post office

  1. Lefty309

    Importing stuff through the Post Office

    Hi. For anyone who imports stuff through the post office, do you put down your residential address when placing your order, or the address of your nearest post office branch? I believe using your residential address means the items are delivered to a random branch in your area, correct me if...
  2. Hanno Labuschagne

    15,000 Post Office employees could lose medical aid cover

    15,000 Post Office employees could lose medical aid cover Around 15,000 South African Post Office (Sapo) workers could lose their medical aid cover with Medipos from October because their employer owes the insurer R602 million in member contributions. The Sunday Times has reported that Medipos...
  3. Hanno Labuschagne

    Post Office closing 130 branches

    Post Office closing 130 branches The South African Post Office is in the process of permanently closing 130 branches across the country. The figure was confirmed by Post Office CEO Nomkhita Mona during a briefing to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communications on Wednesday. This comes...
  4. Hanno Labuschagne

    SA Post Office parcel scam warning

    SA Post Office parcel scam warning The SA Post Office has issued a warning about a scam where fraudsters convince people to pay money into a fraudulent account for a package. The email states that a parcel addressed to the person is being retained because customs fees on it are outstanding...
  5. J

    New prices for Post Office mail in South Africa

    New prices for Post Office mail in South Africa The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has published the new postage rates and service fees which will apply as from 1 April 2021. The price to send a standard letter in South Africa will increase from the current R4.90...
  6. J

    Post Offices closed by malls for not paying rent

    Post Offices closed by malls for not paying rent Landlords have seized equipment and kicked out the South African Post Office from their malls for not paying rent. According to the Post Office, it has resolved most of these rental disputes, but two post offices East of Pretoria remain closed...
  7. J

    Couriers must stop delivering packages that are under 1kg in South Africa - Post Office

    Couriers must stop delivering packages that are under 1kg in South Africa - Post Office The SA Post Office and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) want to stop private courier companies from delivering any packages under 1kg in South Africa. This is one of the main...
  8. J

    SA Post Office's new ecommerce platform

    SA Post Office's new ecommerce platform The SA Post Office's ecommerce platform will allow local entrepreneurs to sell their products on the global market, the company announced at an event in Pretoria. This platform will have a "soft launch" on 9 March 2020.
  9. J

    SA Post Office vs Couriers - Pricing showdown

    SA Post Office vs Couriers - Pricing showdown The South African Post Office recently announced its updated services fees, which will be implemented on 1 April 2020. The new 2020 rates will see users paying more for sending packages, mail, and stamps.
  10. J

    Beware - Items which you are not allowed to send via airmail

    Beware - Items which you may not send via airmail The SA Post Office has warned that there is a rise in the number of international parcels that cannot be dispatched by air mail as they contain items which are classified as unsafe for air cargo. “Regulations regarding the transport of items as...
  11. J

    SA Post Office has high expectations for its ecommerce platform

    SA Post Office has high expectations for its ecommerce platform The SA Post Office (SAPO) expects ecommerce and financial services to become a big portion of its revenue by 2030, with its internal predictions suggesting that only 20% of its revenue will come from its postage services by this...
  12. J

    Post Office releases special "25 years of democracy" stamp

    Post Office releases special "25 years of democracy" stamp The SA Post Office released a special stamp on 26 April to commemorate 25 years of democracy in South Africa. The stamp was designed by the Post Office’s graphic designer, Rachel Ackermann, who used a combination of watercolours and...
  13. Mist4h20

    Ebay order Arrive at destination country post office 6 months ago

    Hi all, just wondering if anyone has had any issues with post orders specifically ebay. My items have all "arrived at destination country post office" 6 months ago yet no delivery note received. Has anyone had this for over 6 months? Are there any suggestions about what I can do, I believe...
  14. J

    The big SA Post Office lie

    The big SA Post Office lie The South African Post Office has developed a reputation for offering poor service to its customers. This was shown in 2018 when a mail backlog that started in May took six months to clear.
  15. J

    We sent an email to customer support at the SA Post Office every day for two weeks - The result

    We sent an email to customer support at the SA Post Office every day for two weeks - The result MyBroadband recently ran a series of tests which showed that the SA Post Office was unable to deliver a letter on time. Multiple letters were sent as part of the test, with many not arriving after...
  16. J

    The Post Office website downtime uncovered serious problems

    The Post Office website downtime uncovered serious problems The fact that the SA Post Office’s website was down because it could not pay a R125.40 invoice is only the tip of the iceberg.
  17. Newsfeed

    One man can make a difference

    One man can make a difference When Mark Barnes announced he would take over as CEO of the SA Post Office, many questioned whether he had lost his marbles.
  18. Newsfeed

    Postboxes now come with a free “digital postbox”

    Postboxes now come with a free “digital postbox” The SA Post Office has announced that customers who renew their postboxes before the end of 2017 will qualify for a free digital postbox for life.
  19. D

    Ordered from DX.com and package arrived with empty box, how to get refund?

    Hey, I ordered a Lenovo Zuk Z2 from Dx.com and waited for 2 months for it. It arrived at the post office, went to get it, signed for it and opened it at the post office. The phone box packaging was damaged and the phone was missing. Now I need a refund, I contacted DX.com and they said they...
  20. Kevin Lancaster

    What happens when a gift from overseas is worth more than R1,400

    What happens when a gift from overseas is worth more than R1,400 A Durban resident received a shock bill of over R4,000 when she went to collect a parcel sent from overseas from her local SA Post Office branch.
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