Cabinet has approved the One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) Bill, among others, for public comments.
This was confirmed by Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele, during a Post Cabinet media briefing.
He said the Bill follows approval of the OSBP Policy and its implementation strategy in March 2022.
The Bill, he said, seeks to harmonise the movement of people and goods between South Africa’s land ports of entry and its neighbouring countries.
He said: “This will alleviate current congestions at our land ports of entry for cross-border travellers and traders. These interventions are also key in the country’s efforts in driving the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement”.
The agreements envisioned in the Bill, he said, will ensure that the processing of goods, vehicles and people is seamless and fast.
The Bill also responds to relevant international legal instruments that relate to trade facilitation and movements of people and goods.
The OSBP Bill of 2022 will be published in the Department of Home Affairs website: www.dha.gov.za.
Hi Mike – what is your view? Is there an easy way of accessing it. Chris
Hi Chris there is a hyperlink at the end of the article. If I recall it takes you to DHA webpage. If you don’t come right, send me your email and I will locate for you.
Hi Mike, I have looked through the link. I guess I was expecting more detail such as is there provision for a single clearance document acceptable to both countries. What anti-corruption measures are there? If you could find more, that would be great. Chris
Chris, I think it’s pie in the sky. There are too many complexities involved to make it work in the current environment