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Government Communications invites media to apply for accreditation for launch of the Border Management Authority

19 September 2023

Media accreditation advisory for the launch of the Border Management Authority

The Border Management Authority 2023 came into effect on 1st April 2023 as an autonomous schedule 3(A) public entity serving as the third law enforcement authority in South Africa. The legal establishment of the BMA means that South Africa has an integrated border management platform, with a single command and control with which to support the attainment of secure borders, safe travel and trade facilitation.

The Authority was established in terms of the Border Management Authority Act which empowered it to integrate border law enforcement operations at ports of entry. The President of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to officially launch the BMA on 05 October in Musina.

The details of the launch are as follows:

Date: Thursday, 05 October 2023
Time: Media to arrive at 07h00
Venue: Musina Show Grounds

Accreditation Details:

Members of the media who wish to cover the Border Management Authority Launch are requested to complete the media accreditation template attached. Please send the completed form to Ms Bridget Tsoai on e-mail:   

The closing date for submission is 12:00 on Friday, 22 September 2023

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