: Imbizo Media Centre, Parliament, Cape Town
NB: There will be a video link to Ronnie Mamoepa Media Centre, Gcis, Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Francis Baard Street, Hatfield, Pretoria
Confirmations and Media Enquiries:
Siya Qoza, 082 898 1657 (spokesperson for the Minister of Home Affairs)
David Hlabane, 071 342 4284 (media manager for the Department of Home Affairs)
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS