Home Affairs Minister Siyabonga Cwele says they are planning to increase staff capacity at all ports of entry during the Easter weekend.
Briefing the media in Pretoria, Cwele announced the operational hour’s extension to selected ports of entry across the country.
He says the Department plans to deploy additional staff members to ports of entry that are already on 24 hours operation shift.
Cwele says all Departments including SAPS, SARS, Health, State Security Agency and Defence which are members of the Border Management Authority Operations Task Team, are ready to discharge their mandate starting from next week Wednesday until after Easter weekend.
“So in terms of operating hours the Beit Bridge, Maseru Bridge and Ficksburg they normally operate 24 hours. They will continue operating 24 hours.”
We have increased the capacity. In terms of Lebombo, Oshoek will now operate during this peak hour’s season for 24 hours for a number of days during the peak period.”
“Other border posts will just increase the number of hours between one hour up to six hours during the peak period.”
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