The Challenge to Control South Africa's Borders and Borderline

"The aim of this research project was to establish how effective South African border control mechanisms are in preventing the illegal smuggling or movement of firearms across South Africa’s international land borders. The research consisted of an analysis of the existing border controls initiatives, an analysis of two case studies of border areas and an opinion survey among police members at South Africa’s 52 land border posts. Firearm-related crime is increasing at alarming rates in South Africa. Some illegal firearms enter the South African market as a result of smuggling activities across borders.However, the majority of firearms entering the illegal pool in the country do not originate from outside South Africa."