TERMINAL | Robert Watermeyer

Ports of Entry

South Africa has a 5000km land border, a 3600km coastline, and some of the busiest international airports on the African continent. Post 1994, and the emergence of democracy, South Africa’s borders opened, allowing an increased number of people and goods into the SADEC region and the rest of the continent. On top of this, the world’s increasing globalisation has added to and increased the amount of traffic coming in and out of the country.

This series of photographs investigates the various aspects which make up the concept of border control in South Africa. To this end I have photographed the land ports, seaports and airports were people are “allowed” to cross into South Africa and official border control exists.