Drones, speed boats, handheld biometric devices to help manage borders: Motsoaledi

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Home affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi says they have ordered surveillance drones, speed boats and handheld biometric devices to help manage the country's porous borders.
South Africa's land borders cover about 4,700km. Insufficient security and the poor state of fencing make the borders insecure, with foreigners entering illegally and allowing other acts of criminality.
Speaking on SABC on Sunday, Motsoaledi said they have employed technology to deal with undocumented foreigners and crime syndicates at the borders. 
"We have ordered 18 drones to be used at the borders, four speed boats and 500 handheld gadgets that can identify you by your fingerprint," he said.
In 2019, two months before national and provincial elections, then defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said they would use drones and rely more on technology at borders to tackle the influx of undocumented immigrants.
15 Apr 7AM English South Africa News · Daily News

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