Question NW3171 to the Minister of Home Affairs

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24 October 2023 - NW3171

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Buthelezi, Mr EM to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What amount has been allocated to the newly launched Border Management Authority in the 2023-24 financial year?


As part of its establishment, the BMA integrated a total of 2100 staff members from 4 different government departments. The departments include:

  • The Department of Home Affairs.
  • The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development.
  • The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment.
  • The Department of Health.

As part of the transfer, the BMA received R1.3 billion (R1 341 224 000) for Compensation of Employees as well as Goods and Services from the four transferring departments, in line with the transfer of functions and resources. The transferred amount was not new money, but money that was already in the respective departmental baselines.

In addition, the BMA requested a budget of R2.6 billion as new money from the National Treasury in order to capacitate the Authority, but was only allocated less than 10% of the requested amount. The allocated new money by National Treasury was R250 million to the BMA for the 2023/24 Financial Year.

This led to the total budget of the Authority being R1.59 billion, which is a total of the R1.3 billion old money and R250 million new money allocated by the National Treasury.


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