Johannesburg - Several border posts have increased their working
hours to accommodate the large number of travellers during the festive
season, the home affairs department said on Thursday.
Between December 1 and 22, 2.3 million people had entered and left the country, spokesman Ronnie Mamoepa said.
"In anticipation of increased traveller volumes, an
additional 154 immigration officers have also been deployed to the
Maseru, Lebombo and Durban harbour ports of entry."
The Mahamba, Mananga and Jeppes Reef border posts into
Swaziland would be open from 7am to midnight, 7am to 8pm and 7am to 10pm
The Qachaa and Tellebridge border posts into Lesotho
would open at 6am and close at 10pm. These times would be in effect from
December 22 to 24.
The Rooyenshek border post into Lesotho would be open from 6am to midnight from December 22 to January 9.
Meanwhile 350 former SA National Defence Force officers
had been trained in immigration services and started working at OR
Tambo International Airport on Wednesday December, 21.