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Extra staff at borders for Easter

Apr 01 2012 14:53 Sapa

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Johannesburg - More than 200 extra immigration officers are being deployed to deal with high traveller volumes over the Easter weekend, the home affairs department said on Sunday.

An extra 40 officers were being deployed in the Free State from Sunday, 72 in Mpumalanga, 18 in the Northern Cape, 22 in KwaZulu-Natal, seven in the Eastern Cape and 41 in Limpopo, said home affairs director general Mkuseli Apleni.

Ports of entry to South Africa would also stay open longer.

In Mpumalanga, Lebombo would stay open 24-hours a day from Monday until May 2, and Oshoek would operate 24-hours from Thursday to Monday.

Mahamba and Jeppes Reef, in Mpumalanga, would stay open from 7am to 10pm from Thursday to Monday, and Mananga would operate from 7am to midnight.

Groblersbrug, in Limpopo, would stay open 24-hours a day from Thursday to next Sunday, and Van Rooyenshek, in the Free State, would operate a 24-hour service on Thursday.

Qashasneck, in the Eastern Cape, would stay open from 6am to 10pm on Wednesday and for 24-hours on Thursday.

Apleni said the Durban Harbour, and the Ficksburg and Maseru Bridge borders, in the Free State, would continue to operate 24-hour services.
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