Plan for new border agency at ‘advanced stage’ (Business Day)
“Many countries have taken steps to ensure that there is integrated management of borders to prevent traffic in illicit goods and passage of illegal foreign nationals,” she said. “We are developing a white paper that will be presented to the Cabinet. The agency will ensure greater co-ordination and better border management.”
Addressing the media for the first time since she took over the portfolio from Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Ms Pandor said her department was on track with its modernisation processes, which included upgrading IT infrastructure; live capture systems for identity documents, passports, permits and visas; and the new national population register system that would carry records of births and citizens.