“In an increasingly globalized world where, without exception, every country is faced with migration related challenges which include illegal immigration, movement of illicit goods and inter-jurisdictional crimes. To this end, it is very critical that members of the global community of nations collaborate to create platforms for allowing the sharing of technologies and good practices on its border management. Considering the magnitude of challenges faced by the countries of the world, the notion of porous borders remains the strategic concern of many countries of the world. As such, IBMATA provides such a platform where experts, academics, policy makers and practitioners from all over the world meet to develop and promote contemporary border management practices. At this point, it is very critical to apply vibrant policies that are guided by intelligence and technological provisions in stature and application. As the Border Management Authority, South Africa we pride ourselves in the partnership we developed with IBMATA under the leadership of Mr Tony Smith. As a result, we have learned very critical lessons for IBMATA sessions and that has brough massive improvements on how the BMA conducts its integrated border management operations”.
Dr Nakampe Michael Masiapato: D Litt. et Phil. (UJ), Ph.D. (Wits).
Commissioner & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Border Management Authority (BMA)