2.4 million travellers cross SA borders

2011-12-25 15:53

Johannesburg - The home affairs department has facilitated the movement of over 2.4 million incoming and outgoing travellers since the beginning of December, it said on Sunday.

The travelling processes covered flights, sea ports and road transportation.

"We are on course to ensure that South Africans and foreign nationals enjoy a smooth, expeditious experience through our ports of entry," Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said. The number of the facilitated movements was recorded on Saturday.

Dlamini-Zuma expressed satisfaction for the improving levels of efficiency in immigration services at OR Tambo International Airport, since the deployment of 350 former SANDF members last week.

The soldiers were trained in immigration operations.

The department said the deployment came within the context of its commitment to re-engineer itself as a security structure while ensuring the efficient delivery of services.

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