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A man walks at the Beitbridge border post.
A man walks at the Beitbridge border post.
Guillem Sartorio / AFP

South Africa's Border Management Authority (BMA) needs close to R3 billion to pay staff, while another estimated R5.2 billion would be needed for goods and services.

According to BMA commissioner Nakampe Masiapato, the estimated expenditure on the compensation of employees and goods and services was to establish a fully operational BMA.

On Tuesday, Masiapato and several Home Affairs officials briefed Parliament's home affairs committee on the BMA rollout plan and funding.

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