03 December 2019 - NW1252
Khanyile, Ms AT to ask the Minister of Home Affairs
(1)What (a) is the current vacancy rate at his department’s offices in the Western Cape, (b) number of vacancies exist at each office and (c) is the job title of each vacancy in each case; (2) what number of immigration officers are currently employed at each of his department’s offices in the Western Cape; (3) how often do his department’s immigration officers travel to Mossel Bay?
(1)(a-b) Currently no funded vacancies exist within the Western Cape. Due to austerity measures all posts become unfunded when they become vacant.
(1)(c) No funded vacancies exist.
(2) The Western Cape Province has 46 Immigration Officers in total distributed as follows:
- George Office = 4 x Immigration Officers
- Mosselbay Office = 1 x Immigration Officer,
- Oudtshoorn Office = 3 x Immigration Officers,
- Beaufort West Office = 2 x Immigration Officers,
- Cape Town Office = 16 x Immigration Officers
- Khayelithsa Office = 6 x Immigration Officers,
- Caledon Office = 3 x Immigration Officers,
- Paarl Office = 5 x Immigration Officers,
- Worcester Office = 2 x Immigration Officers,
- Malmesbury Office = 3 x Immigration Officers,
- Vredendal Office = 1 x Immigration Officer
(3) The Department has one Immigration Officer stationed at the Mosselbay Office responsible to perform inspectorate functions. The Mosselbay Harbour is serviced from the Cape Town Port Control Office on a call out basis for clearances of crew.