The Department of Home Affairs will link up with other government agencies for a new initiative to be called “Operation Pyramid” to secure South Africa’s borders.
Acting Cabinet spokesperson Phumla Williams said on Thursday that Operation Pyramid‚ to be launched later this month in Skukuza‚ Mpumalanga‚ is intended to “better coordinate and align” SA’s border projects‚ programmes and interventions.
This initiative will be operational until the scheduled establishment of the Border Management Agency in 2017‚ according to a government report.
“The secure‚ effective and efficient management of the cross-border movement of people and goods will be done in a manner that is consistent with the country’s national development priorities‚” Williams said.
Meanwhile‚ Cabinet has agreed that a task team of Ministers from both the economic and security clusters will tackle concerns raised about the new immigration laws.
“The team is expected to discuss and engage with the concerns with the aim of finding ways to address the unintended consequences brought about by the implementation of these regulations‚” Williams said.
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