Zim, SA Agree To Establish One-Stop Border

Zimbabwe and South Africa agreed to establish the Beitbridge One-Stop Border Post as a way of addressing challenges faced by travellers between the two countries at the border post.

This came out of the Third Session of the Bi-National Commission Summit of the two countries which ended in Harare on Tuesday. The Commission was informed that a joint technical committee was already in place. The joint commission, which was set up after the second session of the BNC last year, formed legal, procedures, ICT, infrastructure and human resources task teams. An official who spoke to The Herald on condition of anonymity said:

South Africa informed the Commission that (its) government approved the framework for the One-Stop Border Post and they are currently consulting with stakeholders on the development of the One-Stop Border Post at Beitbridge as a priority project. The Commission noted the challenges emanating from both countries operating in isolation and agreed that there is need for joint efforts and identification of clear milestones as required.

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