Up until now, South Africa's border management, which includes the tasks of securing the country's borders and protecting its national interests, has been managed by multiple organs of state. Despite this multiparty involvement, border management has been an ongoing challenge, and has resulted in increasing levels of cross-border crime. The trade in illicit cigarettes, for example, is one of the many cross-border crimes that South Africa has had to deal with in recent years, with such trade increasing during the national lockdown. On 21 July 2020, however, and after many years of deliberation, the Border Management Authority Act 2 of 2020 came into force.
Virusha Subban and Prenisha Govender 4 Aug 2020