Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi has approved the temporary
extension of operating times at borders and offices on Monday.
Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi has approved the temporary extension of operating times at borders and offices on Monday.
“The minister has approved a temporary extension of operating times at front offices by two and a half hours from 08:00 to 17:30 from today, Monday, 13 December to Thursday 30 December 2021,” says spokesperson Siya Qoza.
Qoza says this has been done to deal with the high demand for services at Home Affairs offices.
“This extension period excludes weekends, public holidays, 17 and 24 December 2021 as the offices will be closed.”
The minister has also extended operating hours at some of the busiest ports of entry by making with some of them now operating for 24 hours.
“We have four ports that are operating at 24 hours now that is Beitbridge, Maseru, Lembobo and Oshoek.”
The Oshoek border with Eswatini will operate all day from the 20 to 24 December and the Lebombo border with Mozambique from 13 December 2021 to 09 January 2022
However, Qoza warns that although they operate for 24 hours a day, travels will be processed during curfew hours to enable a continuous processing of truck drivers.
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