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The South African Border Management Authority invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for the position of Immigration Specialist [x65 posts].

Closing Date: 17 November 2023 @16h300

Salary: R241 485 plus benefits
Branch: Operations

Port of Entry:

  • OR Tambo International Airport X20Cape Town International Airport X10
  • Cape Town Harbour X1
  • Vioolsdrift X2
  • Golela X1
  • Ficksburg X1
  • King Shaka International Airport X1

  • Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport X2
  • Peka Bridge X1
  • Onseepkans X1
  • Skilpadshek X1
  • Maseru Bridge X1
  • MC Carthys Rest X1
  • Twee Rivieren X2

  • Rietfontein X2
  • Gemsbok X2
  • Bray X2
  • Groblersbridge X1
  • Qachasnek X2

  • Port Elizabeth Harbour X2
  • Port of Nqura X2
  • Port of Richards Bay X2
  • Mosselbay X2
  • Tellebridge X3


The BMA was formally established as Schedule 3A Public Entity on 1 April 2023. The Authority is responsible for the execution of frontline border law enforcement functions related to, inter alia, port health; immigration control; access control; biosecurity; …

… food safety and phyto-sanitary control; land border infrastructure development and maintenance; and border information and risk management. 

It is intended that this new approach will adapt and respond effectively to the challenges, threats and opportunities that exist in the border environment whilst safe-guarding South Africa’s borders and meeting the country’s national, regional and global developmental responsibilities; and human rights imperatives.


The successful candidate will be responsible for, amongst others, the following specific tasks:

  • Exercise control over the admission and departure of persons to and from the Republic through the Port of Entry.
  • Conduct clearance of travellers and signing in of crew members on arrival and departure. Ensure effective processing of asylum seekers in terms of the Refugees Act.

  • Clear out conveyers upon arrival and before departure.
  • Ensure effective processing of inadmissible, undesirable and prohibited persons.
  • Ensure effective processing of stowaways.


  • A Grade 12 Certificate as recognised by SAQA with minimum of 1 year work experience in customer care service/ law enforcement /security experience.
  • A relevant 3 year tertiary qualification recognised by SAQA will serve as an advantage.

  • Completion of the Cadet or Internship Programme with the Department of Home Affairs will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of the South African constitution, Public Management Act and Regulations, Public Finance Management Act, Immigration Act, Refugees Act, Criminal Prosecution Act.

  • Knowledge of international and Regional agreements and Instruments. – Computer literacy.
  • Customer orientation and service delivery improvement orientation, within the context of legal frameworks.
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Proven business partnering and stakeholder engagement.
  • Patriotic

  • Honesty and integrity.
  • Interrogation skills Security orientated.
  • Team player
  • Decisive
  • Shift work and willingness to work
  • Candidates should be prepared to relocate to others Ports of Entry should operational requirements necessitate. Preference will be given to local applicants


Comprehensive CV’s should be accompanied by the application form downloadable from the link at the bottom of this post. All applications should be sent to [email protected]

echnician Enquiries:
Ms Johannah Kabini
Email: [email protected]

HR Related Enquiries:
Ms Nthati Shakung
Email: [email protected]

Closing Date: 17 November 2023 @16h300


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