Home Affairs Dept extends hours, deploys extra staff to borders

The department says it will be working with law enforcement agencies on several integrated operations.

FILE: Department of Home Affairs. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - The Home Affairs Department has extended its working hours and brought in additional staff at selected ports of entry for the festive season.

The department says it will be working with law enforcement agencies on several integrated operations.

These include police patrols, car inspections and swift response to crime.

The department's Stephen van Neel says they’re ready for the festive season.

“Our preparations are complete and we’re ready for our festive deployment, as we took on additional staff to our ports of entry.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)